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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

How to reset Screen Time Passcode for your personal device

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. Use the steps below to change your Screen Time passcode on an iPhone, iPad.

Make sure that your device is updated to iOS 13.4 or iPadOS 13.4 or later.

Step 1: Go to Settings > Screen Time.

Step 2: Tap Change Screen Time Passcode, then tap Change Screen Time Passcode again.

Step 3: Tap Forgot Passcode link.

Forgot Passcode

Step 4: Enter the Apple ID and password that you used to set up the Screen Time passcode.

Step 5: Enter a new Screen Time passcode, then enter it again to confirm.

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

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