[2024 Updated] 3 Easy Ways to Turn Off Parental Controls on iPhone

Clare Phang
Last updated: Jan 4, 2024

This post is about skills to turn off parental controls on your iPhone with or without the password. Keep reading!

Parental controls are a convenient feature for parents to limit children's iPhone usage time.

However, with time, you may forget the password or want to change the limit items for your children.

In this post, how to turn off parental controls on your iPhone with or without the password will be introduced in detail. Keep reading!

How to Turn Off Parental Controls on iPhone

What Are Parental Controls on iPhone?

Parental controls are set to block or limit specific apps, features, etc. in Screen Time. It is often used by parents to control their children's usage time of iPhones.

With it, set your child's iPhone to ask for the password when he wants to make iTunes & App Store purchases, allow apps to be used, content restrictions, privacy change restrictions, etc. are all available and easy to use.

How to Turn Off Parental Controls on iPhone with Password

To turn off parental controls on iPhone with a password is easy. And it will keep all your iPhone data. You can turn it off via this iPhone or your/parents' iPhones.

  • Turn Off Parental Controls on This iPhone:

Go to iPhone SettingsScreen TimeChange Screen Time PasscodeTurn Off Screen Time PasscodeEnter Screen Time Passcode.

Turn Off Screen Time Passcode
  • Turn Off Parental Controls on Parents' iPhone

Go to SettingsScreen Time>Tap your child's iPhone name under FamilyTurn Off Screen Time.

How to Change Content and Privacy Restrictions in Screen Time on iPhone

In the case that you just want to change or turn off part of the parental controls on your child's iPhone, for example, you want to turn off parental controls on the iPhone App Store, here is how:

  1. Go to SettingsScreen TimeContent & Privacy Restrictions.
    Screen Time Content Privacy Restrictions
  2. Change the require password settings of iTunes & App Store Purchases/Allowed Apps settings/Content Restrictions settings.
    App Store Purchases Require Password Settings
  3. Set Allow Changes/Don't Allow Changes under Privacy.
    Set Privacy Restriction
Tip
If you forget your screen time passcode, there is another way to change your password instead of restoring your iPhone: use the Apple ID and password you set for Screen Time Passcode Recovery: Go to SettingsScreen TimeChange Screen Time PasscodeTurn Off Screen Time PasscodeForgot Passcode? >Enter the Apple ID you provided to reset the Screen Time passcode.

How to Turn Off Parental Controls on iPhone if You Forgot the Password

What if you forget the screen time passcode? Don't worry! There are still some ways that can help you remove parental controls without the screen time passcode. Read on for details.

How to Remove Parental Controls on iPhone with BuhoUnlocker

An easy and quick way to remove the parental controls on an iPhone without the password is to use an iPhone unlocker tool like BuhoUnlocker.

BuhoUnlocker offers you the "Remove Screen Time Passcode" feature that helps you remove the screen time passcode, namely, the parental controls on your iPhone easily.

Here is how to remove parental controls on iPhone with BuhoUnlocker:

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  1. Free download, install, and launch BuhoUnlocker.
  2. Connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable.
  3. Click Remove Screen Time PasscodeStart.
    Remove Screen Time Passcode
  4. Put your iPhone in Recovery Mode.
    Put iPhone in Recovery Mode
  5. Download the latest firmware for your iPhone. Click Start Unlock.
  6. Set up your iPhone as new.
Notes
  1. Before removing the screen time passcode, you'd better turn off the Find My feature, or you may be locked off the Activation Lock, which asks you to enter the Apple ID and password to access.
  2. Please back up your iPhone first in case of data loss.

How to Disable Parental Control on iPhone with iTunes/Finder

Another way to remove parental controls on an iPhone without the screen time passcode is to use iTunes/Finder to restore your iPhone.

This method will erase all your iPhone data. So it is recommended to make a backup first.

  • In the case that you know your iPhone screen passcode or you have connected your iPhone to your computer before:

Connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable>Open iTunes/Finder>Click Restore iPhone.

  • In the case that you forget your iPhone screen passcode or you haven't connected your iPhone to your computer before:
  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer via a USB cable.
  2. Open iTunes/Finder.
  3. Put your iPhone in Recovery Mode.
  4. Click Restore.
    Restore iPhone in Recovery Mode with Finder

Conclusion

In this post, the step-by-step guide of 3 easy methods to turn off parental controls on iPhones is introduced in detail.

Go and turn off parental controls with these methods now!

Clare Phang has been captivated by the world of Apple products since the launch of the iconic iPhone in 2007. With a wealth of experience, Clare is your go-to source for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple.