How to Unlock Parental Controls on iPhone? Here are 3 Ways!

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Digital addiction is a serious problem that becoming increasingly common among young children. Excessive usage on digital devices is more likely to cause health problems such as anxiety, depression, and sleeplessness. To prevent children or adults from excessive usage of iPhone, Apple has introduced its exceptional feature called parental controls to help quit iPhone addiction.

The parental controls require an independent passcode that is different from your screen lock. So you may forget the parental controls passcode and get locked out of restricted content. Don’t worry, we are going to introduce how to unlock parental controls on iPhone in 3 ways.

How to Unlock Parental Controls on iPhone? Try the Easiest Way

iMyFone LockWiper is a professional iOS unlocking software that will make your digital life more convenient. It helps you unlock your parental controls passcode with a few steps, whether it is Restrictions or Screen Time. It keeps your data safe and intact while unlocking the passcode in a few clicks. As a versatile app, it can also help to unlock disabled iPhone and iCloud accounts. Since forgetting a passcode has become a common issue among the iOS users, it is really a must-have for every iOS user.

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Why you should use iMyFone LockWiper:

  • Unlock parental controls passcode without data loss, whether it is Restrictions passcode or Screen Time passcode.
  • Remove iPhone Restrictions passcode or Screen Time passcode within minutes in a few steps.
  • Remove Apple ID without a passcode on activated Apple devices.
  • It disables security features such as digital password, Touch ID, and Face ID very fast without any difficulty.
  • Support all iOS versions; support all iPhone/iPad/iPod touch models including iPhone XS (Max).

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How to unlock parental controls on iPhone by using iMyFone LockWiper:

Step 1. Download and run LockWiper. Choose "Unlock Screen Time Passcode" on the software interface.

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Step 2. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

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Case 1: Recover Restrictions Passcode on iOS 11 and Earlier.

Step 3. Click on "Start to Unlock" on the software screen.

Start to Unlock

Step 4. You can view your current Restrictions passcode on the screen.

Finish Recovering

Case 2: Remove Screen Time Passcode on iOS 12/13.

Step 3. Click on "Start to Unlock" on the software screen.

Start to Unlock

Step 4. Your Screen Time settings will be removed directly.

Finish Removing

How to Unlock Parental Controls on iPhone? Using iTunes

If you forget your parental controls passcode on iPhone and want to remove it by iTunes, you can refer to here. This method is really easy to operate but the only issue is that your files on iPhone will be wiped. Before starting, please make sure you have synced your iPhone to iTunes.

Step 1. Launch the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.
Step 3. Open your iPhone and tap "Trust This Computer" on your iPhone screen.
Step 4. Click "Restore iPhone". Then click "Restore" to confirm.

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Step 5. Wait a while, your iPhone will be erased by iTunes.

How to Unlock Parental Controls on iPhone? Using iPhone Recovery Mode

If you don’t want to use the third-party application, you can also use the iPhone Recovery Mode to unlock your parental controls passcode. This common method works for all situations and can be used on all iPhone models. But its disadvantage is also obvious. Here are the steps you need to follow.

Step 1. Open iTunes with the latest version, and connect your iPhone to your computer.
Step 2. After your iPhone is detected by iTunes, you can force it to Recovery Mode.

  • On iPhone X, XS or XR, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus: Press and release the Volume Up button and then press and release Volume Down button. Press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery-mode screen.
  • On iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold the Side and Volume Down buttons at the same time. Keep holding the buttons until you see the recovery-mode screen.
  • On iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold the Home and the Side/Top buttons at the same time. Keep holding the buttons until you see the recovery-mode screen.
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Step 3. In iTunes, when you see the option to Restore or Update, select "Restore". iTunes will take a while to download software for your iPhone.

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Step 4. iTunes will reset your iPhone to factory settings.

Notes:
1. After restoring, your iPhone will be erased, and all files will be wiped.
2. If iTunes takes more than 15min to download firmware, your iPhone will exit recovery mode automatically. Then you need to repeat the second steps.
3. If the recovery mode does not solve your problem, you may get stuck in the recovery mode. You can try the following method to exit the recovery mode manually.

  • Disconnect your iPhone from the USB cable.
  • Hold down the Power button until the iPhone turns off.
  • Press the Power button again until the Apple logo appears.
  • Then you can start up your iPhone normally.

Parental controls are the efficient way to keep your children from digital addiction. However, forgetting its passcode is really troublesome. iMyFone LockWiper software offers an option to unlock parental controls without losing data. It severs all of your requirements related to iOS passcode. Just download now to take a free trial!