Q: "I cannot sign out of my Apple ID or erase content because of a Screen Time passcode which I don’t remember ever making. I keep getting the failed password attempt notice and am now on my last 9th attempt. I cannot turn off or change Screen Time passcode, it simply isn't accepting it. I want to know what happens after 10 failed attempts on my iPhone X other than an erasure of all the data and content? Which is fine by me? Thank you!"
It is not surprising that Apple users cannot turn off Screen Time or remember Screen Time passcode. There have been many complaints - forgot Screen Time passcode but cannot reset it - from Apple users found in the Apple Community. Once entering the incorrect passcode, you'll receive the notice - 1 Failed Passcode Attempt. And your iPhone will be disabled if you enter the wrong Screen Time passcode too many times. But do not get panic. Here we'll tell you what happens after 10 failed Screem Time passcode attempts. Also, we'll share some ways you can try.
- Part 1. What Happens after 10 Failed Screen Time Passcode Attempts?
- Part 2. How to Reset Screen Time Passcode after Failed Attempts
- Part 3. What to Do If Forgot Screen Time Passcode Failed Attempts
- Part 4. Video Demo: Fix Screen Time Passcode Failed Attempts
Part 1. What Happens after 10 Failed Screen Time Passcode Attempts?
With Screen Time, you can fully understand how much time you spend on your iPhone. You, meanwhile, can manage and control the usage time of your device by using this feature. The setting of a Screen Time passcode allows that only you can change Screen Time settings. However, there is one drawback: you would forget the passcode and then your iPhone will be locked if you cannot enter the correct Screen Time passcode you've set.
So, how many failed attempts for Screen Time passcode? You can enter an incorrect passcode no more than 10 times. After 10 failed passcode attempts, your iPhone would get locked. In this case, you need to try other methods to unlock it. During the process of entering the wrong passcode, you will receive the prompt from Apple.
|5 Failed Passcode Attempts
|iPhone is disabled, try again in 1 minute
|7 Failed Passcode Attempts
|iPhone is disabled, try again in 5 minutes
|8 Failed Passcode Attempts
|iPhone is disabled, try again in 15 minutes
|9 Failed Passcode Attempts
|iPhone is disabled, try again in 1 hours
|10 Failed Passcode Attempts
|iPhone is disabled, connect to iTunes
When you see the warming that iPhone is disabled, connect to iTunes, this means that you cannot unlock your device by entering the Screen Time passcode unless you restore it via iTunes. With the help of iTunes, you can access your iPhone again, but all the data and settings will be erased. Luckily, there are lots of other methods to help you figure it out.
Part 2. How to Change Screen Time Passcode after Failed Attempts
In fact, you have the chance to enter a Screen Time passcode up to 5 times. After that, you would receive the above warnings. To prevent from 10 failed passcode attempts, you can reset your Screen Time passcode. Make sure that you can remember your Apple ID password. Then follow the below steps to reset your passcode if you forgot your Screen Time passcode.
Step 1. Power on iPhone and go to Settings → Screen Time.
Step 2. Tap Change Screen Time Passcode, then tap it again.
Step 3. Tap Forgot Passcode? and enter your Apple ID password.
Step 4. Enter a new Screen Time passocde, then enter it again to confirm.
Part 3. What to Do If Forgot Screen Time Passcode Failed Attempts
With a few steps, you can reset the Screen Time passcode for your iPhone. But if your iPhone is disabled due to 10 failed passcode attempts, you can try the following methods to solve this problem. For better solving your problem, we have made a comparison table of the following methods. Now take a quick look at it and you would know that.
|MagFone iPhone Unlocker
|Find My App
|10 ~ 15 minutes
|20 ~ 30 minutes
|20 ~ 30 minutes
|20 ~ 30 minutes
|20 ~ 30 minutes
|Required Apple ID
3.1 Get Rid of Screen Time Passcode via MagFone iPhone Unlocker
The quick method to get rid of Screen Time passcode is to use a Screen Time passcode remover. MagFone iPhone Unlocker is a useful tool for unlocking iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. By using this tool, you can get rid of Screen Time without passcode and data loss. Also, it can help you remove Apple ID from iPhone without password, bypass MDM restrictions, and delete the screen passcode. Here’s how to remove Screen Time passcode by using MagFone iPhone Unlocker.
