Forgot Screen Time Passcode, How to Recover It?

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2022-01-15 / Update for  Screen Time

"I forget my screentime passcode, How can i recover it? what should i do now? i forget only screentime passcode not unlock screen or Face ID one. "

With the Screen Time feature, you can set a password to restrict your Screen time settings. However, there are reported cases where iOS users tend to forget Screen Time Passcode. You might try entering your iPhone screen lock passcode and all the passcodes, but you are not successful. At this point, you will have to retreat to workable solutions or rely on third-party apps. In this article, we give you solutions on how to fix forgot Screen Time passcode using iTunes as well as using Tenorshare 4uKey on your iPhone 13/13 Pro/13 mini/12/11/XR/8/7/6S.

Method 1. Try Possible or Default Screen Time Passcode

This method as the title suggests, involves trying some random combinations of digits that can eventually give you access to the screen time application. This method is not anything new to users and droves of people have reported success. Choose four digits which should not match or be related to any of your device passwords. For instance, if you unlock your screen using a password say 456723, then 4567 will not work for you. Choose any random four digits and make sure it's not related to your lock screen passcode or iCloud password.

Method 2. Remove Screen Time Passcode without Restoring Device

If you had not synced your phone with iTunes, you could rely on Tenorshare 4uKey to remove the forgotten Screen Time passcode on your iOS device. It is a software that allows you to remove iPhone forgot screen time as well as iTunes backup passcode with high success rate whilst no data loss. To use this software to fix forgot Screen Time passcode on your iPhone, watch the video guide or follow the steps below.

  • Go download Tenorshare 4uKey for Mac or Windows depending on the operating system that is using.

  • Next, open the installed one on your computer and click on the "Remove Screen Time Passcode" option.

    remove screen time passcode interface
  • From there, you can then connect your iPhone to the computer. If prompted to trust device do so and then click on the "Start Remove" button.

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  • The program will begin removing the forgot time screen passcode on your iPhone. You will be able to see the progress on the screen, therefore, be patient until the process is complete.

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  • Now, when the process of removing forgot Screen Time passcode is complete, the program will notify that it is successful.

    removed screen time passcode successfully

You can then disconnect your iPhone and view your Screen Time reports without a passcode.

Method 3. Erase and Reset Your Device

You can also deleting Screen Time passcode by erasing your device. You can either go to Settings > Reset > Reset All Content and Settings, or restore your iPhone with iTunes in following steps. Note that this will erase everything and you cannot use your old backups because your backups will include your passcode too.

Step 1. First, go to your computer and open iTunes applications.

Step 2. Next, you need to connect your iOS device to your computer and iTunes will immediately detect your iOS device.

Step 3. On the iTunes home window, click on the iOS icon at the top of the window and head to the Summary tab.


Step 4. Under the Summary tab, click on the "Restore iPhone" button.

Step 5. From there, iTunes will restore your iPhone and be patient until the process is complete. Then you can disconnect your iPhone and access screen Time without a passcode.


As you can see you need not to worry when you forget screen Time password as you can use iTunes to restore your iPhone settings. However, the best choice is to use Tenorshare Screen Time passcode removing tool since it does not erase your iPhone settings but only remove the iPhone passcode. Alternatively, you can use to retrieve the desired passcode.