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Forgot Screen Time Passcode? How to Unlock it?

Oct 13, 2021 • Filed to: Remove Device Lock Screen • Proven solutions

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Electronic devices like mobile phones, laptops, computers are said to emit a low amount of non-ionizing rays. Excess use of such devices can affect the human body and relationships. So keeping track of your screen time is really important to enjoy good health and free time.

Apple yet again didn’t disappoint its users and introduced the feature of “Screen Time” that can help a person regulate and monitor his daily exposure to screen.

By activating the feature, the user will have the responsibility of two passcodes, the lock screen, and screen time. It is possible that the user might forget either of the two passwords. In this article, we shall focus on screen time and provide you the best possible solution if you’ve forgotten your screen time passcode.

Part 1. What is Screen Time Passcode on Apple Device?

The Screen Time feature was introduced by Apple to give the user a better outlook of his screen activities. This feature shows the percentage of usage of each app individually so the user can have an idea of the app that is consuming most of his time. Before Screen Time was introduced, the users used to use "Restriction." But now that Apple has introduced a much specific feature of Screen Time, it has become much easier for the user to monitor his activities.

Similarly, the Screen Time Passcode is a four-digit passcode (different from your regular lock screen passcode) that limits the user’s screen time. This is a very convenient tool for those who're determined to control their screen exposure. Especially for the parents, who want to have control over their kids' screen time, the Screen Time Passcode is a game-changer.

Screen Time Passcode works when an allocated amount of time for a certain application has been reached. A window pops up on the screen asking the user for a passcode to continue using it; else, the app will not work. However, if you forget the password that you have previously set, recovering it can be quite a headache.

Part 2: Remove Screen Time Passcode Precisely Quickly- Dr. Fone

Wondershare is undoubtedly the most famous software in the race of tech, and Dr.Fone has had a fair share in its success. Dr.Fone is yet the topmost data recovery toolkit introduced by Wondershare. Anyhow, it has proved through its exceptional performance, it offers much more than just data recovery. Recovery, transfer, unlock, repair, backup, erase, you name it, Dr.Fone has it.

Dr.Fone is an all-in-one platform for your software-based problems. It’s basically a complete mobile solution. Dr.Fone - Screen Unlock (iOS) is one of the tools has successfully helped more than 100,000 people to remove their passcodes. However, passcode related problem is not an easy task, but this software lets you bypass every type of passcode even if you have a disabled or a broken phone.

Likewise, if you’ve forgotten your Screen Time Passcode on your Apple device, Dr.Fone is the best possible solution for you.

  • Removes Lock Screen/ Screen Time Passcodes, Fingerprint, Face ID from any iOS and macOS device.
  • Removes Apple ID without password.
  • Compatible with all the latest versions of iOS and macOS.
  • An intelligible interface that makes it convenient for nonprofessionals and amateurs.

Here we have explained step by step the procedure to remove Screen Time Passcode using Dr.Fone.

Step 1: Download and Install Dr.Fone on your PC

Download and Launch Wondershare Dr.Fone on your PC. Open the software once it is installed.

Step 2: Initiate the "Unlock Screen Time Passcode" Process

Select "Screen Unlock" on the home interface. Four options will pop up displaying different options of unlocking; choose "Unlock Screen Time Passcode."

select unlock screen time passcode option

Step 3: Remove Screen Time Passcode

Connect your iPhone to your PC via USB cable.  When your PC detects your phone, click on "Unlock Now." Dr.Fone will remove the Screen Time passcode, and it will be unlocked successfully without any loss of data.

tap on unlock now button

Step 4: Turn Off “Find My iPhone”

To remove the Screen Time passcode, you must make sure your “Find My iPhone” is turned off. If your “Find My iPhone” is not turned off, you can follow the following guide to turn it off. As a result, your Screen Time passcode will be removed successfully.

turn off find my iphone

Step 5: Unlock finished.

It completed the unlocking in seconds. Now you can check if the passcode is remove on your phone. If not, click the highlighted try another way on the product interface.

unlock screen time passcode successfully

Part 3: Ways to Reset Screen Time Passcode on Apple Device

As mentioned earlier, recovering a Screen Time Passcode can be troublesome, but we've got you covered. Below we have presented you with the most effective ways to reset the Screen Time Passcode on an Apple device without any professional help. Make sure you have updated the operating system of your iPhone to 13.4 and Mac to Catalina 10.5.4.

3.1 Reset Screen Time Passcode on iPhone/iPad

In order to recover Screen Time Passcode in iPhone, iPod, or iPad, here's a small guide that will help you reset your Screen Time Passcode.

Step 1: Go to Settings. Select “Screen Time” among the other options. As you'll click on "Screen Time," another window will be displayed showing multiple options of setting up your Downtime, App limit, Communications Limit, and Privacy Restrictions.

open screen time from settings

Step 2: On the bottom of the screen, select "Change Screen Time Passcode." The option will pop up again, confirming if you want to change your Screen Time passcode or turn it off. Choose "Change Screen Time Passcode" again to proceed further.

select change screen time passcode

Step 3: Now, it will ask you to enter your old password. Since you've forgotten it, select the "Forgot Password?" option. Enter your Apple ID credentials that you used to enter your previous passcode.

enter your apple id and password

Step 4: Enter your new “Screen Time” passcode. Enter it again for verification.

3.2 Reset Screen Time Passcode on Mac

iPhone, iPad, and Mac belong to the same company, but their operating systems are different from each other. Hence the process of resetting Screen Time Passcode on Mac is quite different than that of an iPhone. Here are the steps to reset your Screen Time Passcode on your Mac device.

Step 1: Turn on your Mac device and go to the menu where you have to select "System Preferences." A new window will pop up from the dock showing multiple options; select "Screen Time."

access screen time from mac system preferences

Step 2: Select "Options" on the bottom left of your Screen Time window. It will be displaying two options; click on "Change Passcode" beside the Use Screen Time Passcode option.

click on change passcode option

Step 3: The system will ask you to enter your current Screen Time passcode, but since you've forgotten it, click on "Forgot Passcode?" right below it.

access forgot password feature

Step 4: A new window of Screen Time Passcode Recovery will be displayed asking for your Apple ID. Enter your Apple ID credentials to continue. Now enter your new Screen Time Passcode twice to verify it.

login with your apple id

Wrapping Up

Minimizing your screen time is really essential for your physical and mental health and the Screen Time Passcode is a great help for that. Having said that, forgetting your passcode can cause trouble for you, but we have provided you the ways to help you get through it. We hope every detail of this article will be beneficial for you and your Apple device.

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