How to Remove Screen Time Passcode on iPhone without Restoring
by Sophie Green Updated on 2022-01-14 / Update for Screen Time
I forget my screen time passcode, How can i remove it? what should i do now? i forget only screen time passcode not unlock screen or Face ID one."
Screen Time has proven to be one of the greatest features introduced with iOS 12 for Apple devices. If you have been using the feature on your iPhone for some time, you would know it lets you set a passcode for you to access the feature settings. Sometimes it happens that you forget the passcode for your device and you want to remove Screen Time passcode from your iPhone 13.
Unfortunately, your iPhone does not have a built-in option to help you remove the passcode without erasing the device. If you care about the data stored on the device, you will likely want to use a method that preserves your data and removes the passcode at the same time. The following guide covers two methods that help you get rid of the Screen Time passcode on your iPhone.
- Part 1. What is the Screen Time Passcode?
- Part 2. How to Remove Screen Time Passcode without Erasing Device?
- Part 3. Bypass Screen Time Passcode by Resetting All Content and Settings
Part 1. What is the Screen Time Passcode?
Before you proceed any further, it is a good idea to learn a little more about what a Screen Time passcode is. A Screen Time passcode is a four-digit code that you need to enter each time you want to modify the settings of the feature.
For instance, if you want to set limits for the apps on your iPhone, you will need to access the Screen Time settings which can only be done after you input your passcode. The passcode protects your feature settings so unauthorized users cannot modify anything in the feature on your iPhone
Part 2. How to Remove Screen Time Passcode without Erasing Device?
While removing the passcode by erasing the device is an easy method to do, it deletes all data on the device. And you will not be able to restore your backups since your backups will have your passcode in them. If you have got your important files stored on your iPhone, you will not want to have them deleted just to remove the passcode from your iPhone.
Fortunately, there is a software called Tenorshare 4uKey that allows you to remove the Screen Time passcode from your iPhone without erasing the device. The software does not require you to erase anything at all on your iPhone and it gets the passcode removed in no time from the device. It supports the latest iPhone 13/13 mini/13 pro and iOS 15. It is easy to use the software to get rid of the passcode and the following shows how to do it.
- Download and install the software on your computer. Launch the software, connect your iPhone to your computer, and tap on Trust on your iPhone. Find My iPhone must be turned off before you can proceed with the procedure.
You should now be on the main screen of the software. Select the option that says Remove Screen Time Passcode to remove the passcode.
Your iPhone model number will be displayed on your screen. Click on the Start button to start removing your passcode.
It will initiate the passcode removal process. Be patient while the software removes the passcode. You can then set up your device. Select Don’t Transfer Apps & Data to avoid data loss. And choosing Set Up Later in Settings while setting up Screen Time.
- Once the setting is done on your iPhone, click on the Done button on your screen.
That is how you bypass Screen Time passcode using a software on your iPhone.
Part 3. Bypass Screen Time Passcode by Resetting All Content and Settings
If your iPhone does not have any important data stored on it and you do not mind if your iPhone gets fully erased, the built-in reset option can be used to remove the Screen Time passcode from your device.
Please keep in mind that you will not be able to restore your iTunes or iCloud backups once you have reset your device. Your backups will likely have your passcode and restoring them will put you in the same situation as you are in right now. Let's see how to reset your iPhone to get rid of the Screen Time passcode:
- Launch the Settings app from the springboard of your iPhone and choose General followed by Transfer or Reset iPhone. It will open the iPhone reset settings menu.
On the screen that opens, tap on the option that says Erase All Content and Settings. It will let you remove all the content including the Screen Time passcode from your iPhone.
Follow the on-screen instructions and you will have successfully removed your passcode from your device.
You can also check out the video guide below.
If you want to remove Screen Time passcode from your iPhone for some reason, the above guide shows how you can do it using the simplest methods available. We hope the guide helps you remove the passcode, so you can access the feature settings on your device.
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