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Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Reset with No Data Loss[Video]

Forgot Screen Time Passcode and how to figure out the screen time password on your iPhone or iPad on iOS 12/13 or iOS 14/15? Don’t be annoyed with the iPhone/iPad/iPod with the app’s limited screen. This article gives you proven and comprehensive fix solutions around “Forgot Screen Time Password” and what do you do if you forgot your Screen Time passcode or Restrictions Passcode. When you forgot your screen time password or restrictions pin, there may be many failed screen time passcode attempts on your iPhone, but your iPhone won’t be locked.

Forgot screen time passcode- how to reset it.
Forgot screen time passcode- how to reset it.

What to Do If You forgot Screen Time passcode.

It’s significant to provide your Apple ID & password when you set up your screen time passcode on your iPhone/iPad or Mac. Thus you can use the Part 1 method to recover the screen time passcode.

Every day countless people forget their passwords in the modern world. It is reported from the HYPR Study: 78 Percent People Forget Their Passwords And Then Go For Reset. Apple strongly recommends you set Screen Time Passcode Recovery but you can skip this step. Here we strongly advise you to provide your Apple ID & password in case you forgot it and need a reset. What to do if you forgot your screen time passcode? what to do then with providing Apple ID & password or without entering them? We covered these resolutions in the below parts.

Part 1. Forgot Screen Time Passcode – Reset via Screen Time Passcode Recovery (Free).

Open Settings> Screen Time > Change Screen Time Passcode> Tap Change Screen Time Passcode or Turn Off Screen Time Passcode > Tap Forgot Passcode?

On that Screen Time Passcode Recovery Page, Enter your Apple ID & Password.

reset screen time passcode via screen time passcode recovery
If you tap Change Screen Time Passcode and then use Screen Time Passcode Recovery, it will let you enter your new passcode.

Once you choose Turn Off Screen Time Passcode and then Screen Passcode Recovery, it will turn off the forgotten screen time passcode for you.

Once you forgot your screen time passcode by skipping the step of providing your Apple ID & password when you set up your screen time passcode, You can also recover it with Screen Passcode Recovery.

The apple way is to restore the iPhone or iPad to factory settings by erasing everything. After that, you can set it up as New.

Part 2. If You Forgot Screen time Passcode, Reset the iPhone or iPad.

Go to Settings > General > Erase All Content & Settings. Then confirm to authenticate with your passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID. And confirm Erase.

Unable to reset your iPhone or iPad if you forgot the screen time passcode but you are asked to enter the screen time password to reset(iOS 14 or iOS 15)? Use Part 3-SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker Way.

Some people can reset it only with the passcode(screen lock passcode), some people are required to enter the screen time passcode after that. If you have forgotten your screen time password here, you can’t factory reset your iPhone via the Settings app. (We tested several times to sign in & sign out the Apple ID, things may be different: you may reset it without entering the screen time passcode here if you’ve enabled it.) If it isn’t viable to use option 2, turn to Option 3 or 4.

Or If you’d like to factory reset your iPhone/iPad without Screen Time Passcode, Read this Tutorial: How to Factory Reset an iPhone or iPad without Screen Time Passcode.

Part 3. Reset Forgotten Screen Time Password on iPhone/iPad via the Third-Party SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker. (No Data Loss Reset)

Option 2. Use a third-party app SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker to remove screen time passcode without data loss. This great SD iPhone unlocker can remove your forgotten screen time passcode and disable the Screen Time in several minutes. The process is easy, smooth, and swift.

Requirement: A PC or Mac to install the software.

  1. iTunes is installed on your computer with the latest version.
  2. Find My iPhone/iPad should be disabled.
  3. You need to re-setup your device without data loss after unlocking the forgotten screen time passcode process.

Most outstanding features: No passcode required. No data loss.

We have proven this software can remove the forgotten screen time passcode without data loss. You can check that process from my video.

To use this app, Firstly, free download and install it on your PC or Mac.

Step 1: Launch the app, head to the Screen Time section.

Reset iPhone forgotten Screen Time Passcode via app- Start

Step 2: Connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to the computer and unlock it. Then disable Find My: Settings > [Your Name] > Find My. Toggle to turn it off.

what if forgot screen time passcode connect to computer and use software to reset
what if you forgot screen time passcode – connect to the computer and use software to reset

Step 3. Start to Remove and wait for a while.Start to remove Screen Time Passcode

Step 4: Set up your device and Note that choose Don’t Transfer Apps & Data on Apps & Data Page. Also, Choose Set up later on Screen Time page during the setup process. Done. You can use your device without the screen time passcode and gone with the related restrictions.

Screen Time Passcode unlocked successfully

Video Tutorial on What to Do If You forgot Screen Time passcode.

Part 4: Reset the Screen Time Passcode with iTunes.

Basic Requirement: Apple ID password is required to disable Find My. The Passcode is required during the process.

