Q: "I'm trying to get my Screen Time turned off on my iPad because my Mom set it up years ago and forgot the password. There is no option to change password of forgot password. I've been looking for months. If anyone knows a way to get rid of Screen Time on iPad, please let me know. Thanks in advance." - Falcon from reddit
Screen Time is a practical feature available on Apple devices, including iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. With this feature, you can manage your app use, schedule time away from your devices, and more. Besides, parents can set content and privacy limitations for the child's device by setting a Screen Time passcode, so as to structure the time they spend on them. However, some users complained that they forgot the Screen Time passcode and cannot remove Screen Time. Fortunately, in this article, we'll introduce several ways to help you turn off Screen Time on iPad.
- Part 1. How to Disable Screen Time on iPad with Password
- Part 2. How to Clear Screen Time on iPad with Data Loss
- Part 3. How to Turn off Screen Time on iPad Without Password
- Part 4. Comparison Among Ways of Removing Screen Time on iPad
Part 1. How to Delete Screen Time on iPad with Password
The steps to set up a Screen Time passcode on iPad is simple. Also, it's easy to remove Screen Time if you know the passcode your family or you set up. Here's how to bypass Screen Time on iPad when remembering a Screen Time passcode.
Step 1. Go to Settings on your iPad and tap Screen Time.
Step 2. Scroll down and tap Turn Off Screen Time.
Step 3. Enter the Screen Time passcode and tap Turn Off Screen Time again.
Part 2. How to Get Rid of Screen Time on iPad with Data Loss
The most easiest way to disable Screen Time on iPad is to turn it off directly by entering the passcode. However, lots of users can't remember its Screen Time passcode. In this situation, you can try the following methods to clear Screen Time on your iPad. Before trying, go to back up all the data and content on your iPad first.
2.1 Clear Screen Time on iPad via Factory Settings
Resetting your iPad to factory settings is a feasible way of removing Screen Time on your iPad. This method will erase all the content and settings on your iPad. If you don't forget the screen passcode on your iPad, then do the following.
Step 1. Turn on iPad and open the Settings app then tap General.
Step 2. Under General, scroll down and tap Erase All Content and Settings.
Step 3. Enter the screen passcode on your iPad. And all the settings, including Screen Time, will be erased from your iPad.
2.2 Remove Screen Time on iPad via iTunes
Restoring your iPad by using iTunes is another method that can remove the settings of Screen Time on iPad. If you have previously enabled your iPad to trust your computer and disabled Find My iPad, then you can perform the following steps to erase Screen Time passcode.
Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPad to your computer then launch iTunes.
Step 2. When your device is detected by iTunes, click your device in iTunes.
Step 3. Click on the Summary tab and then select the Restore iPad option.
Step 4. Click the Restore button to confirm that you want to restore your iPad. And it can completely remove Screen Time on your iPad.
2.3 Get Rid of Screen Time on iPad via iCloud
If you can remember your Apple ID account and password, you can use iCloud to erase your iPad remotely. It also can help you clear all the content and settings, including the Screen Times passcode, on your iPad. Here's how to.
Step 1. Open a web browser and go to www.icloud.com to sign in to your Apple ID.
Step 2. After signing in to your Apple ID, click the Find My iPhone button.
Step 3. Click the All Devices button and select your iPad from the device list.
Step 4. Click the Erase iPhone button to start erasing all the data and content, including Screen Time settings, from your iPad.
Part 3. How to Remove Screen Time on iPad Without Passcode
If you forgot your Screen Time passcode and don't want lost all the data and content on your iPad, then you can use a professional unlocking tool to turn off Screen Time on your iPad. MagFone iPhone Unlocker functions as a unlocking tool that can bypass Screen Time and unlock various screen locks on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Besides, it can remove Apple ID and MDM restrictions on Apple devices without password. Here's how to turn off Screen Time without passcode on iPad 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 iPad to Computer and Launch MagFone
Start by connecting your iPad to your computer through a USB cable, then launch MagFone iPhone Unlocker. Your device will be detected by MagFone software, and you can select the Unlock Screen Time Passcode option on the interface of MagFone then click Start.
Step 2 Start to Remove Screen Time Passcode on iPad
This step is to start bypassing Screen Time passcde on your iPad. Before starting, make sure that you have turn Find My iPad off on your iPad. To disable Find My iPad, go to Settings > Your Name > Find My on your iPad and select Find My iPad then turn it off. After that, go back to MagFone software and click Start.
Step 3 Go to Set up Your iPad for Completing the Process
After successfully removing Screen Time settings, you need to set up on your iPad again. Power on your iPad and follow the on-screen instructions to set it up. When appearing the Apps & Data page, select Don't transfer Apps & Data. Then tap Set Up Later in Settings to complete the whole process of removing Screen Time passcode.
Part 4. Comparison Among Ways of Disabling Screen Time on iPad
The aforementioned methods are able to help you turn off Screen Time on your iPad. If you can remember your Screen Time passcode, this might not matter much, but if you forgot it, you need to turn to a third-party tool like MagFone iPhone Unlocker or choose to restore it. What's the differences in each approach? From the below comparison table, you will known clearly.
|Screen Time Settings||Factory Settings||iTunes||iCloud||MagFone iPhone Unlocker|
|Screen Time Passcode||√||×||×||×||×|
|Find My iPad||×||×||×||√||×|
|Ease-to-use||Easy||Easy||A bit complex||A bit complex||Easy|
The Bottom Line
Now you have known all the methods for removing Screen Time passcode on your iPad. You can turn it off directly with a passcode. As well, you can turn it off without passcode by using a third-party tool like MagFone iPhone Unlocker or restoring it to factory settings. Leave a comment and share your insights, tips, or struggles.