Key Features of MagFone iPhone Unlocker
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- Unlock various screen locks like Face ID and Touch ID on all iOS devices
- Remove Apple ID from iPhone and iPad without password and data loss
- Bypass Screen Time passcode and MDM restrictions without passcode
- Support the latest version of iOS and iPadOS, as well as, iOS devices
Step 1 Connect iPhone to Computer and Open MagFone
To begin with, connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable then launch MagFone iPhone Unlocker on the computer. In the main interface of MagFone software, select the Unlock Screen Time Passcode option and click the Start button at the next page.
Step 2 Go to Remove Screen Time Passcode on iPhone
Before starting to remove Screen Time passcode, make sure that you have disabled the Find My feature on your iPhone. Then you can click on the Unlock button to delete your Screen Time passcode on your device. Keep your device connected to the computer during the process.
Step 3 Follow the On-screen Instructions to Set up iPhone
It’s not over yet. You need to set up your iPhone after deleting the Screen Time passcode. On the Apps & Data page, choose Don’t transfer Apps & Data. Then go on to choose Set Up Later in Settings on the screen of your device. Now you can create a new Screen Time passcode.
3.2 Erase Forgot Screen Time Passcode via iTunes/Finder
When iPhone is disabled, you are suggested to connect your device to iTunes for restoring it. iTunes is a powerful tool that can help you solve various issues with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Here you can use iTunes to regain the control of your iPhone after 10 failed passcode attempts.
Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to a computer trusted by your device.
Step 2. Launch iTunes and click the device icon then go to the Summary tab.
Step 3. Click the Restore iPhone button, select the Back up option, then click the Restore button.
3.3 Delete Screen Time Passcode via Factory Reset
By resetting iPhone to factory settings, you can erase all the data and settings from iPhone. It will help you delete the Screen Time passcode you forgot. It's easy to factory reset iPhone but you need a screen passcode or Apple ID password. Here's how to.
Step 1. Go to Settings → General and scroll down to tap Transfer or Reset iPhone.
Step 2. Tap Erase All Content and Settings and tap Continue then enter your screen passcode.
3.4 Remove Screen Time Passcode via Find My App
The Find My app is developed by Apple, aiming to help Apple users manage their Apple devices. If you use the same Apple ID on your Apple devices, then you can find your device within this app. And you can use this app to remotely erase your device for deleting the Screen Time passcode.
Step 1. Open the Find My app on your other Apple device and tap Devices.
Step 2. Find your iPhone and tap it then tap Erase This Device at the next page.
Step 3. Tap Continue and enter your trusted phone number then tap Erase.
3.5 Bypass Screen Time Passcode via iCloud
With iCloud, you can sync your iPhone for backing up data and settings. Instead of making a backup of your iPhone, iCloud can also erase your device. This could be a method for you to delete the Screen Time passcode.
Step 1. Navigate to www.icloud.com and log into your Apple ID account.
Step 2. Click the Find iPhone button and click the All Devices button at the next page.
Step 3. From the drop-down list, select your iPhone and click it.
Step 4. Click on the Erase iPhone button in the pop-up window and click it again.
Part 4. Video Demo: Fix Screen Time Passcode Failed Attempts
After learning how to solve 10 failed Screen Time passcode attempts, then you can watch this video. In this video, we'll show you how to get rid of Screen Time without passcode step by step.
After 10 failed Screen Time passcode attempts, your iPhone is disabled. Then you need to connect your iPhone to iTunes for restoring it. But iTunes will erase all the data and settings on the device. Here you can try MagFone iPhone Unlocker that can quickly and conveniently remove Screen Time passcode without data loss. Why are still hesitant? Have a try of MagFone iPhone Unlocker, and you'll find it out.