The Restriction Mode on iPhone can help eliminate unhealthy and risky content on the device. By setting up a Restriction passcode (or Screen Time passcode), no one can change their preferences over the banned content.
For parents, this Restriction setting is a big helper. With a simple setup, no more inappropriate websites and apps will be found on the Apple device. Besides, if you’re trying to be self-disciplined, it helps you stop indulging in games, porn, and more.
However, the Restriction passcode is mostly entered once every few days or weeks, a lot of iPhone owners will forget their Restriction passcode. In this case, when you’re in need of visiting a website or an app that’s considered risky, you will be rejected by iPhone Restriction and can’t access the content.
If this is what happens to you – you forget the Restriction passcode on the iPhone, you need to find a way to remove or disable the Restriction for a while. Later you can set up a new passcode or not depending on your will. And in this article, we will take a look at 3 methods to remove the Restriction, let’s see how to.
Method 1: How to Disable Restriction Passcode on iPhone via Apple ID & Password
If you forgot the Restriction passcode to disable the setting, Apple provides another access – we can disable the Restriction via the preset Apple ID & password.
Check this out:
On the iPhone, visit the Settings app. And hit Screen Time. Tap on the Change Screen Time Passcode option.
Two more pops out and you need to tap on the lower one: Turn Off Screen Time Passcode.
On the entry screen, tap on the Forget Passcode option. And iPhone will prompt you to enter the Apple ID and password to turn off the Screen Time.
Complete the entry and then, the Screen Time and the subordinate Restriction setting will be turned off.
If the Restriction setting is set by someone else with his/her Apple ID, iPhone will ask you to enter the target Apple ID and password instead of yours. In this case, you may ask the person to disable the iPhone restrictions or keep reading.
Method 2: How to Remove Restriction Passcode on iPhone via Factory Reset
A factory reset puts your iPhone back to the factory settings. Nothing will be left including the Restriction passcode. However, you must keep your data safe using iCloud before the reset since a factory reset will erase all iPhone data as well.
NEVER use iTunes to save your date though. iTunes will keep both iPhone data and settings and restore them to the iPhone. If you restore this iPhone from a previous iTunes backup after the reset, the Restriction will have its rebirth.
So, iCloud will be our one and only choice here. Check this out:
- Setting – Apple ID – iCloud – iCloud Backup – Back Up Now.
Done! The data is safe and we can move to the reset part.
On your iPhone, still Settings, tap on General – Transfer Data & Reset – Reset All Content & Settings. Enter the iCloud password if the Find My iPhone is on.
Then, iPhone will boot itself into a white Apple screen – a restoration screen. When the processing bar is done, the reset is complete and you can launch your iPhone. Set it up again and restore data from iCloud.