Can I recover a forgotten iPhone restrictions passcode?

The purpose of iPhone restrictions is to lock certain functions of the device. They are also referred to as Parental Controls, capable of hiding songs with explicit lyrics, preventing YouTube from running, etc.

Without the four-digit passcode restrictions can't be changed. If you have forgotten your restrictions passcode you must restore your iPhone using iTunes to reset the passcode. When asked, do not restore the iPhone from backup, otherwise the old passcode you don't know will be enabled.

After restoring as a new iPhone the Parental Controls are reset to default and the passcode disabled.

This is slightly ill informed advice I'm afraid :( there is a nice little article on how find your passcode without having to restore your iphone. It's pretty easy really :)

The only thing this did was take over my computer an added in a line of MJMIX in place of my search browser bar. I downloaded the free version and then when I wanted to look for my I was informed I need to pay $24.99 in order to do what in needed to recover my restrictions pass code that I have forgot.

thanks a million...........


I have posted a tutorial explaining in detail how to change the restrictions passcode.
Hope it helps!


it worked with my ipad 3rd gen ios 6.1.3!! thank you so much!! gracias! can i brake my I phone5 restriction passcod

Mine iPhone 4 was locked for ages so I tried the original code I got with my SIM card. And it worked

I don't recall setting a restrictions passcode
So how do I disable it ?

I forgot my privacy iphone 5 passcode!!!???? What should I do???

I forgot my privacy iphone 5 passcode!!!???? What should I do???

Can you recover my restriction passcode

i really did not get it :( please help.. really need it

Stop promoting faulty information. I used iphonebackupextractor for iphone 5s and it did not work for finding out my restrictions passcode which i unfortunately forgot... be more specific which devices works with iphonebackupextractor.

In order to backup your iphone you have to turn off your restrictions or the sync won't work. So this article is incorrect.

0000 is the default restriction code

Thank You for the genius 0000! I would have been here all night trying to recover a code that I never programmed!

So wait if you've forgotten your restrictions passcode and you type in 0000 it'll let you in?


yes...for me too

So if you've forgotten your restrictions passcode and you type in 0000 it'll allow you in?


Thank you....I would have never guessed it would be....0000

Omg! 0000 worked! I guess people tend to think alike.

Maybe this site will help someone else. It helped me crack the code instead of overwriting files or restoring the iPad:

How does it work, the 0000 does not work and am still stuck with the restrictions passcode

It worked for me!
Turns out my 'secret code' was 0123
Who'd a guessed it!
Thanks for the link, whoever you are!

Thanks for the link, the method it worked perfectly.

thanks a lot! I cannot thank you enough. It took me forever to find something that would work, and it looks like your way did the trick!

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Worked like a charm with iOS 8.

When upgrading to ios7, I ran into this same issue... it made me mad enough to create a web site to help others decode the restrictions passcode when this happens: