Like the responsible parent you are, you enabled the restrictions on your iPad by setting up an infallible passcode, “infallible” in this case meaning that it only took your child 3 months to figure out your special 4-digit code. You can’t discourage persistence or control random luck, but you can change your restrictions passcode.

How To Change The Code

  • Open Settings
  • Tap General on left side
  • Tap Restrictions on right side
    screenshot general restrictions
  • Enter your 4-digit passcode
    screenshot enter passcode
  • Tap Disable Restrictions on top right
    screenshot disable restrictions
  • Enter your 4-digit passcode
  • Tap Enable Restrictions on top right and set a new restrictions passcode by entering a new 4-digit sequence
    screenshot enable restrictions passcode
  • Re-enter the new code when prompted

 

And there you have it, a new, and hopefully IMPROVED, restrictions passcode.

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  • Nicki

    Thanks that helped

  • Jason

    Worked, but I needed to reset all the restrictions after resetting the password. Bad setup functionality on Apple’s part. Thanks for the tip!

    • Jess

      You’re welcome! Thank you for bringing it to our attention that all restrictions need reset as well.

  • George Valkhoun

    wow, apple is a complete and utter dolt.. I mean, you have to be mentally retarded to have to setup a new restrictions passcode this way.

  • Landon Lange

    How do you bypass it without restoring

  • Jaymi

    Thank you

  • TIM

    Any idea to bypass the restrictions with out the pass

  • Melissa

    I also am looking to get past the restrictions code.
    I remember trying to think of a 4-digit code that is memorable; that worked just as well as putting something important in a safe place!