Forgot Parental Control Password on iPhone

Parental Controls within an iPhone allow parents to restrict certain content or to lock certain functions of the iPhone. E.g. it will enable you to hide or restrict songs with explicit lyrics, or prevent YouTube from running and so on. This feature can be controlled by a password that is known as the parental control password

Sometime, you may have forgot the restriction passcode on iPhone. If you forget your parental code, do not enter passwords randomly because that can lock you out. If you have forgotten your parental passcode you must restore your iPhone using iTunes to reset the passcode. When prompted during the process, do not restore the iPhone from backup, otherwise the old passcode will be enabled.

Use the below guide to turn off parental controls on iPhone without password and get your device working as before.

Restore Your Device to Factory Settings

1. Install the latest version of iTunes on your iPhone.

2. Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to your computer with the cable that came with your device.

3. Select your iPhone when it appears on iTunes.

4. In the Summary panel, click Restore [device].

5. Click Restore again to confirm. Then iTunes erases your device and installs the latest iOS or iPod software.

macro itunes 12.7 device summary restore

6. After your device restores to factory settings, it restarts. Now you can set it up as new.

macro itunes 12.7 confirm factory restore

Use PinFinder App

1. Download this app from https://github.com/gwatts/pinfinder.

2. PinFinder is a small app for finding the parental passcode for an iPhone.

3. First take a backup of your iPhone using iTunes.

backup iphone using itunes

4. Use the “Backup Now" button to back up your device.

5. Download the latest release of PinFinder for your Apple device.

6. If you are using Windows 7,8 or 10, run the program by right-clicking on the PinFinder icon and selecting "Open" - you may see a warning which you'll need to accept to run the program.

7. Within a minute you should see your forgotten parental passcode printed on the screen.

pinfinder parental passcode revealed

Use iPhone Restrictions Passcode Cracker

Apple limits passcodes to a maximum of 4 digits – thereby reducing the possible target range to a maximum of 10,000 (0000 – 9999). Apple jumbles the parent Passcode with pbkdf2-hmac-sha1 encryption, leaving a string of garbled text that requires decryption.

So, the process is;

1. Find the string

2. Copy it

3. Crack the encryption

Search for com.apple.restrictionspassword.plist, using either iFile from the device or a PC tool like iTools or iFunbox.

search for restrictions password plist

Open the .plist, copy the RestrictionsPasswordKey data and RestrictionsPasswordSalt data and then paste it into the relevant form provided in the link below:

copy restrictionpasswordkey restrictionspasswordsalt

https://ios7hash.derson.us

ios restrictions passcode cracker

You can edit a few system files and either reset forgotten parental control (restrictions) password or find it in case you are tech savvy. These procedures assume that you are using a Mac or a PC to back up your device and the backups are not encrypted.

Extra Tip: How to Reset Forgotten iPhone Passcode?

But what happens when you forget your iPhone passcode or if your iPhone is locked or disabled because you forgot your password and entered a wrong password too many times?

You do not have to worry about that either. Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot) is a very handy tool which helps you to factory reset a disabled iPhone without passcode if;

1. You have forgotten your iPhone password, or

2. You have bought a second-hand iPhone or iPad with a locked screen, or

3. You cannot enter your password because the screen is broken or touch is not working.

Now you have a clear idea about how to bypass parental controls on iPhone .It is probably best to use 'Parental Controls', and keep your children safe from online filth. The one thing that you need to be a little bit careful about is not to lose the parental control password. But even if you do, now you know how to recover it.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to Fix iPhone Follow @Jerry Cook