How to reset Screen Time Passcode on iPhone (iOS 16)

How to Reset Screen Time Passcode on iPhone or iPad

Screen Time lets you control how you interact with your iPhone or iPad. It helps limit and keep tabs on long you and your family spend on certain apps, websites, etc. This helps create balance and manage time better. You can set a passcode to secure the settings and control who can make changes. In case you forgot your Screen Time passcode on iPhone or iPad, here’s how to reset it.

Note: Make sure that your device is updated to iOS/iPadOS 13.4 or later.

Reset a for­got­ten Screen Time Pass­code on iPhone

  1. Launch the Settings app, scroll down, and select Screen Time.
  2. Tap on Change Screen Time Passcode and then tap on Change Screen Time Passcode again.

    Tap on Screen Time and Then Tap on Change Screen Time Passcode on iPhone
  3. Here, Select Forget Passcode?
  4. Enter the Apple ID and Password used during the Screen Time setup.

    Tap on Forgot Passcode Enter Apple ID and Password and Tap on OK
  5. Now, enter the new Screen Time passcode and then enter it again to confirm.

    Enter New Passcode to Reset Forgotten Screen Time Passcode on iPhone

That’s it, your Screen Time passcode will be changed. In case you can’t remember your Apple ID password, here’s a complete guide to help you resolve that issue first.

How to reset Screen Time Passcode for your child’s device

For obvious reasons, the Change Your Passcode option is blocked in the child’s device. And You will have to reset the password from the family organizer’s device, make sure that the device is running on iOS 13 or above.

  1. Launch the Settings app from the organizer’s device and select Screen Time.
  2. Scroll down to the Family section and tap on the child’s name.
  3. Tap on Change Screen Time Passcode and then select Change Screen Time Passcode from the dialogue box.
  4. To authenticate the action, enter your Face ID, Touch ID, or device passcode.
  5. Now, enter the new Screen Time passcode twice.

Reset your Screen Time Passcode and Start Fresh 

Screen Time limitations is a pretty helpful tool to keep your kids and your productivity in check. It surely makes for a handy parental control tool for monitoring and restricting content on iOS and macOS devices.

Before iOS 12, Screen Time was dubbed as Restrictions, and resetting its passcode was quite difficult. Thank God, Apple decided to make things simpler and more accessible.

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