[Solved] How to Bypass Screen Time

September 09, 2020Nicole Jones

Screen Time provides an effective for parents to control and limit this children’s iOS device. Parents can easily limit the usage time which their sons or daughters spending on some specific social apps, games, and watching YouTube videos. What if you want to adjust these Screen Time limits but forget the passcode?

Here comes the question, is it possible to bypass Screen Time? In fact, there are still ways to bypass Screen Time app, even without a passcode. We like to share 2 easy ways to help you bypass Screen Time, no matter you forgot the Screen Time passcode, or just want to break the limits your parents set.

Bypass Screen Time

Part 1. How to Bypass Screen Time on iPhone/iPad/iPod with Factory Reset

When you want to custom the Screen Time settings, you can handily do it on your iOS device, as long as you have the passcode. So here we don’t talk about that situation. We would like to share a way to bypass Screen Time without password. The truth is, you can simply factory reset your iPhone/iPad/iPod to get rid of various parental controls. So the first method is mainly used for children.

Step 1 Unlock your iOS device, here we take iPhone as an example to show you how to bypass Screen Time. Go to Settings app.

Step 2 Scroll down to locate and tap the General option. Then choose the Reset option at the bottom part.

Step 3 When you enter the main interface of Reset, you should tap Erase All Content and Settings to perform a factory reset on your iPhone. Before you do that, you’d better backup iPhone data first.

Factory Reset iPhone

Step 4 After restarting, you can log into your Apple account and get back all apps and other data from a suitable iCloud backup.

When the restoration is finished, this iPhone will have no Screen Time because it will be completely disabled and the Screen Time limits will be auto-removed. Actually, during this step, you can create a new Apple account if you don’t have too much useful data on your iPhone.

Part 2. Professional Way to Bypass Screen Time Passcode [Recommended]

If you are a parent and just forgot the Screen Time passcode, you can choose to erase the password and custom all these settings or limits again. Here we strongly recommend an easy-to-use Screen Time passcode removing tool, iPhone Unlocker for you to bypass the Screen Time password with ease.

iPhone Unlocker

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iPhone Unlocker - Erase Screen Time Passcode

  • Easy remove any passcode (4/6-digit, Face/Touch ID) on iPhone, iPad and iPod.
  • Recover or unlock restrictions password when you forget Screen Time passcode.
  • Safely turn off Screen Time passcode without any iOS data loss.
  • Support all popular iOS devices like iPhone/iPad/iPod and iOS versions like iOS 14/13/12/11.

Step 1 Double-click on the download button above to free install and run this Screen Time passcode erasing software on your computer. As you can see, it offers a Screen Time option for you to bypass Screen Time app.

Step 2 Click Start button and then connect your iPhone to it with a standard USB cable. On your iPhone screen, tap Trust this computer to help your computer recognize this iOS device. You will see some basic information of your device displayed there. Confirm the information and then click on the Start button again.

Unlock Screen Time Passcode

Step 3 If your device is running on iOS 12 or later, and Find My iPhone/iPad is disabled, this program will immediately starts unlocking the Screen Time passcode on you device.

If your device is running on iOS 11 or earlier and your iTunes backup is not decrypted, you are able to retrieve Restrictions passcode directly. But if your iTunes backup has been encrypted, you need to enter the password to decrypt the backup to continue. After waiting for a while, the Screen Time passcode will be removed.

Recover Restrictions Passcode

The Screen Time passcode will be removed when the process is finished. After that, you can go back to the Screen Time and do the operations you need.

Part 3. FAQs of Bypassing Screen Time

What is Screen Time passcode?

Screen Time provides a simple way to monitor various app usages and avoid spending too much time on some apps or games. Screen Time enables you to manage activities and enhance iOS device performance. You can get a clear app average usage report from Screen Time app. What’s more, it enables parents to control their children’s device and put some limits. Screen Time passcode is a 4-digit password which mainly used to better secure the iOS device and all types of data on it.

How to add and use the Screen Time passcode?

You can easily add or change the Screen Time passcode. You can open the Settings app and go to the Screen Time. Then choose “Use Screen Time Passcode” option to create a new password for your Screen Time. If you want to change it, here you can tap the “Change Screen Time Passcode” option. But you need to enter the preview password for the changing.

How do I turn off parental controls on my iPhone?

If you want to disable the parental controls on your iPhone, you can go to the “Settings” app. Then tap “General” > “Restrictions” and enter the passcode to get rid of all the limits your parent set.

How to break the time limits on games and apps?

Actually, it’s quite easy to reset a time limit on some certain games or apps. You can choose to re-download them from “Family shared” accounts to get rid of these limits with ease.

For different reasons, you will have the need to bypass Screen Time. We have shared 2 effective ways to help you bypass or turn off Screen Time. You can use either one to erase the Screen Time passcode and get rid of various parental controls as you like. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you still have any questions.

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