How to Reset Restriction Passcode on iPhone

Last Updated on September 15, 2021 by Jack Robertson

Restriction passcode is a very considerate iOS feature, iOS users can use it to set a time limit for using the iPhone and restrict others having access to some important apps and items on your device.

The Restriction passcode is helpful, but if you forget it, you will encounter multiple problems, like you cannot open the apps that you’ve limited and you cannot disable the Downtime when you’re in urgent need of using the iPhone.

Enter Restriction Passcode

To get you out of this trouble, this tutorial will show you the best method to reset your Restriction passcode.

Reset your Restriction passcode via iPhone Unlocker

There are a few methods to reset Restriction passcode even if you forget it. One is to factory reset your iPhone. All the contents will be erased on your device, including Restriction passcode. So you can access your handset and set up a new Restriction passcode.

iPhone Unlocker Main Screen

For most people, the outcome of a factory reset is unacceptable, a method without resetting the iPhone is badly needed. Here, you can try Aiseesoft iPhone Unlocker.

iPhone Unlocker is an unlocking tool for iOS devices. It helps unlock the locked screen and Apple ID on iPhone, iPad and iPod. It also has the capacity to reset your Restriction passcode without restoring the device. You might have the chance to retrieve the forgotten Restriction passcode with iPhone Unlocker’s ability. By the way, you can easily take advantage of the program without any techniques but with a high success rate.

This is a go-to program if you want to reset your Restriction passcode, and here’s how-to.

Step 1 Download iPhone Unlocker on your PC

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Step 2 Choose Screen Time mode

Launch iPhone Unlocker, and choose Screen Time from the interface.

Step 3 Reset the Restriction passcode

Connect your iPhone to PC with a USB cable, you need to tap Trust on your handset. Then, on the iPhone Unlocker, click Start to proceed. You might need to turn off Find My iPhone first.

Turn off Find My iPhone: 

  • If your device is running iOS 11 or before, go to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Find My iPhone, enter your account password to turn it off.
  • Or, your handset is running iOS 12 or later versions, go to Settings > Apple ID > Find My, enter your Apple password to disable it.

Start Screen Time

Next, depending on the iOS version your iPhone is running, there are 2 situations here:

Situation 1:

If your device is running iOS 12 or later versions, the reset will be done in a few seconds. When the process is complete, your handset will be turned off, you need to power it on and start to set it up.

During the set-up, do not plug not the USB cable, keep the connection stable. And be aware of 2 things:

  1. While setting up your device, in the Apps & Data section, choose Don’t Transfer Apps & Data. If you choose to restore from iTunes or iCloud backup, the current data on your device will be completely replaced by the backup file, which will cause data loss. SO, remember, Don’t Transfer Apps & Data.
  2. To ensure that the Restriction passcode is completely removed, in the Screen Time section, you need to tap Set Up later in Settings.

Finish setting up, your device will be used normally without any Restriction passcode, you can set up a new one on Settings > Screen Time. This time, try your best to remember it.

Remove Screen Time

Situation 2:

Your device is running iOS 11 or earlier versions, iPhone Unlocker will help you retrieve the Restriction passcode from an iTunes backup file.

An iTunes backup will store all the settings and data from your device, including the Restriction passcode. iPhone Unlocker will locate the passcode from your iTunes backup file and display it on the interface.

Regain Screen Time Passcode

1. If you’ve used iTunes to back up your iPhone:Just hit Start on the iPhone Unlocker window. The program will initiate scanning the backup file and finally display the Restriction passcode on the interface.

2. Haven’t made a backup yet:

You need to close iPhone Unlocker for a while and launch iTunes. Go to Summary, and click Back Up Now. Do not encrypt the backup file, otherwise, Unlocker is not capable of finding you the passcode.

When iTunes finish backing up your iPhone, close iTunes and redo Step 1&2. Then, click Start on the interface, Unlocker will display the 4-digit passcode on its interface.

iTunes iPhone Backup Now


You can keep using this Restriction passcode, or you can go to Settings > Screen Time > Change Screen Time Passcode on your device to reset it.

To reset the Restriction passcode is definitely an easy issue if you use iPhone Unlocker, no data loss, no restoring, and no more troubles.


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