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How to Reset Screen Time Passcode in iOS 12/13

If you can't remember a restrictions passcode that you set on a previous version of iOS, or you forgot your Screen Time passcode, you need to erase your device, then set it up as a new device to remove the passcode.

So what is the correct way to reset the screen time passcode? In this tutorial we'll show you 2 simple ways to reset screen time passcode for iPhone/iPad in iOS 13/12/11.

How to Reset Screen Time Passcode in iOS 13

iOS 13 provides a new way to reset the screen time passcode on your iPhone or iPad, it makes it easier to reset the iOS 13 screen time passcode. Please note that this will reset the iPhone to a factory reset. Before you start, make sure that you've taken an encrypted backup first and turn off Find My iPhone.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your Windows or macOS PC. If you use macOS Catalina, open the Finder from the dock.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer and unlock the iPhone, then confirm this connection.

Step 3: Click "Restore iPhone". A pop-up window will appear asking if you want to back up your settings before restoring. Make sure to click "Back Up". Then wait for it to make a full backup, then download the latest iOS firmware and flash it to your device.

Restore iPhone

Step 4: After the firmware update is completed, you will be asked to pick up a backup file restore the device. Select one backup to restore iPhone.

set up as a new iPhone

Step 5: After the setup process is complete, you can now reset the screen time passcode.

How to Reset Screen Time Passcode in iOS 12 (No Data Loss)

In fact, losing the screen time passcode doesn't always mean you have to reset the device. Because you can use third-party software such as iPhone Passcode Refixer to help you remove the forgotten screen time passcode in iOS 12 without having to reset the device to factory settings. The iPhone Passcode Refixer makes the whole process simple and enjoyable. The program gets rid of the Screen Time passcode on iOS 12 without any data loss. Let's see how it works:

Step 1: Remove the Screen Time Passcode.

1. Download and install the iPhone Passcode Refixer on your computer.

2. Once the software installation is complete, simply click on "Remove Screen Time Passcode".

Remove Screen Time passcode

3. Connect your iPhone to the computer and confirm this connection.

  • Enter your passcode, if you have one, to unlock your iPhone
  • Tap "Trust" to allow the computer to access your data.

Trust this computer

4. Next, click the "Start" button to start removing the Screen Time passcode.

Click Start

Tip: If "Find My iPhone" is turned on, you will need to turn it off first.

  • Go to Settings > Your Name. Tap the Find My iPhone option, then toggle the green button to OFF.
  • Next, enter the Apple ID password when prompted on the screen, then tap on Turn Off.

Find My iPhone

Tip: Just in case, if you don't have an Apple ID or password, you need to completely restore your iPhone | iPad to factory settings using Recovery Mode.

5. After removing the Screen Time passcode successfully, you can reset Screen Time passcode as you like.

Remove Screen Time passcode successfully

Step 2: Set a new Screen Time passcode.

If you want to set up a passcode for your Screen Time settings, go to Settings Screen Time, then scroll down and tap Use Screen Time Passcode. Then enter a 4-digit passcode, re-enter the passcode. You will then need to enter the new Screen Time passcode to change any restrictions you set on your iPhone | iPad, including resetting your device.

Reset Screen Time passcode