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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9 Responses to How To Change Your iPad’s Restrictions Passcode

  1. Nicki says:

    Thanks that helped

  2. Jason says:

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

  3. George Valkhoun says:

    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.

  4. Landon Lange says:

    How do you bypass it without restoring

  5. Jaymi says:

    Thank you

  6. TIM says:

    Any idea to bypass the restrictions with out the pass

  7. Melissa says:

    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!

  8. Javier says:

    I need to know what to do if I forgot my restrictions 4 digit pass code to enable my apps again

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