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

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

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.

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:

The website worked perfect!! I had spent a lot of time searching the result of which was some complicated methods or getting some applications that i had to buy just for one time use. But this is great. I could find the files in a second and then I just had to copy and paste the codes and be patient to let the java do its calculation. I got my password and it unlocked my restriction. Thanks a lot. This was the best solution that i recommend to everyone.

Excellent dude!

I'm very pleased with your solution it worked perfectly and passcode was found!
Just would like to drop a note on the "ibackupbot" applicative, it eventually asks you to buy the full version but if you close that window on the cross (on the top right or cancel it) it proceeds to the page we need to see, so no need to buy anything its all there!
Excellent! 5 stars to you and your help buddies.


How u get password

This was a perfect solution to the problem. After trying to find a way to remedy the issue for hours, this was a great find. Thank you for putting this together for all to use for free.

Thank you very much!
It took me a month for this.
Perfect solution!
This worked perfectly for me, copied the ridiculously long filename into spotlight to find it then opened it in TextEdit to copy the two codes. It worked like a dream! really happy now, thanks to ios7hash.

prefect! it worked!
thank you very much!