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How to Bypass Screen Time Passcode on iPhone

Updated by Brian Davis on Mar 31, 2023 6:00 PM • Category: Unlock iOS
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"Does anyone know how to bypass screen time passcode on iPhone 12 Pro Max? I have set a screen time passcode on my iPhone but it says passcode incorrect when I try unlocking it. All the given suggestions will be greatly appreciated."

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Screen Time, a new addition to iOS 12, lets users monitor their daily iPhone usage, set time limits, and even lock their phones with a passcode. Parents can prevent their children from spending too much time on iOS devices by imposing Screen Time limits. But what if the password for Screen Time is forgotten? In case your device is now locked out due to the Screen Time passcode, this post will show you effortless solutions on how to bypass screen time passcode.

Part 1. How to Bypass Screen Time Passcode on iPhone Without Password

The most straightforward way to let you remove the Screen Time limit is to turn it off, but it works only if you know the Screen Time passcode. Thus, if you want to bypass Screen Time limit without entering the passcode or Apple ID password, taking the assistance of a professional unlocking tool won't let you down.

TunesKit iPhone Unlocker is recommended here. TunesKit iPhone Unlocker is an almighty iOS unlocking that helps unlock different types of passcodes like Apple ID, Screen Time lock, MDM restriction, and screen lock. Besides, this tool can unlock iPhone/iPad/iPod touch in various situations including iDevice is disabled, the screen is broken, forgot screen passcode, etc. With the help of the TunesKit iPhone Unlocker, you can easily remove any lock from any iOS device in several clicks.

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Key Features of TunesKit iPhone Unlocker

  • Available on the latest iOS version including 16
  • Bypass Screen Time passcode on iPhone and iPad without Apple ID
  • Enable to factory reset iOS devices without password
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Here, we will show you a stepwise guide on how to bypass Screen Time passcode without causing any data loss by using TunesKit iPhone Unlocker.

Step 1Connect Your iPhone to Computer

Download and install TunesKit iPhone Unlocker on your computer. Then, connect your iPhone to the computer. In the main interface of TunesKit iPhone Unlocker, select the Unlock Screen Time Passcode option and hit Start.

choose unlock screen time option

Step 2Disable Find My iPhone Option for Bypassing iPhone Screen Time

Follow the on-screen instructions to disable Find My iPhone, then you'll see your iPhone turns to the reboot scene. Just go to the next step.

disable find my iphone

Step 3Set Up Your iPhone

It will start unlocking your iPhone automatically. After that, you will need to set up your iPhone again. When your iPhone asks you to restore or transfer your information and data, please choose the Don't Transfer Apps & Data option. Then, choose the Set Up Later in Settings option when setting up the Screen Time.

set up device

Part 2. How to Bypass iPhone Screen Time Passcode Without Data Loss

Method 1. Bypass iPhone Screen Time Passcode via Unistall and Re-install Apps

If you have set up a time for using the apps on your iPhone but forgot the passcode, the first useful yet temporary way is to remove the target app and reinstall it later to bypass the Screen Time passcode and limit. However, it is temporary, and your iPhone will still be automatically limited to the time you can use the app at the next cut-off time.

Simply press and hold the target app until it shows Delete button. Tap the Delete button to uninstall the app and re-download it later in Apple Store.

delete app on iphone to avoid screen time limit

Method 2. Bypass iPhone Screen Time Passcode via Apple ID

If you can still remember the Apple ID and the passcode, resetting the Screen Time passcode directly will be the best choice. You can wipe the passcode and set up a new one. The following is a detailed guide about how to bypass Screen Time passcode via Apple ID.

Step 1: Navigate to the Home screen and launch the Settings app.

Step 2: Scroll down and find the Screen Time option. Tap on it and select the Change Screen Time Passcode option.

Step 3: Click on the Forgot Passcode? and enter your Apple ID passcode. Then, set up a new Screen Time passcode again.

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Part 3. How to Get iPhone Screen Times Passcode Bypass With Ease

Method 3. Bypass iPhone Screen Time Passcode via Factory Reset

Though it is not a wise choice, you can try to factory reset your iPhone if you cannot unlock or bypass Screen Time passcode after using the above methods. This feature will take your iPhone back to factory status, and all your iPhone data and content will be erased completely. So make sure you have a recent backup of your iPhone for restoring it later. Let's see how to factory reset your iPhone.

Step 1: Go to the Home screen, and select the Settings app.

Step 2: Select the General option, scroll down and tap the Transfer or Reset iPhone option.

Step 3: Erase All Content and Settings

factory reset your iphone

Method 4. Bypass iPhone Screen Time Passcode via iTunes/Finder

In case iPhone has synced with iTunes or Finder before, using this Apple default file manager to bypass Screen Time passcode of your iPhone can be a hassle-free job. By using it, restoring your iPhone will erase all your iPhone data and content including the Screen Time passcode. Then you can recovery your backup data later. Here we'll take iTunes as an example to teach you how to bypass Screen Time passcode. You can make it by following the below guide.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to a computer. Then, launch the latest iTunes version. When it detects your iPhone, click on the little iPhone icon that appears on the top-left toolbar.

Step 2: On the left side of the iTunes interface, you will see a Summary option. Click on it for the next step.

Step 3: Tap the Restore button to restore your iPhone. After restoration, the Screen Time passcode will be erased from your iPhone.

restore iphone via itunes to bypass iphone screen time


That's all about how to bypass Screen Time passcode. By using the above methods, you will be able to get rid of the limitations of Screen Time with ease. If you don't want to lose any iPhone data, try using TunesKit iPhone Unlocker will be the choice. Please feel free to leave us a comment if you have any other questions.

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