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How to Turn off Screen Time without Passcode on iPhone/iPad [iOS 15]

Looking for how to turn off Screen Time without a passcode? When you are using your iPhone or iPad normally, and suddenly the screen is locked with the Screen Time limits(Downtime limit, or App Limits, Communication limits, Content & Privacy Restrictions), it’s annoying. Every time you are disturbed by it and want to get rid of the screen time limits without a password or even take off the screen time completely. But you then find that you have forgotten the screen time passcode.

In this article, we will show you how to turn off screen time without a passcode, including getting rid of screen time limits(also along with Downtime, App Limits, and Communication Limits, etc.) and the failed screen time password attempts on iOS 15/14/13/12 without a password in three simple ways.

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How to turn off screen time without passcode

How many failed screen time passcode attempts on your iPhone or iPad?

After 10 failed screen time passcode attempts, you’ll need to try again in 1 hour. After 11 or more wrong attempts, you’ll still need to try again in 1 hour.

  • 6 failed screen time passcode attempts, try again in 1 minute.
  • 7 failed screen time passcode attempts, try again in 5 minutes.
  • 8 failed screen time passcode attempts, try again in 15 minutes.
  • 9 failed passcode attempts, try again in 60 minutes.
  • 10 failed screen time passcode attempts, try again in 60 minutes.
  • 11 failed screen time passcode attempts, try again in 60 minutes.

It is simple to turn off Screen Time if you didn’t set up a Screen Time Passcode. Go to Settings > Screen Time > Turn off Screen Time.

But if you have forgotten your screen time passcode after setting it or without knowing the previous screen time passcode, the screen time will keep asking you to enter your screen time passcode to disable it, you can’t directly turn off Screen Time or remove screen time passcode without the previous pins. How to take off Screen Time(Downtime, App Limits, and Communication Limits, etc.) without a password?

Here we pick three straight ways to turn off screen time without a password also without erasing your iPhone.

Part 1: Turn off Screen Time without passcode via Apple Screen Time Passcode Recovery(Free Way).

Step 1. Reset the forgotten screen time Passcode via Screen Time Passcode Recovery. Then enter a new easy-to-remember password.

The fastest way to recover your screen time passcode is to reset it using Apple’s Screen Time Passcode Recovery. When you turn on Screen Time, tap Use Screen Time Passcode. After Entering your Screen Time Passcode, the iPhone prompts you a Screen Time Recovery page, asking you to enter your Apple ID and password. Only If you have entered your Apple ID & Passcode, you can recover and reset your screen time passcode when forgot it.

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Turn off screen time without passcode, tap Forgot Passcode on devices as the snapshots show.
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After tapping Forgot Passcode, enter your Apple ID & password, then enter a new password.
  • Tap Settings App.
  • Tap Screen Time.
  • Tap Change Screen Time Passcode > Turn off Screen Time Passcode.
  • Tap “Forgot Passcode?”.
  • On the pop-up page of Screen Time Recovery, enter your Apple ID & Passcode. Click the OK option on the top right corner of the screen.
  • On the “Enter New Screen Time Passcode” Page, enter a new password(Just make sure you use a password that will be easier for you to remember but not too easy to guess.) Then on Verify New Screen time Page, enter it again.

Done. You should turn off your screen time without a password with this Apple Screen Time Passcode Recovery.

You’d better not skip the step to provide your Apple ID and password when you set up the screen time passcode as the picture shows. But if you skip that, you can also use Forgot Passcode to reset it. No forgot Screen Time Passcode Option? What should you do then, we’ve dived into the issues and given solutions for the No Forgot Passcode option for Screen Time. If forgot passcode option not showing up, you can check this article to see the reasons and how to fix it.

set up screen time password with apple id & passcode
Set up screen time password with providing Apple ID & password.

Step 2. Disable Screen Time with your newly set knowing screen time passcode.

It’s simple to disable the screen time when you remember your password. Follow the screenshots and the steps.

  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Screen Time.
  • Tap Turn off Screen Time.
  • Enter your Screen Time Passcode.
  • Tap Turn off Screen Time to confirm it.
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Turn off screen time by entering the screen time passcode on iPhone or iPad.

Part 2. Turn Off Your Screen Time without Passcode (No data loss). – SD iPhone Unlocker.

With this smart, simple, and useful SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker tool, turning off your screen time without a passcode is not a daunting task, and you can make it a breeze. This brilliant software is capable of disabling screen time without a passcode in a minute or so. However, the biggest advantage of using the app is not losing everything on your device(no data loss, no factory resetting). You are able to disable your screen time either on PC or Mac with the smart app.

Free download SD iPhone unlocker and install it on your computer. Pick PC version or Mac version which is paired to your desktop or laptop computer.

Video Tutorial:

Step 1: Start the app and click Unlock Screen Time Passcode.

Unlock Screen Time Passcode Section
Choose Unlock Screen Time Passcode

Step 2: Turn off Find My on your iPhone and click Start to Unlock on the window of the app.

If you don’t turn off Find My on your iPhone, this software will pop up a window to remind you.

Go to Settings > [your name] > Find My and turn Find My iPhone/iPad/iPod off there.

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When you can’t remember or find out your screen time passcode, don’t panic, even if you have 10 Failed Screen Time Passcode Attempts, you will still need to wait for another 60 minutes. And your iPhone won’t be locked.

Part 3. How to Turn off Child’s Screen Time without a passcode.

Forgot your child’s screen time passcode? It’s easy to turn off it or reset it without a password if you follow the right way. Read our post:

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

We hope this article helped you find how to turn off screen time without a passcode, getting rid of all screen time limits without a password.  It’s worth mentioning that after turning off the screen time, you will also turn off the Downtime, App Limits, and Communication Limits simultaneously.

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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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