How to Remove "Ignore Limit" Option on Screen Time

Robert Hunt
Last updated: Mar 29, 2024

Wondering why your child can ignore screen time limits even though you have set up Screen Time, App Limits, and Downtime on his or her device? Read this blog to find out.

Screen Time is a great feature on Apple devices that helps parents control how much time their kids can spend on their iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

If you’ve previously set screen time limits on your child’s device but they were still able to ignore the limit and use the restricted app normally when the screen time limit was reached, you’ve come to the right place. We'll explain why and teach you how to remove the "Ignore Limit" option on Screen Time.

How to Remove "Ignore Limit" Option on Screen Time

Why Is My Child Able to Ignore Screen Time?

It's mainly because you haven't set up the Screen Time settings correctly.

You can follow this official guide from Apple to set up Screen Time on iPhone.

How to Remove the "Ignore Limit" Option

Don't worry if you find that your screen time is not working or if screen time is not blocking apps. In the following section, we will show you how to remove the "Ignore Limit" option on Screen Time to prevent your child from bypassing the screen time limit restriction.

Here's what to do:

  • On an iPhone or iPad:

    1. Tap Settings > Screen Time.
    2. Tap App Limits and choose the app you set a time limit for.
    3. Enter your screen time passcode and enable Block at End of Limit.
    4. Close Settings.
Remove Ignore Limit Option on Screen Time on iPhone
  • On a Mac:

    1. Click the Apple menu > System Settings.
    2. Click Screen Time > App Limits.
    3. Click the Edit button next to the application for which you set a time limit.
    4. Enter your screen time passcode and tick Block at end of Limit.
    5. Quit Settings.
Turn Off Ignore Limit Option on Screen Time on Mac

After completing the above steps, once an app's usage time reaches its limit, your child will see an "Ask for More Time" option on the Time Limit screen.

If you wish to disable Screen Time settings instead of just turning off the "Ignore Limit" option, go to Settings > Screen Time > Change Screen Time Passcode > Turn Off Screen Time Passcode and then enter your screen time passcode.
Ask For More Screen Time iPhone

What to Do if You Forget Screen Time Passcode

If one day you need to make changes to your Screen Time settings, you have to enter the correct 4-digit passcode first. What if you forget the Screen Time passcode you set?

Most of the time, you can reset your Screen Time passcode using your Apple ID password. If this option is unavailable, then you can try BuhoUnlocker. It is a professional unlocking tool designed to unlock various locks on iPhone, iPad, and iPod, such as screen time passcode, screen passcode, MDM lock, and Apple ID password.

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Here's how to unlock the screen time passcode on your iPhone using BuhoUnlocker:

  1. Download and install BuhoUnlocker on your computer.
  2. Launch BuhoUnlocker, then click on Remove Screen Time Passcode.
    Remove Screen Time Passcode with BUhoUnlocke
  3. Connect your device to your computer using an original or Apple-certified USB cable.
  4. If required, click Allow and trust your computer on your iPhone.
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  5. Turn off Find My on your iPhone (if it's enabled).
    Turn off Find My on iPhone
  6. Click Start to remove your screen time passcode.
    Start Removing Screen Time Passcode
  1. BuhoUnlocker won't do any help if your Find My is turned on.
  2. Your data will be kept to the greatest extent.

FAQs about Turning Off "Ignore Limit" on Screen Time

  1. How Do I Get Rid of Ignore Limit on iPhone Screen Time?

    Simply follow the above steps to enable the Block at end of Limit on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

  2. How Do I Delete the Screen Time Limit for An App on My iPhone?

    Go to Settings > Screen Time > App Limits > App Category > Delete Limit.

  3. How Do I Turn Off Downtime Limit?

    Tap Settings > Screen Time > Downtime > Turn Off Downtime.

Robert Hunt

I'm Robert Hunt, a tech-savvy fan with the love of all things Apple. As a hobbyist of gardening and meditation, I'm also a seasoned writer covering a wide array of Apple products, like iPhone, iPad, iOS and more.