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What is Screen Time Passcode and How to Set It Up

What is Screen Time Passcode and how to use it?

Are you looking for “what is screen time passcode”? Screen time passcode is the passcode used along with Apple’s screen time function. When a user turns on the screen time feature and locks his phone usage of settings, apps, and more, he or his children (or anyone) can only enter the screen time passcode to access the locked content & apps when time limits or restrictions are reached or to change the Screen Time settings.

Besides screen unlocking passcode, screen time passcode has the top priority to limit the use of your iPhone/iPad if it’s turned on.

Without a screen time passcode, you can’t either change numerous settings on your iPhone or you can’t factory reset your iPhone via settings, or you can’t use the iPhone completely under the most restrictive conditions. Yes, the screen time passcode has the power to limit the iPhone as a bricked iPhone with extreme restrictions.

Related: How to Reset an iPhone without Screen Time Passcode.

People use a screen time passcode to secure Screen Time settings and to allow for more time when limits expire. Screen Time & screen time passcode is widely used in Parental control.

what is a screen time passcode
What is a screen time passcode

Here’s a Quick Overview of what you’ll learn in this article:

Apple released screen time as part of iOS 12. Now you can maximize your iPhone’s control with this great feature on iOS 12, iOS 13, iOS 14, iOS 15. The screen time feature, it is not only a comprehensive data analysis tool to record how you spend time on your iPhone or iPad, but also an effective way to lockout anyone using their iPhone or iPad.

What is Screen Time Passcode on your personal iPhone/iPad/iPod?

Screen time passcode on your iPhone, iPad or iPod is the password to lock Screen Time, which is a feature to let you get an overview report of how the time is spent on your iDevices. Besides, it helps you set limits on iPhone or iPad for what you want to manage with the passcode.  Once the apps’ time limits are reached, they should be unlocked with the password. Once you’d like to enable or disable the screen time, you are unable to do that without the screen time passcode(without a third-party tool). Once you want to change anything related to the screen time settings, this password is also needed.

How to Set Up Screen Time Passcode on Your Personal Devices?

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Go to Settings > Screen Time > Tap Turn on Screen Time > Choose This is My iPhone/iPad/iPod> Use Screen Time Passcode> Set a Screen Time Passcode > Enter your Apple ID & password on the Screen Time Passcode Recovery Page.

If you’d like to lock your settings right with Screen Time Passcode.

On the Screen Time page, Tap Use Screen Time Passcode then set a four-digit screen time passcode and confirm.

The last important step: On the pop-up page of Screen Time Passcode Recovery Enter your Apple ID and Password.

set up screen time password with apple id & passcode
set up screen time password with apple id & passcode

Thus, if you forget your Screen Time Passcode, you can use your Apple ID and password to reset it.

If you tend to forget passwords, you probably choose not to use the Screen Time Passcode. Maybe too many passwords for you.

If you forgot your screen time passcode or your child’s screen time passcode, please refer to our tutorial to fix it. Or you can directly download our product SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker to remove it without data loss or read the comprehensive tutorial to do it step by step.

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

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Don’t confuse screen time passcode with screen unlocking passcode. To unlock the forgotten screen lock passcode, refer to iPhone is Disabled Connect to iTunes-How to Fix.

What is Screen Time Password on your Mac?

Mac’s screen time passcode is that password that lets you monitor usage, scheduled downtime, and set limits with a lock across your Mac.

How to Turn on Screen Time Password on your Mac?

On macOS Catalina or later:

  • Head to Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Screen Time.
  • Click Options in the lower-left corner.
  • Click Turn On. Select Use Screen Time Passcode. Enter a four-digit passcode and enter the password again to verify it.

How to Turn on Screen Time on Mac for family sharing members or your child?

  • Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Family Sharing.
  • Hit Screen Time in the sidebar, then select your child’s name from the list on the right.
  • Click the Open Screen Time button to return to Screen Time preferences.
  • Choose your child’s name from the menu in the upper-left corner.
  • Click Options in the lower-left corner.
  • Click Turn On.

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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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