Hacking Screen Time on iPhone Is Easier Than You Thought

  1. Published on Mar 21, 2022
  2. Updated on Mar 24, 2022
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The iPhone and iPad are accessible to people of all ages. This means that everyone, including children, can enjoy the lovely features of these iOS devices.

Despite the benefits of having such devices, their ease of accessibility can be a problem to parents as their children may overuse these devices to the point that it becomes a problem on their health and their studies.

Fortunately, Apple developed a feature called Screen Time to limit the usage of certain apps and restrict their usage to a set time frame or duration.

There are cases where parents forget the passcode to Screen Time. If this happened to you, then you’ve reached the right place.

Rest assured that with these methods on how to hack Screen Time on iPhone, you will be able to solve your problem in no time.

Hack Screen Time on iPhone without Password

You can hack Screen Time through iPhone unlocking software while your device is connected to your computer. One popular solution to use is Unlockit.

It is a multi-functional tool that allows you to not only remove Screen Time locks but also bypass Mobile Device Management (MDM) locks, as well.

This tool is truly effective, but it comes with a price. There's no such thing as a free lunch, right?

But it’s still offered at a reasonable price of $29.95 and $49.95 for a monthly license and a lifetime plan, respectively.

To use the software, here is what you need to do:

Step 1. First, download and install Unlockit on your PC.

Step 2. Now, launch the Unlockit app and select Remove Screen Time Passcode.

 Unlockit iPhone Screen Unlocker

Step 3. Next, connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable.

connect your device to your computer

Step 4. Once connected, select Start to begin the removal process.

begin the removal process

Step 5. If you’ve followed these steps correctly, the lock should be removed after the process is completed.

successfully removed the screen time passcode

The video shows the process as outlined above:

Bypass Screen Time by Using iMessage to Watch YouTube

This method does not remove the Screen Time lock per se. But what it does is it provides an alternative way of viewing Youtube videos through iMessage since Screen Time will lock the Youtube app for a set time.  

However, iMessage has this feature called “applet” that lets you view Youtube videos when someone sends you a link to a video.

This way, you can view Youtube videos by sending yourself the links to the videos or by asking someone else to send them to you.

However, this methods only works for a few minutes. After you have watched 2 or 3 videos, the iMessage app will not allow you to watch more videos using the applet feature.

What's more, this won’t work if the Youtube app has been completely removed from your device so make sure it's still installed.

Bypass Screen Time Using iMessage to Watch YouTube

Hack Screen Time on iPad by Changing the Date and Time

This is a method that is pretty straightforward and simple. Since screen time is activated during a set time, then changing your iPad's date and time should let you bypass it. Simple solutions, am I right?

All you have to do is follow these simple steps:

  1. First, head to Settings.
  2. Next, navigate to General.
  3. After that, go to Date & Time and turn off Set Automatically.
  4. Finally, manually change the time when you are able to access all the locked applications.

Changing the Date and Time

It doesn’t remove the lock completely but it allows you to use the applications anytime you want.

Use Other Applications's Built-in browser

There are applications that launch browser within the app itself. Let’s say for example someone sends you a link to a Google Form.

Normally, when you open the link, you would be redirected to the link directly within the app instead of opening it by Safari.

Therefore, you can preserve your precious Screen Time allotment and save it for something else by browsing through the internet freely using this kind of built-in browsers instead of the Safari app on your device actually.

Use Other Applications's Built-in browser

Hack Screen Time Password through Screen Recording

This method is not for parents but for the kids who want to know the passcode set by their parents for their device’s Screen Time.

To do this, just follow these simple steps:

  1. First, Set a device to be able to record how parents input the passcode.
  2. After that, ask your parent to unlock the Screen Time. Make up an excuse or say that it is something urgent for school.
  3. Once unlocked, stop the recording.
  4. Finally, play the recording again and check the passcode from there.

This method doesn’t guarantee a high success rate because most parents will input the passcode secretly.

You'll have to be sneaky and pray your parents don't notice anything amiss, or pick a time when they're busy and not likely to notice. It doesn’t hurt to try.

Conclusion

There are lots of methods you can do to work your way around the Screen Time feature. You can access Safari through another application.

You can manually adjust the time and date so you can access the lock apps anytime you want.

You can also remove the Screen Time feature completely through Settings, given that you have the passcode.

If you or your parents have forgotten the password, you can always utilize external software such as Unlockit to remove the feature.

It is fast and simple, as long as you have the money to pay for its services. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit us up in the comments section down below.

J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young

Mako is a technical freelance writer with a passion for all things tech. Whether you're wondering about how to fix your iPhone or trying to get something to work in your settings, Mako is your go-to for professional help. He loves writing, testing solutions, and most of all, making sure his research is factually accurate.
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