"When I got into the Screen Time settings, that option that is supposed to be there is simply not there. How do I get that back? This is my son's iPhone and we want to make some changes - not only to the settings up the Screen Time passcode itself. Without that option I can find no way to do it! Any help?" -- from the Apple Support Community
When you forget your Screen Time passcode, you can go to reset Screen Time passcode with your Apple ID and password in the option to Change Screen Time Passcode. However, some iPhone or iPad users find there is no option to change Screen Time passcode. If Screen Time passcode won't change, you will not be able to change Screen Time settings and allow more time when app limits expire. Don't worry! Here we'll show you how to fix no option to Change Screen Time Passcode. Also, we'll share a method to help you change Screen Time passcode if you forgot it.
- Part 1. Why You Cannot Change Screen Time Passcode?
- Part 2. How to Fix No Option to Change Screen Time Passcode
- Part 3. What to Do If iPhone Won't Let Me Change Screen Time Passcode?
Part 1. Why You Cannot Change Screen Time Passcode?
The option to Change Screen Time Passcode is to allow you to reset the passcode for Screen Time when you forgot it or simply want to use a new passcode. If your iPhone or iPad won't let you change Screen Time passcode, it could be caused by the two main reasons. The one is that your iPhone is not updated to the latest version of iOS because only iPhone running prior to iOS 13.4 has this feature. The other is that your parents set up a Screen Time passcode on your device by using Family Sharing.
Part 2. How to Fix No Option to Change Screen Time Passcode
There are several options for fixing no option to Change Screen Time Passcode. Popular options include changing the Screen Time passcode on the organizer's device or resetting an iPhone to factory settings. Let's follow the below steps to start changing Screen Time passcode.
Method 1. Update iPhone to the Latest Version
The feature of Screen Time is only available on those Apple portable devices running the system version prior to iOS 13.4 or iPadOS 13.4. In this case, you can update the iOS or iPadOS version of your iPhone or iPad. Then you can check to see if the option to Change Screen Time Passcode is on your device.
Step 1. Tap on Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone.
Step 2. To access the latest firmware, tap on Download and Install.
Step 3. Enter your screen passcode or Apple ID password to confirm, then tap Install Now.
Method 2. Change on the Organizer's Device
If your device is set up a Screen Time passcode via Family Sharing, then you cannot change Screen Time passcode on your iPhone directly. Only those organizers are allowed to reset the Screen Time passcode on their devices. Here you can try deleting the old Screen Time passcode and create a new one for your device.
Step 1. Open Settings on the organizer's device and tap on Screen Time to find your device.
Step 2. Under Family, tap on your device and select Change Screen Time Passcode.
Step 3. Tap on Change Screen Time Passcode again and use Face ID, Touch ID, or the screen passcode to confirm.
Step 4. Set up a new passcode for Screen Time and enter it again. Then you can use the new one.
Method 3. Reset iPhone to Factory Settings
If you're trying to solve a problem on your device, you could reset your iPhone to factory settings. When there is no option to Change Screen Time Passcode, you can reset your device to the original factory settings. This will delete the Screen Time passcode on your device, but would erase all the data on your device.
Step 1. Go to Settings > General on your iPhone, then select Transfer or Reset iPhone.
Step 2. Tap on Erase All Content and Settings and tap on Continue.
Step 3. Enter your screen passcode or Apple ID password to confirm.
Method 4. Restore iPhone through iTunes
When you cannot fix no option to Change Screen Time Passcode, you can use iTunes to reset your iPhone. With the support of iTunes, you can restore your iPhone without your screen passcode and Apple ID password. After restoring your iPhone, all the data and settings, including Screen Time passcode will be erased.
Step 1. Get your iPhone connected to your computer via a USB cable and launch iTunes.
Step 2. Click on your device icon, then click on the Summary tab at the left-hand column.
Step 3. Select the Restore iPhone option and click on the Back up button to make a backup of your device.
Step 4. After making a backup of your device, click on the Restore iPhone button.
Part 3. What to Do If iPhone Won't Let Me Change Screen Time Passcode?
The best way to get rid of Screen Time passcode is to use a Screen Time passcode remover. There are a number of tools that help you to delete the Screen Time passcode if you forgot it. Here MagFone iPhone Unlocker is a good option. With MagFone iPhone Unlocker, you can bypass Screen Time and turn off the Screen Time passcode without data loss.
If you have other requests, such as removing Apple ID from device or deleting MDM without password, MagFone iPhone Unlocker can meet your needs. When your iPhone or iPad is disabled due to the wrong passcode attempts, you can also use MagFone iPhone Unlocker to delete it. Here's a guide on how to delete the Screen Time passcode via 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
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- Support the latest version of iOS and iPadOS, as well as, iOS devices
Step 1 Connect iPhone to Computer and Launch MagFone
First up is to get your iPhone connected to your computer with a USB cable. Then open MagFone iPhone Unlocker and select the Unlock Screen Time Passcode option. Proceed to click on the Start button.
Step 2 Fix No Option to Change Screen Time Passcode
The next step is to click on the Unlock button on the software. Then MagFone iPhone Unlocker will quickly delete the Screen Time passcode on your iPhone. Make sure that you have disabled the Find My feature on your device.
Step 3 Go to Set up iPhone after Completing the Task
After successfully removing the Screen Time passcode, you have to set up you device by following the onscreen tutorials. On the Apps & Data screen, select Don't Transfer Apps & Data. Then when setting up Screen Time, tap on Set Up Later in Settings to finish the process.
Be aware that there is no option to Change Screen Time Passcode when you want to change the Screen Time passcode. You can try the above steps to resolve the issue. Or you can directly use MagFone iPhone - a Screen Time passcode remover to delete the Screen Time passcode on your iPhone or iPad. Then you can create a new passcode for Screen Time.