 Restore the iPhone or iPad to factory settings via iTunes on the computer. Consequently, the screen time passcode will disappear with all content & settings on your device.

With forgotten screen time passcode, you can’t change the app limit or screen time related settings, or if you forgot your kid’s screen time passcode, you can’t adjust the parental control settings.

Remove screen time passcode without losing data method with iTunes – Restore to an Encrypted Backup (the encrypted backup before you set up screen time Passcode).

 One proven way by us is to remove the forgotten screen time passcode is to restore your iPhone or iPad to a recent encrypted iTunes backup (choose one backup on the data without turning on screen time). Another proven way is that you can restore your device with a backup of another Apple ID without enabling screen time or screen time passcode.

Maybe you want to learn more about backup your iPhone iPad or iPod with iTunes or iCloud 2020.

However, you can’t remove it by restoring a backup with failed screen time passcode attempts. The status will be still restored. Likewise, don’t restore with any unencrypted backups, as it won’t work to reset the screen time passcode.

Don’t be distraught, if you have forgotten your screen time passcode without Passcode or iTunes, there is a hassle-free way to recover it via the above third-party software.

Part 5. Forgot My Child’s Screen Time Passcode What to Do?

Forgot your child’s Screen Time passcode? How to fix it?

 If you haven’t used the family sharing, reset it use the child’s device. You can apply the above methods.

If you have family sharing as a parent, reset it on your own iPhone or iPad by entering your passcode (your screen unlocking passcode), Touch ID, or FaceID.

  • Tap Settings > Screen Time.
  • Scroll down and Choose the Child’s name under family.
  • Scroll down and Tap Change Screen Time Passcode > Change Screen Time Passcode or Turn off Screen Time Passcode.
  • Authenticate with your Touch ID, Face ID, or passcode to proceed.
forgot child’s screen time passcode-how to change and reset
Forgot Child’s Screen Time Passcode – How to Change and Reset it.

Many people are confused with their own screen time passcode and their child’s screen time passcode on your device. Forgetting a child’s screen time passcode and resetting is very different from resetting a personal screen time passcode. Thus, we have covered a clear guide with step by step snapshots:

Forgot Your Child’s Screen Time Passcode How to Turn off or Reset it

Other Common Questions & Answers about Forgot Screen Time Passcode.

Question 1: What is Screen Time Passcode?

Screen time passcode is an independent passcode to lock the settings of screen time restrictions or the passcode that you need to remove the screen time limits. Read more:What is Screen Time Passcode and How to Set It

Question 2: How many failed screen time passcode attempts?

10 or more. If you have 10 or more failed screen time passcode attempts, you have to try again in 60 minutes. We explained the failed screen time passcode attempts in the article: What Happens after 10 Failed Screen Time Passcode Attempts (iOS 14/13)

Question 3: How to Turn off Screen Time Passcode Without Passcode?

Enter Apple ID & Passcode to reset it directly via Screen Time Passcode Recovery or use the third-party software. With using the software, you need a computer (PC or Mac) to remove it or turn off Screen Time Passcode.

Question 4: How to Remove Restriction Passcode or Screen Time Passcode for Free with Utility?

PinFinder is a free program to figure out the restrictions or screen time passcode from the backups of iTunes. It only supports iOS 7 to iOS 12.4, while iOS 13, 14 are not supported by it.

Question 5: What is My Default Screen time Passcode on My iPhone/iPad, I never set a screen time passcode.

Screen time Passcode inherits Restriction Passcode in the earlier versions of iOS if you enabled that in the past.

Question 6: I have changed my screen time passcode (Use a new one), why failed screen time passcode Attempts message (happened on the old one) still there?

Like the above example, try to force reboot your iPhone several times. There may be some software issues.

Question 7:What is SD iPhone Unlocker? When forgot the screen time passcode on your iPhone or iPad, what models are supported to bypass the password?

Refer to the product page of the SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker. SD iPhone unlocker is a smart and easy app to unlock the screen lock passcode or screen time passcode/restrictions passcode when you forgot it, moreover, it is capable of getting rid of Apple ID.

The supported device models:

iPad iPad Pro, iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3

iPhone  iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS

Question 7: Why I can’t sign out of My Apple ID (or My children’s) with “Sign-out is not available due to restrictions”?

When you encountered the problem of that “Sign-out is not available due to restrictions”. You are not alone. Don’t worry. Because you have turned on Screen Time and restrictions on your iPhone or iPad. Get help from our proven tutorial Fixing Sign-out is Not Available Due to Restrictions.

Related: When you forgot your TikTok Screen Management Screen Time Password what do you do.

If you use Tiktok screen time management to set time limits, not the Apple Screen Time, refer to Forgot TikTok Screen Time Passcode How to Fix.

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Forgot My iPhone Passcode How to Fix it 2021.

Amanda Lee

I am the chief editor of softwaredive.com. I have been engaged in software and computer gadgets fields for over 10 years, offering proven guides, tips, and software solutions in data recovery, and multimedia field.

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