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Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Apple’s Screen Time feature, which was introduced in iOS 12, lets you track your screen habits, allows you to impose restrictions on specific apps and also lets you set time limits for them. Screen Time is useful to monitor and control your phone usage, or if you’re a parent, it enables you to impose restrictions on your child’s phone.

In this article, we will guide you on how to see Screen Time activity and how to remove, change, reset a forgotten Screen Time passcode on your iPhone and Macbook.

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How to reset forgotten Screen Time passcode on iPhone?

To reset the Screen Time passcode, your iPhone must be running iOS 13.4 or later. If not, you will first need to update your iPhone (scroll down to the end of the article to check and update iOS on your iPhone).

Open your iPhone’s settings and follow the steps mentioned below to reset Screen Time passcode.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?
  • Tap on Screen Time.
  • Scroll down and tap on Change Screen Time Passcode.
  • Select Change Screen Time Passcode from the pop-up menu.
Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?
  • Tap on Forgot Passcode. 
  • Enter your Apple ID and Password.
  • Tap on OK at the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Enter the New Screen Time Passcode and re-enter it to verify.

How to remove Screen Time passcode on iPhone?

To remove Screen Time passcode on your iPhone, follow the steps given below.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?
  • Launch Settings app on your iPhone and tap on Screen Time.
  • Scroll down and tap on Change Screen Time Passcode.
  • Select Turn Off Screen Time Passcode from the pop-up menu.
Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?
  • Enter Screen Time Passcode to verify the action. As soon as you enter the passcode, Screen Time passcode gets removed.
  • In case, you do not remember the Screen Time passcode and still want to remove it, tap on Forgot Passcode then enter the Apple ID and Password to verify the process then tap OK.

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How to change Screen Time passcode on iPhone?

In case, you want to change the Screen Time passcode, provided you remember your old passcode, you can do so with your iPhone running on iOS 12 or later.

Go to your iPhone’s settings and follow the steps mentioned below to change the Screen Time passcode.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?
  • Tap on Screen Time.
  • Scroll down and tap on Change Screen Time Passcode.
  • Select Change Screen Time Passcode from the pop-up menu.
Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?
  • Enter the Old Screen Time Passcode.
  • Then enter the New Screen Time Passcode and verify it by entering it again.

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How to see your Screen Time activity?

In case you want to see your mobile activity for the day or daily average for the week, launch the Settings app and follow the steps mentioned below.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?
  • Tap on Screen Time from the list of options.
  • You can see the daily average mentioned in the form of a chart. You can also track the entire activity by tapping on See All Activity.
  • Under the tab Day, you can see the entire screen time activity for the day. Activity log works on a 24-hour basis and resets at midnight. The chart shows how much time an individual application was used, organised under the app category-Social Networking, Creativity, Productivity, Messages, Games and so on- which you have used the most.
  • Under the heading Most Used, you can see the application’s particular usage time.
Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?
  • Scroll down to track the total number of times you picked the iPhone. You can also see the time at which you picked it first and the app you launched.
  • Under the heading Notifications, you can see the total number of notifications received during the day, along with the number of notifications sent by individual apps.
  • Similarly, you can tap on Week and see the daily average-application usage, pickups and notifications.

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How to reset forgotten Screen Time passcode on MacBook?

Step 1: Click on Apple icon located on the top-left corner of the screen and select System Preferences.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 2: Click on Screen Time.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 3: Select Options from the side menu.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 4: Click on Change Passcode.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 5: Tap on Forgot Passcode.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 6: Enter your Apple ID, and Password then click on Next.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 7: Enter the New Screen Time Passcode.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 8: Re-enter the new Screen Time passcode to verify the same, and the passcode resets.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

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How to remove Screen Time passcode on MacBook?

To remove Screen Time passcode on your Macbook, follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Click on Apple icon located on the top-left corner of the screen and select System Preferences from the dropdown list.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 2: Click on Screen Time.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 3: Select Options from the bottom of the menu to the left.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 4: Click on Turn Off.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 5: It will ask you to Enter Screen Time Passcode. Once you enter the passcode, the Screen Time passcode gets removed.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

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How to change Screen Time passcode on MacBook?

If your Macbook is running on macOS 10.15.4 Catalina or later, you can easily reset the Screen Time passcode using your Apple ID credentials. Follow the steps below to change or reset a forgotten Screen Time passcode.

Step 1: Click on Apple icon located on the top-left corner of the screen and select System Preferences.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 2: Click on Screen Time.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 3: Select Options from the side menu.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 4: Click on Change Passcode.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 5: If you remember the old Screen Time passcode and want to change it, enter the Old Screen Time Passcode.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 6: Enter the New Screen Time Passcode. 

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

Step 7: Verify the new passcode by entering it again, and your Screen Time passcode will change.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?

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How to check your iPhone’s iOS version?

To check your iPhone’s iOS, follow the steps given below.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?
  • Launch Settings app on your iPhone and scroll down to select General.
  • Tap on About.
  • You can see the iOS version running currently in your iPhone under the heading Software Version.

How to update your iPhone’s OS?

Go to the Settings app and follow the steps mentioned below.

Forgot Screen Time Passcode? Here is how to remove or reset it on iPhone and Mac?
  • Scroll down and select General.
  • Tap on Software Update.
  • If there is no pending update, it will display that your Software Is Up To Date. In case, your iPhone has a software update pending, you can tap on it, and the update will start downloading. Once the update downloads, it will start installing in your iPhone.

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