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[Solved]How to Turn off Screen Time without Passcode on iPhone?

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Cody Walsh

Updated: Jan 14, 2023 06:08 pm

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Do you want to see others' Screen Time without passcode?

Using the iPhone's Screen Time is a detailed mobile phone usage report, which clearly shows the various data of your mobile phone use. If you can get someone's Screen Time, you can get a better grasp of his phone usage data. This article will tell you how to turn off Screen Time without passcode in 2023.

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Part 1: How Does Screen Time Work?

1. What is Screen Time?

Screen Time is a feature that allows you to check your usage with iPhone and manage your iPhone. If you are a parent, you will be able to know how much time your children spend on apps, websites, games, and more. As long as you use the iOS system, you can automatically receive weekly and monthly screen usage reports. To find out if your iPhone has Screen Time turned on, you can follow the steps:

Go to Settings Stroll down, tap on Screen Time and turn it on

On Screen Time, you can select this is my [device] or this is my child's [device] to define how much time your kids are using their iPhone.

screen time iphone

Screen Time provide a passcode, which secures settings only the user can extend time or make changes. The passcode could be different from the passcode that unlocks the device. But don't worry, in the following paragraph, we'll show you how to easily see Screen Time without Screen Time passcode.

2. How Does Screen Time Work?

Expect to see your report and set limits on Screen Time, you can also manage Screen Time settings to control your usage on iPhone.


If you set downtime in Settings, you will be only allowed to use phone calls and apps that you had chosen. You will be received a reminder five minutes before downtime starts. If the device has set a Screen Time passcode, Downtime includes an additional setting: Block At Downtime.

App Limits

If you only want to use certain apps during a certain period of time when you use your phone, you can use App Limits to help you set daily limits for app categories. At the same time, it will be updated every day at midnight, and you can delete them at any time.

Communication Limits

With this feature, you can control who your kids can communicate with throughout the day and during downtime. But to use the Communication Limits, you must have your child's iCloud contacts.

Always Allowed

If you still want to access certain apps during downtime or with the All Apps & Categories app limit. You've set, you can manage the Always Allowed according to your needs

Content & Privacy Restrictions

You'll be able to decide what content can be shown on your device. Tap on Content & Privacy Restrictions to block inappropriate content on your child's iPhone.

Part 2: How to Turn off Screen Time without Passcode?-4 ways!

Method 1. Turn off Screen Time with Apple ID and Password

Screen Time will be associated with the iCloud account, and if you know the device's Apple ID and password, you can turn off Screen Time even if you don't know the passcode. To use this method, the device must run iOS 13.4 and above. You can try two ways to process.

Sign out of iCloud

  1. Go to Settings and open the iCloud settings.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and tap on the Sign Out button.
  3. Enter the Apple credentials then, click Turn Off.
  4. Back up your data to iCloud then, click Sign Out.
  5. Once you've signed out of iCloud, go to Settings and select Screen Time.
  6. Finally, click Turn off Screen Time.

Turn off Screen Time on iPhone

Screen Time Passcode Recovery

  1. Go the Settings, then click Screen Time .
  2. Tap Change Screen Time Passcode twice.
  3. Select the Forgot Passcode option, instead of entering a passcode.
  4. change Screen Time passcode

  5. Enter your Apple ID and Password carefully.
  6. Once the device verifies your credentials, type in a new passcode and confirm it.
  7. Go back to the Screen Time in Settings and turn it off with the new passcode.

Method 2. Turn Off Screen Time by Resetting All Content and Settings

If you don't have the Screen Time passcode and Apple ID and password either, resetting all content and settings on the device is the quickest way to turn off Screen Time. It should be noted that using this method will cause all data in the device to be lost. If you know this, you can continue to look at the steps.

  1. Go to the Settings > General > Reset .
  2. Tap on the option to erase all the data and settings.
  3. Then, you can follow the instructions to do the next.

reset content and settings

Once you finish the steps, your device is like restoring factory settings, meanwhile, the Screen Time will have been turned off.


After resetting, please do not restore the backup. Otherwise, the Screen Time passcode will be restored along with other device data.

Method 3. Turn off Screen Time by iTunes and Find My

Similarly, using this method will result in the loss of all data on the device and take your device back to the factory settings. Note that this operation may be a bit dangerous for us, but in order to achieve our purpose, it is also a method that can be tried.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable.
  2. Open iTunes and tap on the device icon on the top left.
  3. Click Summary and tap on Restore iPhone/iPad .
  4. Click the restore again to confirm the process.

Turn off Screen Time by iTunes

Now, your device is back to the factory settings and the Screen Time is turned off in this process.

