How to Reset iPhone Restrictions Passcode


June 29, 2020 09:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

In order to offer more security to my iPhone, I keep restrictions enabled with a bit complex passcode. I have forgotten the passcode unfortunately. Please any way to reset restrictions passcode? Thanks!

Restrictions are used commonly by parents to limit devices from their kids and make sure unauthorized access to important apps or significant features is completely prevented. Such a powerful tool prevents other users from changing your device settings, making in-app purchases or buying from the App Store, and so on. Can you imagine what happens if you forgot restrictions passcode on iPhone like above mentioned circumstance? Can you reset a forgotten restrictions passcode on iPhone or iPad? How to do if I remember the passcode?

Reset iPhone Restriction Passcode

1. How to Change Restrictions Passcode on iPhone if you know the passcode?

Method 1. Reset the Restrictions Passcode only

Tap on Settings > General.

Scroll down to find Restriction, and then enter your existing passcode.

Tap Disable Restriction and enter your existing passcode again.

Go to Enable Restriction and enter your new passcode twice.

Back up with itunes

Method 2. Remove All Content and Settings to Reset the Restrictions Passcode

Back up the iPhone or iPad data. If you erase the data without backup files, you will lose them permanently.

Open the Settings app on the iPhone or iPad, then go to General.

Scroll down to choose Reset.

Choose Reset All Content and Settings. This will erase everything on the iPhone or iPad completely to remove the restrictions passcode

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If you have forgotten your restrictions passcode on iPhone or iPad, you have to reset the entire iPhone or iPad to factory settings and set it up as new which means it will wipe and erase everything, including photos, videos, notes, contacts, files, settings and more on the device with the restrictions passcode.

Please keep in mind this will format and clear the device to remove the restrictions passcode, all data on the device will be lost. So it is high recommended to backup all important data on device to computer, iTunes or iCloud. You can transfer your iPhone or iPad data with FoneTrans for iOS, which is a professional and efficient way to move your data between device and computer.

There are two different ways you are able to reset the forgotten restrictions passcode on iPhone or iPad, you can choose one suitable method according to your needs.

2. What to do if you forgot your iPhone Restrictions passcode?

If you just forgot iPhone Restriction passcode, you can try iOS Unlocker to remove it without data loss.

Although Apple ways can’t reset the restrictions passcode only for your device, you can restore iPhone with iTunes to remove the restrictions passcode. Please disable the Find My iPhone firstly, because this method will not work if it is enabled. As it gives additional security and it is not helpful in this situation. Go to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone to turn it off.

Method 1. Delete Restrictions Passcode with iTunes

Launch the latest version of iTunes on your computer and connect your device to the computer with USB cable.

Tap Trust on your device screen if it pops up.

Click your device icon on the top of the window and then click Summary.

Select Restore iPhone on the right.

The program will warn you your data will be erased. Click the Restore to confirm.

FoneTrans for iOS

Method 2. Delete Restrictions Passcode by FoneEraser for iOS

FoneEraser for iOS is an efficient and powerful software to erase your restrictions passcode on iPhone, as well as helps you remove other data like photos, contacts, videos, cache, cookies to manage storage on iphone.

  1. Erase up to 30 types of data including text content, media files, documents, apps and settings.
  2. Supports iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
  3. Erase data within a few clicks.
  4. Ensures your data can not be recovered.
  5. There are three erasing levels for options.

Install and launch FoneEraser for iOS on computer

Download the suitable version of software according to your needs and follow the built-in instructions to install it on your computer. Then it will be launched automatically after the installation is done. If not, please double-click to run the program.

Connect iOS Device

Connect your iPhone to the computer

You should plug your iPhone with USB cable for connection and tap Trust on your iPhone screen, then it will detect your device automatically. If the connection is failed, please click the retry icon.

Trust Your Computer

Select the suitable erasing level from three options

There are three choices you can choose from, each one ensures the data are unrecovered when it is done. Compare with Medium Level and Low Level, High Level is recommended to you for its high security standard.

Select Erase Mode

Start to reset iPhone restrictions passcode

Click Start button, then click Yes to move on when confirming notice pops up on the interface. It will take minutes to finish.

Click Start Start Erasing

That’s all. Then you can go to Settings > General > Restriction > Enable Restriction to reset your restrictions passcode now.

As you see, the whole procedure is quite simple, so you can remove all data permanently and thoroughly without any difficulty. Why download and have a try now!

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