How to Reset Restrictions Passcode without iTunes (No Data Loss)

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Restrictions are also known as parental control. It allows you to manage the settings, applications, and content on Apple devices that are accessible to your kids. It offers the ability to restrict certain apps, control in-app purchases and block the music and content with explicit words.

You are required to create a 4 digit passcode to set up the Restrictions according to your child's age and your preferences. However, if you cannot remember the Restrictions passcode, you are unable to change or access the restricted features. Apple suggested you reset Restrictions by restoring your devices via iTunes, which will cause data loss. It is not a wise choice. In this article, we will introduce how to reset Restrictions passcode without iTunes.

Reset Restrictions Passcode without iTunes, Using iMyFone LockWiper

The iMyFone LockWiper is a user-friendly and intuitive software designed to reset Restrictions passcode in 5 minutes. This method is pretty simple and does not require knowledge of the technical skill. Most importantly, it does not lead to loss of data. This software has gone through rigorous testing with a 100% success rate for unlocking Restrictions passcode.

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Key features of iMyFone LockWiper:

  • It can unlock and reset your Restrictions passcode within 5 minutes.
  • The whole process does not lead to the loss of data on your Apple device.
  • It can remove Screen Time passcode on iOS 12/iOS 13 without losing data.
  • It is very easy to use and does not require knowledge of any technical skill.
  • t can also be used to remove Apple ID and screen lock on a pre-owned Apple device.

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Reset Restrictions passcode without iTunes by using iMyFone LockWiper:

Step 1. Download LockWiper onto your PC, then choose the "Unlock Screen Time Passcode" mode.

Unlock Screen Time passcode

Step 2. Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable. Tap on the "Trust" tab if there is a popup on your screen.

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Step 3. Click on the "Start to Unlock" icon to continue.

Start to Unlock

Step 4. The LockWiper recovers your Restrictions passcode completely without loss of data.

Finish Recovering

Reset Restrictions Passcode without iTunes, Using iBackupBot

iBackupBot is a versatile and professional iOS tool that can help to browse, export, and edit your iTunes backup. With iBackupbot, you can restore from partial backup instead of the whole files. It is useful especially when you need to transfer your previous settings and data to a new iPhone or iPad. iBackupbot is also available to recover your Restrictions passcode as it can retrieve and read your iTunes backup. Here we will introduce the detailed steps to recover Restrictions passcode using iBackupBot.

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Reset Restrictions passcode without iTunes by using iBackupBot:

Step 1. Create a backup of your Apple device via iTunes. Do not select the encrypted option. If you already have an iTunes backup including Restrictions passcode, you don't have to do this step.
Step 2. Download and launch iBakupBot. The data of your last backup will be displayed on it.
Step 3. Navigate to the folder: "System Files > Home Domain > Library > Preferences". Look for a folder called "com.apple.restrictionspassword.plist" among a list of files.

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Step 4. Click on the file and open it with a text editor. You can search and download a text editor from Google.

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Step 5. Now you can look for the Restrictions passcode in the file. Search the "SBParentalControlsMCContentRestrictions". And find the values as below.

< key > SBParentalControlsMCContentRestrictions < / key >

< dict >

< key > countryCode < / key >

< string > us < / string >

< /dict >

Step 6. Now, you can add a key and a string value in the file after the < /dict > code. You can set "1234" as your Restrictions passcode. Then the key will be:

< key >SBParentalControlsPIN< / key >

< string >1234< / string >

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Step 7. Save the modification and close the file.
Step 8. Connect your Apple device to the same computer.
Step 9. Choose the backup file that you have made the modifications just now. And start to restoring your iOS device.
Step 10. You should wait for a while, then the Restrictions passcode will be changed to the edited passcode (in this case: 1234).

Compare iMyFone LockWiper with iBackupBot

Both the two methods will keep your data safe and complete. You may find it difficult to select from two options. We have compared the two applications for you, so you can choose a way that suitable for you.

Methods and Metrics
iBackupBot for iTunes
Unlock Restrictions passcode without Losing Data
yes
yes
Unlock Screen Time Passcode without Losing Data
yes
No Need of iTunes Backup
yes
No Need of Text Editor
yes
No Need of Technique Skill
yes
Unlock Disabled/Broken Devices
yes
Unlock Apple ID/iCloud Account
yes
Time for Unlocking Restrictions Passcode
Less than 5 Minutes
20 - 30 Minutes

This article offers you two ways to reset Restrictions passcode without iTunes. iBackupBot is complex and requires some technical skills. It is more suitable for professional people. While iMyFone LockWiper is much easier and features the interactive design, which is more suitable for the public. iMyFone LockWiper offers a free trial now, just download it and try!