Screen Time is a very useful feature to help you manage and report how much time you spend on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. In addition, you can also take advantage of this feature to manage a kid's Apple device. You can access the real-time report of time usage for each setting. And you can adjust the limits according to the report. You are also able to turn off Screen Time when you don't need that at any time.

What to do When Forgot Screen Time Passcode iOS 12

What to do if you forgot Screen Time passcode on iOS 12? Don't worry if you come across such kind of problem. In the following, we will explain how to use Screen Time passcode to set a time limit and how to bypass it when you forgot Screen Time passcode iOS 12. Now let's get right to it!

1. Remove Screen Time Passcode with Software

It is recommended to try a piece of third-party software to remove Screen Time passcode directly when you don't even have a clue how to unlock it. Here we recommend EaseUS MobiUnlock for iOS to remove the passcode of the Screen Time in a few minutes. This all-in-one software will not cause any data loss, so you don't need to back up iPhone to computer in advance.

In addition, this versatile iPhone unlocker enables you to unlock the passcode of the lock screen if you forget it. Furthermore, it is able to remove iTunes backup encryption. Now click the Download button below to download and use it to remove Screen Time passcode when you forget it.

Step 1. Start EaseUS MobiUnlock on your PC. Connect your iPhone to the PC with a USB cable. Trust this computer on your device screen if asked. Choose "Unlock Screen Time Passcode" to continue.

Disable Screen Time- Step 1

Step 2. EaseUS MobiUnlock will recongize your iPhone/iPad and display its model. Then please click "Unlock Now" to move to next step.

Disable Screen Time- Step 2

Step 3. Then follow the instruction on the screen to turn off "Find My iPhone" or "Find My iPad." If the option is already off on your iOS device, skip this step.

Disable Screen Time- Step 3

Step 4. Then EaseUS MobiUnlock will start to remove Screen Time Passcode and turn off Screen Time. After the process finishes, go to your iPhone and follow the on-screen instrcution to set up iPhone. You can find Screen Time disabled in Settings.

Disable Screen Time- Step 4

That’s all it takes to fix the problem when you forget your Screen Time passcode. After you remove the old passcode, you can set a new one from Settings or keep the passcode disabled.

2. Reset Screen Time Passcode with Apple ID

When you forgot Screen Time passcode on your iOS 12 or any other system, the first thought that came across your mind may be resetting it. Generally speaking, the chance of remembering the correct passcode is very small after a few failed attempts. So it is recommended to reset your Screen Time passcode when you forget the Screen Time passcode on iOS 12.

To reset Screen Time passcode, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Go to Settings > Screen Time > Change Screen Time Passcode.

Step 2. Select Change Screen Time Passcode again in the pop-up window.

select Change Screen Time Passcode

Step 3. Tap the Forgot Passcode? option to continue.

Step 4. Then you will be required to enter your Apple ID and password for verification.

Step 5. When you're done, you will be able to enter a new Screen Time passcode.

enter a new passcode

As a matter of fact, using Apple ID to reset a new Screen Time passcode is the easiest way to fix the problem of "forgotten passcode." However, if you forget your Apple ID password, we recommend you use EaseUS MobiMover to turn off the Screen Time passcode.

3. Bypass Screen Time Passcode via Data Reset

In this section, we will share with you how to remove the Screen Time passcode by erasing all the data that is stored on your device. In that case, the settings of your Screen Time passcode will be deleted, too.

But a factory data reset will restore your iPhone to its original factory status. And you can't perform a standard factory reset via Settings because it requires the Screen Time passcode. Therefore, here we will explain how to restore your iPhone to factory settings via iTunes.

Before proceeding with iTunes, it's necessary to transfer files from iPhone to PC or iCloud for backup.

Step 1. First, go to Settings > [your name] > Find My > toggle off Find My iPhone to disable the Find My iPhone feature on your iPhone.

turn off Find My

Step 2. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

Step 3. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable.

Step 4. Launch iTunes and click the Phone Device icon.

Step 5. Select Summary on the left sidebar.

Step 6. Under the iOS information on this device, click Restore iPhone.

Step 7. Then click Restore in the pop-up window to start the data reset process.

click Restore iPhone

Usually, we don't recommend this way at the beginning. It's a little bit overqualified to perform a factory reset on iPhone just in order to remove the Screen Time passcode.


In this guide, we provide three ways to unlock the Screen Time lock when you forgot Screen Time passcode on iOS 12 or any other system. In general, we recommend resetting your passcode by entering your Apple ID and password or using EaseUS MobiUnlock to disable the passcode. Only in such situations where there's no other way, iTunes could be your last option.

You are welcome to download this powerful EaseUS tool or go to EaseUS official website for more relevant information about this software. In addition, you are able to view our other products or related articles if you're interested.

FAQs on How to Fix it When Forgot Screen Time Passcode iOS 12

Whatever you want to know about Screen Time passcode removal on iPhone or related topics, our Frequently Asked Questions section has got you covered! Let's check it now!

1. Can my child turn off Screen Time?

There are a lot of ways to disable Screen Time passcode. If your child knows the Apple ID of this device, he/she can reset the passcode by entering the Apple ID and password. Or he/she can use a third-party software like EaseUS MobiUnlock to remove the settings.

2. What are the disadvantages of a factory reset?

While it is true that factory resets can be useful in some instances, some hidden downsides aren't often taken into consideration. In many circumstances, a factory reset may cause much harm in terms of data security and protection. And a factory reset would delete everything on your device. So make sure you have a backup before doing it.

3. How to perform a standard factory reset on your iPhone?

To restore your iPhone to its default settings and status, follow the steps below:

Go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Gorilla joined EaseUS in 2022. As a smartphone lover, she stays on top of Android unlocking skills and iOS troubleshooting tips. In addition, she also devotes herself to data recovery and transfer issues.

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