How to Remove Restrictions on iPhone without Password

by Sovan Mandal Basic iPhone Tips Ideal for Newbies Published On Feb 16, 2022 Updated On Oct 31, 2022
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iPhones excel in making smartphone usage more convenient with optimized software and brand new features.

However, these feature-packed phones can act as a double-edged sword in the hands of children.

Having so many features available at the tip of a child's finger is not only dangerous but also inappropriate.

As most of the education and entertainment facilities have been digitized, iPhones have become a requirement, even for kids.

Still, it is difficult to keep an eye on the type of content your kids consume on a regular basis.

Similarly, with so many apps having the option to do in-app purchases, your child can easily complete an unnecessary or unsafe online purchase.

To help out parents and guardians with this dilemma, Apple developed Restrictions, also known as Parental Control features on all iOS devices.

What is Restrictions on iPhone?

Restrictions is a built-in iOS feature that lets you regulate smartphone usage through the following means:

  1. Firstly, the feature allows you to set a password on certain apps. You can deny access to any apps you think are inappropriate for your child to use.  
  2. Secondly, you can set restrictions on certain websites so you do not have to worry about your child consuming inappropriate content.
  3. Thirdly, you can put a usage time limit for specific apps, such as video games or youtube, so that your child does not spend too much time on them.
  4. Lastly, you can sync the Apple ID on your child's iPhone to your personal iPhone so that you can get notifications on any irregular activities. You can also monitor the Screen Time usage of your kid's iPhone through yours.

This foolproof Restrictions feature on iPhone is an amazing Parental Control service that eliminates the headaches of parents.

Even greater is you can remove the Restrictions on your child's iPhone whenever you want.

This way, either you or your child can use the features of the iPhone to its full extent when you need to.

Turn Off Restrictions on iPhone with Password

There may be times when you need to urgently use a restricted app or website on your iPhone.

Or maybe you want to switch phones with your child because yours is no longer functioning at optimal condition.

It could also be that your child got good marks at school and asked for more access to his iPhone as a reward.

Whatever the case, if you want to use your iPhone without the Parental Controls restrictions, you'll be happy to know that you can disable it entirely.

The process is very easy if you remember the Screen Time Passcode. If you don't, that's fine, too. There are other ways to go about it.

To turn off Parental Controls on iPhone with a passcode, follow the steps below:

Switch off Restrictions on iOS 11 or earlier

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Scroll and tap on General.
  3. Next tap on Restrictions.
  4. Enter your Parental Control Passcode in the following window to enter the Restrictions menu.
  5. Now, tap on Disable Restrictions.
  6. Enter your passcode again to disable Restrictions on iPhone.  

Switch off Restrictions on iOS 11

Exit the Settings menu and make sure you can now access all the apps on your iPhone without having to input the Parental Controls Passcode.

Switch Off Restrictions on iOS 12 or later

The user interface and organization on iOS 12 and afterward are different, but the method to turn off Parental Controls for this OS is still quite simple.

The Screen Time option shows App live time statistics in the beginning.

To turn off Restrictions on iOS 12 or later, follow these instructions:

Step 1. Enter Settings and tap on Screen Time.  

Step 2. Next, tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions.

Step 3. Turn off the toggle beside Content & Privacy Restrictions to disable Restrictions on your device.

Content & Privacy Restrictions

Step 4. Type in your screen time passcode in the following window.   

Step 5. Once you complete all the steps, restart your iPhone and check if there are any more restrictions on any of the apps or websites.

 Type in your screen time passcode

Remove Restrictions on iPhone without Passcode  

The Restrictions passcode enables users to enter and use a locked app during emergencies.

However, in cases where you've forgotten your passcode, you can still try to remove Restrictions using an iPhone unlocking oftware. We recommend Unlockit.  

Unlockit is an iPhone screen unlocker software. The UI is extremely safe and clean.

Moreover, the software does not affect any data inside your iOS device. You can unlock your Screen Time Passcode or bypass any lock within your iPhone by following the simple steps below:

Step 1. Download and install the software onto your computer or Mac. Launch the software after you've installed it.

Step 2. Click on Remove Screen Time Passcode.

 Unlockit iPhone Screen Unlocker

Step 3. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your computer or Mac.

When the software identifies your iPhone, click on Trust from your device. If your computer does not recognize your iPhone, unplug the USB cable and then plug it back in properly.

connect your device to your computer

Step 4. The interface will display the model of your iPhone. Click on Start to initiate the passcode removal process.  

Remove Screen Time Passcode

Step 5. The software will take some time to analyze and complete the entire process. Click on Done after the software decodes your passcode.

successfully removed the screen time passcode

Remove the USB cable and try to launch the apps that had the Restrictions passcode. Do one check, restart your phone, and double-check just to make sure there aren't any glitches, and then you are good to go.

The video also shows the steps outlined above:


Maintaining a healthy screen time is important. iPhone's Parental Control and Screen Time Restrictions help to keep our daily smartphone usage under control.

Restrictions is a convenient way to monitor and decide on the type of content available on your child's device.

If you want to quickly unlock an app that Restrictions is applied to, you can disable the Parental Control Restrictions using your passcode.

If you cannot recall your Restrictions passcode, then you can always use a screen unlocking software like Unlockit to remove it without affecting your app data.

Sovan Mandal

A tech enthusiast to the core, I make it a point to keep myself updated on the latest developments from the world of technology. Android and iPhone trouble-shooting is another aspect that interests me a lot, as do a few of the more recent developments such as self-driving automobiles, AI, and such.
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