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Can’t stop watching the screen of the digital products, like your iPhone or iPad, Mac, or other devices, and regulate yourself or children using Apple’s screen time? It’s not healthy to using long hours of phones. Maybe you have heard that “For an extreme case, it was possible for people to experience a retinal detachment as a result of excessive phone use. And there were real examples reported by some hospitals. Really scary. The question, then, is how to remove screen time without a password if you have forgotten it?
The report shows a majority of users recently require a password reset due to forgetting their password. As an overloaded password user, I suffered a lot from forgetting and resetting passwords every day, including screen time passwords.
Then it’s really important to know how to remove or reset a forgotten screen time passcode. Here we will walk you around how to remove screen time without a password to fix the problem.
Part 1: Free Way to Remove a forgotten screen time password.
Apple official has provided a way to reset screen time passcode. However, you should prepare your recovery settings in advance when you are setting up the screen time password.
Steps to Set up Screen Time & Screen Time Passcode Recovery.
- Head to Settings > Screen Time > Turn on Screen Time.
When you turn on screen time, the iPhone or iPad will ask you to choose “This is My iPhone/iPad” or “This is My Child’s iPhone/iPad”. Set it.
- On the Screen Time Page: Tap Use Screen Time Passcode.
- On the Set Passcode Page: enter your screen time passcode, then re-enter it.
- On the prompted Screen Time passcode Recovery Page: Enter your Apple ID and Password. Later, when you forget your screen time passcode, you can use your Apple ID to reset it.
Steps to remove and reset your screen time without passcode via Apple’s Screen Time Passcode Recovery.
- Tap Settings > Screen Time.
- On the Screen time Page, Tap Change Screen Time Passcode > Change Screen Time Passcode.
- Tap “Forgot Passcode” under the “Enter Old Screen Time Passcode”.
- On the prompted Screen Time Passcode Recovery Page, enter your Apple ID and Password to reset your screen time passcode.
- Enter your new screen time passcode.
Then you can remember your new screen time passcode or write it down to avoid forgetting it once more. Do restart your iPhone or iPad if the new screen time passcode is not working.
Part 2: Remove screen time without password with the third-party software (no data loss).
Our SD iPhone unlocker has helped thousands of people to remove their screen time without a password. Exactly, it will disable your screen time without a screen time passcode. It can completely remove your failed screen time passcode attempts and let you remove your screen time passcode without the old password. Through many tests, we’ve found it’s our best pick to remove a forgotten screen time passcode tool with no data loss.
Firstly, free download the SD iPhone Unlocker and install it on your PC or Mac.
Step 1: Launch the software on your computer. Go to the “Unlock Screen Time Passcode” section.
The software is able to bypass the screen time passcode, as well as the screen(lock) passcode. Do head to the right place to remove your forgotten screen time passcode. Hit Unlock Screen Time Passcode. (Don’t confuse that with Unlock Screen passcode Section, which lets you unlock your screen lock pin).
Step 2: Plug your iPhone into the computer with the USB cable.
Do enter your passcode to unlock your device when it’s connected. If there is no response, pull the USB cable out and plug it in again. Do check the connection of the cable. You’d better use the original stable USB cable.
Step 3: Start to Unlock.
On the Unlock Screen Time Passcode Screen, you will see the notice that the software will remove your screen time passcode quickly without data loss.
Note: To remove the screen time, you should disable “Find My” First. You’ll need to re-setup your iPhone/iPad after removing the screen time passcode. Don’t worry. You won’t lose any data.
If Find My iPhone/iPad is on, the software will prompt a page to guide you to disable it. Follow the steps on the screen.
Step 4: Download Firmware.
Hit download to download the firmware and wait for the process to be completed.
Step 5: Unlock.
The software will then remove your screen time passcode with the firmware package. It’s fast in less than one minute. Then you will see your iPhone re-opened.
Step 6: Re-set up your iPhone/iPad without data loss.
Note these two things to make sure you won’t lose your data:
When on the Screen Time page, choose Set it up Later.
When on the Apps & data, choose “Don’t transfer Apps & Data“.
Hooray. You should remove your forgotten screen time passcode successfully by keeping all your data.
Then in several minutes, you should get your iPhone/iPad as the original data on it, but with the disabling screen time status. Later, if you need to use the screen time and set a new screen time passcode, just enable it as before. The failed time passcode attempts notice will also be gone when using a new password.
We have uploaded our test videos to the YouTube Channel. It’s also a video tutorial. TL; DR, do check our videos.
Part 3. Remove screen time passcode via removing your Apple ID and using a new one (family sharing scenario).
Maybe you are in family sharing and can’t remove your screen time passcode. Don’t worry, you are not alone.
People leave comments on our website about how to remove the screen time passcode completely when they are still in family sharing. In Family sharing, the organizers are still able to turn on the screen time and set up a new one for the family members again even if you remove your screen time passcode. Setting up the screen time on your iPhone won’t prevent your family organizer to set screen time back for you again.
However, in fact, you can’t sign out of your Apple ID manually when there are screen time restrictions. You’ll find the greyed-out Sign Out options.
Only family member aged 13 or older is able to leave Family sharing by stop using Family sharing (Apple has designed this feature).
The SD iPhone Unlocker is a great piece of software to help you sign out of Apple ID with restrictions at this point.
Note that removing Apple ID will lose your data. Note that when you sign out the Apple ID in family sharing, you should also lose your purchased content with family sharing. Do back up your iPhone/iPad before removing your Apple ID.
Read the following method to remove your screen time passcode with restrictions through signing out of your previous Apple ID.
Q&As about Removing Screen Time without password.
Is it necessary to use Screen Time?
It depends. If you are feeling safe and too tired to remember one more passcode like screen time passcode on your iPhone/iPad, it’s okay not to use it.
People use screen time more often to stop their bad digital habits or use it in parental controls.
For me, I always use screen time and screen time passcode when I find myself indulged in the iPhone/iPad. And I always disabled screen time when I become self-disciplined.
Is there any free way to delete the screen time passcode?
You can try to restore your iPhone or iPad to a previously encrypted backup without enabling screen time with iTunes. That’s free.
How to find your screen time password?
With the help of the software, you won’t require your old screen time passcode, it will disable your screen time without a password, and then you can set a new password.
If you want to find your screen time passcode, try the following ways:
- Check with your birthday numbers. Maybe one of your family birthday numbers.
- Check with your anniversaries numbers, such as the anniversaries of your first date, your wedding day, a special day, etc.
- Find them on your online notebooks or your pocketbooks. Find on any paper or books you may write the password down on it.
How do you manage it and avoid forgetting your screen time passcode?
- Write the passwords down and keep them safe.
- Set the passcode with your pattern. We have known that it’s dangerous to use the same password many times. You’d better set your screen time passcode with your common patterns with constant numbers(characters) plus variable numbers(characters). I have been practicing this method to keep my password easy to be remembered and safe for several years.
How to remove app limits, downtime, and time limits/restrictions without a password?
By using this third-party software, you will disable your screen time without a password. That means you will remove all the limits altogether in Screen Time, including downtime limits, app limits, content restrictions, and more.
Does a factory reset remove screen time?
Yes, absolutely, a factory reset of iPhone/iPad or Mac will wipe all data on it including the screen time passcode. However, “reset all settings” won’t get rid of your screen time passcode.