One of the best things when it comes to Apple’s iOS lies in Restrictions. Restrictions functionality has been around for years and helps prevent others from accessing your device’s important features. However, what if you happen to forget your restrictions passcode on your iPhone or iPad? This could be a nightmare.
If you are planning to restore your iPhone or iPad and then set it up from the scratch, don’t do it. We have a simple workaround for recovering forgot restrictions passcode on your iOS device and all it takes is using Pinfinder, a great software that allows you to recover your restrictions passcode.
In this article, we will go through the steps to recover forgot restrictions passcode on your iPhone or iPad. Before we begin, make sure you have the latest version of iOS on your iPhone and iPad.
How to recover forgot restrictions passcode on your iPhone or iPad using Windows PC
Step one: First off, you need to download the software to your computer. To do this, head over to this link (make sure your computer is running the 64-bit version of Windows 10)
Step two: Once the download is complete, right-click on the start button and select command prompt. After that, drag the Pinfinder icon from the desktop to the command prompt and then hit the Return key
Step three: Once you do that, Pinfinder will show your forgot restrictions passcode on the window and the date when it was last reset on your iPhone or iPad.
Note: Pinfinder only works on Windows-based PC. If you don’t have a Windows PC, don’t worry because we are here to help.
How to recover forget restrictions passcode on your iPhone or iPad using Mac
There is an exciting software called iBackupBot that’s designed for Mac and Windows PC. As the name implies, the software allows users to recover the Parental Controls passcode on their iPhone and iPad using a Mac. The process is complex and aimed at advanced users. Before proceeding, make sure you have an iTunes backup of your iPhone or iPad.
Step one: Head over to this link and download iBackupBot on your Mac. Once it’s been downloaded, move the file to the Applications folder
Step two: Next up, open the software and allow it to load the information of your device. After that, click on the folder at the top from the left-side bar and open the System files folder to proceed
Step three: Select HomeDomain from the list on the right and click on Library. After that, hit Preferences
Step four: From the Search bar at the top right corner of the screen, type com.apple.re and click on com.apple.restrictionspasscode.plist. After that, click OK > OK > Cancel
Step five: Go back to iBackupBot, then copy the code under RestrictionsPasswordKey and RestrictionsPasswordSalt and paste it into the input field on iOS7hash website. Enter 0000 and 9999 into the starting code field and last Search code field respectively, and then hit Search for code. Once you do it, your passcode will show up on a pop-up window.
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