Screen time passcode iOS 12 ?

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Screen Time was enabled by default in iOS 12 and lots of iPhone X/8/7/6 users after upgrade to iOS 12 are not able to remember default screen passcode. But it is sure that they never set any Screen Time passcode during installation of iOS 12 but still they are popped up with 4 digit Screen time passcode.

iOS 12 screen time passcode

The screen time passcode is generally faced if you have upgrade the iPhone from iOS 11 to iOS 12 and restored the database backup in your iPhone and once the iPhone is up with iOS we you will be asked for screen time passcode. But most of the user don’t know what is the passcode for screen time.
Please note that the locks screen passcode is different than the screen passcode as the lock screen passcode is 6 digit and this one is 4 digits only.
Hopefully apple is aware of this issue, one user on apple forum said that:
Apparently, Apple is getting a lot of tech support requests about this issue--they called me and asked a bunch of questions. Maybe they will change the iOS 12 installer in the next update, so people who haven't upgraded yet won't have to deal with this problem.”


If you have also forgot Screen time passcode please read the below to understand and reset the default screen time passcode.

What is default screen passcode in iOS 12 for iphone :

Screen time is part of restrictions and uses the restrictions passcode. If you had a restrictions passcode in iOS11, use that as the Screen Time passcode.

  • How to reset Screen time passcode in iOS 12 :


Fix 1: Reset your device to reset your screen time passcode


You can restore it to factory conditions and set up as new to get rid of the screen passcode. First Make a Backup of Your Device. If you have forgot your screen time passcode you need to erase your device and then set it up as new to remove the screen Time passcode. You can now make new backups, meaning you won’t lose anything in the process except time.


Fix 2: Set up passcode in iOS 11 before upgrade

If you want to make sure to restore from backup without losing anything, one way is to first changes restriction passcode in iOS 11 and then upgrade. This way you should be able to upgrade with screen passcode in iOS 12 :

1) Set up Restrictions with a passcode on iOS 11
2) Turn Restrictions off
3) Upgrade to iOS 12 (using the Automatic rather than the Manual method)
4) Check to see if Screen Time is on or off

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