"I have the iPhone 7 plus, and 2 iPad minis in which they all have restriction codes for now. These restriction codes weren't set up by me and certainly, I use all the same 4 passwords and I've tried them all! These restriction codes are blocking in app purchasing and it's getting me worried. I need help on how to reset restrictions passcode without computer or iTunes because I've tried backing up and resetting it, it just won't work."

In this article, iPhone and other apple product users will be taught on how to reset restrictions passcode without computer or iTunes with ease. There are 3 approaches to fixing this issue, namely listed as bellow.

How to Reset Restrictions Passcode without Computer/iTunes (Remember Password)

Have you considered what now happens if you remember your password but still have restriction codes problem? There is still a solution because it doesn't only apply to when you lose your password. This can be done at your own convenience by using iPhone settings.

How to reset Restrictions passcode via iPhone Settings:

  1. Tap on Settings on your iPhone and proceed to General, then Restrictions.
  2. Input your current Restrictions passcode.
  3. Tap on "Disable Restrictions".
  4. Re-enter your passcode.
  5. Tap on "Enable Restrictions".
  6. Enter a new password.

Note: For users of iOS 12 and later, it is called Screen Time which you can find it in "Settings > Screen Time".

Basically, the use of iPhone settings seems like the easiest method to reset restrictions passcode but that only applies to the fact that you know the passcode. If you don't know the passcode, you can follow the next part to find it back.

How to Reset Restrictions Passcode without iTunes When You Forgot It (No Data Loss)

There are cases where you will lose your passcode and gaining access to applications could be quite difficult. But don't worry, with the right tool iMyFone LockWiper iPhone Unlocker, you can easily find back your Restrictions passcode without knowing any tech technologies. No matter which iOS device or version you are using, LockWiper promises to retrieve it successfully.

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  • Quickly find back Restrictions passcode for your iPhone in 5 minutes
  • Completely reset Screen Time passcode without any hassle
  • No data loss will be caused when you unlock Restrictions or Screen Time passcode
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How to Use LockWiper to Restore Restrictions Passcode:

Step 1: Launch the iMyFone LockWiper on your PC or Mac and click "Unlock Screen Time Passcode" to go on.

Unlock Screen Time Passcode

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the program and click "Start to Unlock". It will start to load your device data. When it's done, it will recover the passcode.

Recover Restrictions Passcode

When it finishes, it shows you the current restrictions passcode on your device. You can use it to reset your Restrictions passcode on your iPhone.

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Note: If your iPhone is running on iOS 12 or later, LockWiper starts to reset the Screen Time passcode on your iPhone when you click "Start to Unlock".

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How to Remotely Reset Restrictions Passcode without Computer/iTunes (Data Loss)

Another way to reset restriction code is the use of iCloud. To use this way, your iPhone should be signed in with an iCloud account and have "Find My iPhone" enabled. Please also keep in mind that, this way will erase everything from your iPhone.

Steps to Use iCloud to Reset Restrictions Passcode:

    1. Open the "Find My iPhone" app on your iPhone or other devices. Sign in with your Apple ID.
    2. In the devices list, tap the device you want to reset passcode.

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  1. Tap Erase iPhone.
  2. Enter your Apple ID password again to confirm.

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Note: This will take effect if your iPhone is connected to the internet.

In conclusion, the example cited above is a good one and obviously, the user now knows what approach he or she should take in fixing the restriction passcode issue. Most importantly, the use of the lock tool, iMyFone LockWiper iPhone Unlocker is often advised in whatever case may be encountered.

Remotely Reset Restrictions Passcode with Computer/iTunes

If you have backed up your iOS device to iTunes on a computer, you can try to recover the Restrictions passcode from your iTunes backup and then change your Restrictions passcode. Please note that your iTunes backup should contain the current Restrictions passcode or you cannot use this approach.

How to change your Restrictions passcode if you forgot it by using iTunes backup:

If you are using a Mac:
Step 1. Turn on your Mac.
Step 2. Go to "Library".
Step 3. Tap on "Application Support".
Step 4. Then go to "App Store". Find a file named "adoption.plist".
Step 5. Press the .plist file, hold the Control key, select "Open with Text Edit".
Step 6. Look for a line of code formatted as: < interger >XXXX< /interger >.
Step 7. The "XXXX" is your Restrictions passcode. Then you can change your Restrictions passcode easily.

If you are using a Windows computer:
Step 1. Turn on your Windows computer.
Step 2. Launch the "File Explorer" and choose the drive installed the operating system. It should be Disk (C:) in most cases.
Step 3. Click on "Users".
Step 4. Choose the "Username" on the right side.
Step 5. Then go to"AppData > Roaming > Apple Computer".
Step 6. Then click on "MobileSync".
Step 7. Click "Backup" and find a file named "adoption.plist".
Step 8. Press the .plist file, hold the Control key, select "Open with Text Edit".
Step 9. Look for a line of code formatted as: < interger >XXXX< /interger >.
Step 10. The "XXXX" is your Restrictions passcode. Then you can change your Restrictions passcode easily.

Unlike a Mac, Windows computer does not have the default capability to open a .plist file so you need to search and download a .plist opener from Google.

The other tool recommended to recover restrictions passcode is Pinfinder. It]s a small program that can search for your restrictions passcode in iTunes backup, and recover it for you. The tool does not breach your data or transmit it to any server, and it runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

Recover Restrictions Passcode via PinFinder

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer. Open iTunes if it doesn't turn on automatically.
Step 2. Click the phone tab at the top-left corner on iTunes. On the right panel, click Back Up Now. Back up your iPhone using iTunes.
Note: If you're using the iOS 12 and above, check the "Encrypt iPhone backup" option and create a encrypted passcode to start backup.

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Step 3. Kindly wait for the backup process to finish. At the same time, you can search "PinFinder" online and download on your computer.
Step 4. When backup completes, extract and run the PinFinder program.
Step 5. Within a few minutes of running the program, it would display your restriction passcode on the screen. But if your backup is encrypted, you need to enter the right passcode to proceed.

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Step 6. For iOS 12 and later users, In case you will forget the passcode for iTunes backup in the future, it's suggested to go back to iTunes and decrypt the backup.

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