iPhone Restrictions Passcode Never Set? Here’s the Fix

  1. Published on Apr 19, 2022
  2. Updated on Apr 19, 2022
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Your iPhone has numerous security features that are meant to protect the data on it and your privacy.

One such feature is the Restrictions feature that you can use to limit access to certain types of data and even apps.

To use this feature effectively, you need to set up a passcode that will be required every time you need to access the restricted content.

If you find that certain types of data and features are requesting a passcode, it is because they are restricted in this way.

But if you are not the one who set up the Restrictions passcode, you may find yourself locked out of some important features.

In this article, we will show you what you can do if you never set the Restrictions passcode on your iPhone, but it still asks for it.

What is the iPhone Restrictions Passcode?

Restrictions used to be a part of the iDevices General Settings. After the introduction of iOS 12, you will find that the Restrictions settings have moved to the “Screen Time” section. To access them, you will need to go to “Settings > Screen Time.”

You will then need to turn on “Screen Time” which will often require that you create a passcode. The “Content & Privacy Restrictions” in the Screen Time menu is where you will find Restrictions.

iPhone Restrictions Passcode

Never Set a Restrictions Passcode on iPhone?

Some users have reported that even though they have never used Screen Time before, they are prompted to enter a passcode when they go to the Screen Time settings for the first time.

In this case, some users say that using the passcode they use to unlock their devices can sometimes work. And others say that simply entering a random 4-digit number that is not their passcode also seems to work.

Or try using 0000. We've heard a number of reports from users who were asked for a code but hadn't set one, and this had worked for them.

Some other users claim that their "Guided Access" passcode works even if they haven't set a Screen Time passcode before. It's also worthwhile for you to give it a shot.

Still Not Working? Try This Restrictions Passcode Remover

If the problem is that you don’t remember the restrictions passcode, then your best bet is to use a screen password removal program to remove the passcode.

One of the best tools for this task is Unlockit, a program that is capable of removing the restrictions passcode from the device without data loss in a few simple steps.

It is so easy to use that you don’t need any technical knowledge of how the program works. Follow these steps to use Unlockit to remove a restrictions passcode from your iPhone;

Step 1: This is a desktop solution, so you will need to first install the program on your computer. Download the executable set-up file from the program’s main website and follow the instructions to install the program onto your computer.

Step 2: Open it after installation and from the options on the main screen, choose “Remove Screen Time Passcode.”

 Unlockit iPhone Screen Unlocker

Step 3: Now, use a USB or lightning cable to connect the iPhone to the computer. You may need to tap “Trust” on the iPhone to allow the program to detect the connected device.

If “Find my iPhone” is enabled on the device, follow the onscreen prompts to disable it.

connect your device to your computer

Step 4: In the next window, the program will display information about the connected device. Click on the “Start” button to begin removing the passcode.

Remove Screen Time Passcode

The process will take only a few minutes and it is important to keep the device connected to the computer until the program notifies you that the process is complete.

Once you disconnect the iPhone from the computer, you can then set up a new Screen Time Passcode.  

Remember to use any four digits that you will remember in the future, or write it down to avoid forgetting the numbers.

successfully removed the screen time passcode

Wrapping Up

It is easy to forget the Screen Time passcode that you set up for your device. But with a tool like Unlockit, you can easily remove it and set up a passcode that will be much easier to remember.

It is also an ideal solution if you find that someone else has set up a restrictions passcode on your device without your knowledge.

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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