Method 4. Turn off Screen Time by The Third-Party Apps

Here's a way to protect your device from data loss without requiring a passcode to turn off Screen Time. Using third-party password unlock software can easily solve these troubles. Basically, all iPhone password unlock software on the market have the functions of data retention, simple operation, and no password required. The following are currently some mainstream iPhone password unlock software on the market.

  1. IMyFone LockWiper
  2. Mobitrix LockAway
  3. IDelock
  4. AnyUnlock

If your child's device is iOS, you can use KidsGuard Pro for iOS-professional parental control application for iOS to track your kids' iPhone activity. If your child's device is Android, look the KidsGuard below.

Part 3: Screen Time Parental Control-KidsGuard

Do you want to control your child's Screen Time without passcode? If yes, use KidsGuard parental control app because only this application will allow you to see your kid's Screen Time and set content and privacy limitations for your child's device.

What You Can Do to Check Your Child's Screen Time with KidsGuard?


You can capture your child's device's screen to know what they are doing and what apps and content they are watching now.

Screen Lock

With screenshot, you will be able to see your child's mobile phone in real-time, if your kid is seeing some inappropriate content, you can lock the screen immediately.

Screen Time Report

You will see a report detailing how much time your kids spend on apps, websites, and more. And the activity information of each APP, including opening time, and usage time.

You can do more:

  • App Block: Track the details of your kid's usage, including choosing which apps to block and blocking time limits. In this way, you can help your child stay away from unhealthy apps and prevent him from being addicted to apps.
  • GPS Location: This location tracker app can monitor your child's location in real-time and check his location history, and if he enters or leaves the geofence, you will be received instant alerts.
  • Call Filter: Check all call filters on your child's device, and protect kids away from being abused and harassed by scams or strangers' phone calls.
  • Website Block: Block inappropriate websites to prevent your kids from viewing unhealthy content.

How to Use KidsGuard to Control Your Child's Screen Time

Step 1. Install KidsGuard app on parents' device

Search KidsGuard on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, and install the application on the parent device.

Step 2. Create your kidsgard account

After installing, create a KidsGuard account with an email address or Gmail and complete the information.

kidsguard parent

Step 3. Install KidsGuard Jr. on kids' device

Now, we only support Android devices on the kid's side. Click the Bind now option on KidsGuard, and download the link of KidsGuard Jr on kids side.

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kidsGuard jr

Step 4. Check Screen Time

Go back to the parent account, bind both accounts and you can fully control your child's Screen Time.

Connect child's devices

Part 4: Is it A Good Idea to Turn off Your Child's Screen Time?

I believe that many parents will feel entangled in whether to turn off their children's Screen Time. If you turn off your child's Screen Time, you won't be able to get reports on phone usage. And you may be concerned about whether your child is addicted to the phone, or browses inappropriate software or websites.

Therefore, if your child is young and has to use a mobile phone, our suggestion to you is not to turn off Screen Time, it is best to have a more comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of your child's use of mobile phones.

However, our goal is still to hope that children can have less contact with mobile phones and reduce the time spent on the Internet. So that you will not have more trouble with your kids using mobile phones.

Here's Our Advice for Managing Your Child's Screen

1. Make Family Rules for Screen Time

Setting family rules about Screen Time and device use can help you and your child establish a clear plan. This can directly limit the time that children use mobile phones. It is a good way to let your young kids understand the limitations of using mobile phones.

2. Learn to Earn Screen Time

Allow your child to earn Screen Time, such as by participating in chores, learning lessons, and more. This formulation also teaches your child about the limits of cell phone use.

3. Be A Role Model

If you want your kids to use fewer electronic devices, start with yourself. Get yourself out of your phone and spend more time with your kids, and your kids won't think about playing with their phones.

Part 5: Hot FAQS about Turn off Screen Time

1. Is there a password for Screen Time?

Screen Time is a real-time report that allows you to know how much time you spend on your iOS device. There is a passcode for Screen Time, which can be different from the passcode that unlocks the device and changes Screen Time settings by the passcode owner.

2. How many Screen Time passcode attempts?

If you don't remember your Screen Time passcode, you can try 10 passcode attempts. After that 10 failed attempts, your device will be a lockout.

3. Can my child block Screen Time?

Yes, he can. Your child can block Screen Time at any time with the methods we've provided above. The best way to keep your kids from turning off Screen Time is to use parental control software on Android like KidsGuard.


The age of children using mobile phones may be getting younger and younger, and the safety of content and the time of use may be the most concerning issues for parents. Screen Time can provide parents with a detailed iPhone usage report, but to achieve more professional management and control of children's iPhone usage, you still need a parental control application like KidsGuard.


By Cody Walsh

An experienced technology blogger and editor who has spent more than a decade writing about software, gadgets, and computing etc all over the Internet.

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