Livia Stroie
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Remove parental controls from your iPhone or iPad in a few seconds

If you have lost or forgotten the restrictions passcode to your iPhone or iPad, there's an easy way to reset it using one of our iPhone Backup Extractor subscription plans.

The Restrictions PIN can be found by the application in any encrypted or unencrypted iTunes backup of your iPhone or iPad, if parental controls are enabled. The Restrictions passcode can be reset to "1234" by simply changing a file in the iTunes backup and then restoring your iDevice.

Note: The method described below is available only for iOS 5 or 6 iTunes backups. If you want to recover your restrictions passcode from an iOS 7 or 8 iTunes backup, check this post For iOS 9 and 10 devices, this article is what you need.

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The iPhone Backup Extractor will reset your restrictions passcode

Until now, it was possible to edit the manually after extracting it from the backup. We have now made this process much easier: our application includes a built-in .plist editor and will reset the code for you with just a few easy clicks. All you have to do is:

  1. Make an encrypted or unencrypted iTunes backup of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Download and open the iPhone Backup Extractor
  3. Open your iTunes backup with our application
  4. Click the “Utilities” menu and select "Reset restrictions PIN". The restriction passcode will be automatically changed to “1234”.
  5. Restore your backup using these instructions

The iPhone Backup Extractor will recover your parental controls PIN on all encrypted and unencrypted iTunes backups, from ALL versions of iOS (including from iOS 10)!

See our updated guide here on restrictions passcode recovery using the software .

The latest version of our app includes WhatsApp messages extraction and improved support for encrypted corrupt backups, and works on all versions of Windows, including Windows 10.

Let us know in the comments what other features you would like to see or contact our support team!

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