How to Turn off iPhone Screen Time without Passcode

If you have forgotten your Screen Time passcode, you can still turn the feature off by following the following steps on how to turn off Screen Time without a passcode. Once you have followed the steps, you will find the feature disabled on your device.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 28, 2020

One of the many strengths of an iOS device lies in its default features. If you take a look at what an iPhone has to offer by default, you will be amazed to see that it has dozens of apps and features to try out. One of these preloaded features is Screen Time. If you have been using an iPhone for a while, you probably already know what the feature is and how it works.

If you are new to the Apple ecosystem or if you have just never had the need to use Screen Time, this guide will be of great use to you. It explains in detail what the feature is, how you can turn it off when you have forgotten the passcode, and offers suggestions on what you should once you have reset your passcode.

Part 1. What Is Screen Time and How It Works

Before you go any deeper and learn to disable the feature, you might want to know exactly what the feature does on your device and how you can use it. Screen Time is a feature that Apple rolled out with the release of iOS 12.

The feature allows you to set a time that you can spend on your iOS device’s screen. You can set restrictions inside the feature that will then prevent you from using certain functions on your device. If you are one of those users who cannot control yourself and would appreciate some external force, this feature is definitely for you.

How to Turn off iPhone Screen Time Passcode

How to Turn off iPhone Screen Time Passcode

The feature is really useful if you use some of the real time-wasting apps on your device. You can block those apps in the feature and your device will not let you access them. If completely blocking an app is not an option for you, you can restrict yourself from using the app for longer periods of time. You can actually define how long you can use an app so you do not end up spending hours on a useless app on your device. The main purpose of the feature is to help you keep a balance of your activities so you are not using something too excessively on your iOS device.

Part 2. How to Turn off Screen Time without Passcode

Screen Time uses a passcode, and only upon entering the correct passcode, you can enter its settings pane and modify the settings in there. It is a security measure taken to ensure no unauthorized users can access and modify your Screen Time settings.

While most users would just remember what their passcodes are, sometimes the passcode can get forgotten and you cannot recall it no matter how long you scratch your head for it.  How do you turn off Screen Time without a password then?

Well, all hope is not lost. There are a couple of ways to disable this feature without entering the passcode on your device.

Method 1. Unlock Screen Time Passcode in 1 Click

Newly released AnyUnlock, a professional passcode management application will lead the easiest way to unlock your Screen Time passcode on your iPhone. Besides, it also gives several solutions to work out iPhone/iPad/iPod passcode issues. You can –

Step 1. Download AnyUnlock and run it on your computer, and connect your i-Device to the computer > Choose the Unlock Screen Time Passcode on the right-up corner.

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Unlock Screen Time Passcode via AnyUnlock

Unlock Screen Time Passcode via AnyUnlock

Step 2. Click on the Unlock Now to unlock the passcode.

To Unlock Screen Time Passcode via AnyUnlock

To Unlock Screen Time Passcode via AnyUnlock

You need to turn off the Find My if your i-Device is running iOS 13 or higher first.

Step 3. AnyUnlock will ask you to back up your iPhone and encrypt the backup.

To Unlock Screen Time Passcode via AnyUnlock

To Unlock Screen Time Passcode via AnyUnlock

Step 3. After the analysis, AnyUnlock would remove your Screen Time Passcode.

Successfully Remove Screen Time Passcode via AnyUnlock

Successfully Remove Screen Time Passcode via AnyUnlock

This video will give you a detailed AnyUnlock operation tutorial to turn off the iPhone Screen Time passcode even without passcodes.

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Method 2. Resetting All Content and Settings

One of the easiest ways to turn off Screen Time without a passcode is to reset all the contents and settings on your iOS device. As you may have already guessed by the title, resetting clears all the content on your device and also resets all the settings to their factory defaults.

This method will make you lose all of your files and settings that are currently available on your device. The sad part about using this method is that you cannot even make a backup of your device with iTunes before starting the procedure as your backup will also contain your Screen Time passcode.

Step 1. Launch the Settings on your i-Device.

Step 2.Open the General settings.

Step 3. On the following screen, scroll all the way down and tap Reset.

Accessing the reset option in iOS

Accessing the reset option in iOS

Step 4. The following screen lists all the items you can reset on your device. The one that you are supposed to select Erase All Content and Settings.

Erasing the device in iOS

Erasing the device in iOS

You will then need to follow the further instructions shown on your screen to proceed with the factory resetting your device. When your device is fully reset and when it boots-up, you will find that Screen Time is disabled and that there is no passcode to access it. You have successfully removed the Screen Time passcode from your device.

Method 3. Remove Screen Time Passcode and then Disable It (No Data Loss)

As a third-party data recovery tool, PhoneRescue for iOS is quite professional. Once you mis-deleted your precious data or something occasionally-disappeared from your iPhone, you may retrieve your data with it. Therefore, if you forget your i-Device Screen Time passcode, you may have a try on PhoneRescue for iOS to recover your Screen Time passcode to avoid data loss.

Here we’ll discuss the way to remove the Screen Time passcode and then disable the feature. This method ensures that nothing from your device is deleted and that everything remains intact. The method helps you recover your Screen Time passcode, and once you have found it, you can enter it and turn off the feature on your iOS device.

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue for iOS and run it on your computer.

Step 2. Plug-in your device to your computer, launch the PhoneRescue for iOS, click Device Rescuer tab, and then select Recover Screen Time Passcode.

Recover Screen Time Passcode with PhoneRescue for iOS -1

Recover Screen Time Passcode with PhoneRescue for iOS -1

Step 3. An introduction of the feature will appear on your screen. Click on the next icon at the bottom to continue.

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Recover Screen Time Passcode with PhoneRescue for iOS -2

Step 4. You will now get a prompt asking the password for your iTunes backup. Enter the password and click on OK to continue.

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Recover Screen Time Passcode with PhoneRescue for iOS -3

Step 5. Wait and be patient while the app analyzes your device. This might take anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour.

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Recover Screen Time Passcode with PhoneRescue for iOS -4

Step 6. Once the passcode is found, it will be displayed on your screen like the following.

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Recover Screen Time Passcode with PhoneRescue for iOS -5

Step 7. Open the Settings on your device and tap on Screen Time. At one point, you will be asked to enter your passcode. Enter the passcode you recovered in the previous step.

Step 8. Tap on Turn Off Screen Time and then tap the same option again on the following screen.

Disable Screen Time in iOS

Disable Screen Time in iOS

Part 3. What Should iPhone Users Do after Resetting the Screen Time

Once you disable Screen Time on your iPhone, your device no longer logs your activities and you do not get to know your usage stats. It is advised to keep the feature turned on so at least you know what you are spending the most of your time on. After you have reset the Screen Time, you can re-enable it on your iPhone.

Heading to Settings > tap on Screen Time > To turn it on.

The Bottom Line

You do not necessarily need to know your passcode to disable Screen Time on your device. Our guide above on how to turn off Screen Time on iPhone without a passcode should tell you how you turn the feature off without having to stress your mind trying to recall your password. So if this guide works out, please share it with your iPhone user friends. Therefore, if you want to remove your Screen Time Passcode easily, why not give AnyUnlock a try now? Also, any questions or suggestions, please let us know in the comment part.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.