Tips to Set & Reset Restrictions Passcode on iPhone/iPad

Brandon Wood
Sep 01, 2022

Restrictions features, also known as parental control, is an efficient way to block or limit specific apps and features on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which is especially useful for parents who want to have control over which applications and features within the device their children are allowed to access, since parental control options use a personal security code (PIN) of four digits – restrictions passcode. Without permission, children can't disable or change the settings created by parents to ensure they won't be indulged in some apps such as games. With Restriction feature, you can easily make some settings to limit certain functions that cannot be customized such as changes in accounts to purchase without requiring a password, removing apps, etc. Now, can't wait to set restrictions passcode on your iPhone? Let's see how to do it!

Part One: How to Set Restrictions Passcode on iPhone/iPad

Step 1. Open your device and then go to Settings > General. Then scroll down to the bottom and click on the Restrictions option to turn it on.

Step 2. Now, you will see the Enable Restrictions option on the top. Click on it and you will see a pop-up window asking you to set restrictions passcode with four-digit combination. After that, you will be asked to confirm your passcode once again.

Now, you are free to set restrictions to the use of native iOS apps such as Safari, the camera, Face time, iTunes and iBook Store, among other options simply by pressing the on-off switch that appears in each menu.

Also, you can even restrict the discharge limitations of applications by selecting the age limit, choosing between +4, +9, +12, and +17 years or age limit default for movies that can be downloaded.

Part Two : How to Reset Restrictions Passcode on iPhone/iPad

Sometimes you may forget your restrictions passcode on iPhone/iPad, then you won't be able to buy anything on your iPhone, install or uninstall your apps. But don't worry! The below part will tell you how to reset restrictions passcode on iPhone/iPad. And the simplest way to reset restrictions passcode on iPhone/iPad is to restore your device to factory settings. Therefore, you are suggested to backup all vital files from iPhone to computer, to iTunes or to external hard drive in case of sudden data losses during the restoring process.

Bonus Article: What if My iPhone Won't Restore?

First of all, open the installed iTunes on the computer (Windows/Mac).

Secondly, press the Power and Home button simultaneously until the device is disconnected. Then release Power button but keep holding Home option.

Thirdly, connect your iPhone to the computer via the USB cord and continue holding the Home button until you see a black screen with iTunes logo.

Finally, go to the iTunes program on the computer and you will see the pop-up message saying Recovery Mode. Click Restore option to begin the process. Just wait for the process to complete in a few minutes. If your iPhone is stuck in recovery mode, you can click here to get it out of recovery mode.

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