How to Disable Screen Time without Passcode on iPhone/iPad (iPhone 15)

by Anna Sherry   Updated on 2023-12-08 / Update for  Screen Time

"How do I disable Screen Time if I forgot the passcode?"

With Screen Time passcode enabled on your iPhone or iPad, it will ask you to input passcode each time you access or change the Screen Time settings. When you forget the passcode, you might wish to learn how to disable Screen Time.

Actually you have multiple solutions below and it is up to you to decide which method you would like to go ahead with to turn off the Screen Time. Let's check out now!

Method 1. How to Disable Screen Time without Passcode (No Data Loss)

To disable the Screen Time without passcode but keep your device data, this section will introduce a highly efficient screen time remover. You are going to remove the forgotten passcode from your iPhone or iPad, which turns off Screen time at the same time. And this software is Tenorshare 4uKey. We have prepared detailed steps and video tutorial below.

Remove Screen Time Passcode without Data Loss via 4uKey

  • Download and launch 4uKey on your computer. Click on the option that says "Remove Screen Time Passcode" to start the passcode removal process.

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  • Connect your iPhone via a USB able and "Trust" your computer. Click on Start Remove button to continue.

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  • You need to turn off the Find My iPhone if you have enabled it.

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  • A progress bar will appear when the software is removing the passcode from your device.

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  • The Screen Time passcode has been successfully removed from your iPhone or iPad. You will see the following message on the screen.

    remove screen time passcode with 4ukey successfully

Video Tutorial on How to Disable Screen Time without Passcode:

Method 2. How to Turn Off Screen Time with Apple ID Password

The second way is called Apple ID Screen Time Passcode Recovery. What does it mean? Well, here you will be able to to turn off the screen time passcode and disable Screen Time with your Apple ID and its password.

Note that this is only available for those who have enabled Apple ID recovery while setting Screen Time passcode at the beginning.

  • Go to Settings > Screen Time. Tap on Turn Off Screen Time.
  • In the page of Enter Screen Time Passcode, you will see the Forgot Passcode? option. Tap on it.
  • Enter Apple ID and its password. Screen Time will be disabled without passcode directly.

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Related Read: No Forgot Passcode option for Screen Time?

Method 3. How to Disable Screen Time By Resetting All Contents and Settings

If you do not mind the data on your iPhone or iPad, what you can do is to erase all contents and reset your device. By doing so, you erase Screen Time passcode and disable Screen Time as well.

The easiest way to erase iPhone is to erase all contents and settings in Settings, but it will ask you to enter screen time passcode to continue erasing iPhone, as shown below:

enter screen time passcode to continue erasing iPhone

In this situation, we can turn to iTunes on PC or Finder on Mac, which helps restore and reset iPhone too.

  • Connect your iPhone to the computer and open iTunes.
  • On the Summary/General screen, you will find multiple options. Click on Restore iPhone.

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Follow the prompts shown on the screen to proceed with erasing and resetting your device. When your device is fully reset, you need to set it up as a new device.

Method 4. How to Turn Off Screen Time on Parent's Device

Screen Time is often used as parental controls. So there are many questions like how to turn off screen time without password as a kid. Without a passcode, children cannot easily turn off Screen Time. But parents can control screen time settings on their iPhones and change or trun off the passcode.

  • Open Settings > Screen Time on parent's iPhone.
  • Select your kids name in Family section.
  • Scroll down to the bottom, tap on Turn Off Screen Time and then enter the 4-digit passcode to confirm.

    how to turn off screen time on parents iphone

Conclusion

If you are not a big fan of Screen Time any more or you forget the Screen Time passcode, the above guide should teach you to turn off Screen Time on your iPhone/iPad at anytime you want. As for how to disable screen time without data loss if forgot passcode, we recommend Tenorshare 4uKey. We hope this blog helps you out.

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