How to Change the Screen Time Passcode on an iPhone 7

We have previously written about how to set up Screen Time on your iPhone, which is a helpful feature that you can use if you would like to force yourself to stop using your iPhone for a certain period of time during the day. Whether you want to use this feature to limit the amount of time a child spends on the device, or if you are using it to control yourself, it’s a nice option to have.

One of the steps that you went through during the setup process for the Downtime feature involved creating a passcode. But if that passcode is difficult to remember, or if you are using Screen Time on your child’s device and they’ve guessed the passcode, then you may want to change it to something new. Our tutorial below will show you how to accomplish that.


Changing the Screen Time Password on an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12. Note that this guide assumes that you have previously created a passcode for the Screen Time feature on your iPhone, but that you wish to change this passcode. This is a different passcode than the one that you use to unlock your iPhone, so it does not have to be the same, and it won’t affect that device passcode.

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

how to change screen time passcode on iphone 7



Step 2: Select the Screen Time item.

open screen time menu



Step 3: Touch the Change Screen Time Passcode button.

how to change passcode for screen time on iphone



Step 4: Choose the Change Screen Time Passcode option at the bottom of the screen. Alternatively you can choose to turn it off.

use a different passcode for iphone screen time

Step 5: Enter the old Screen Time passcode.

enter old screen time passcode



Step 6: Choose a new passcode.

create new iphone screen time passcode



Step 7: Confirm the new passcode.

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Changing the Screen Time passcode won’t affect any of the current settings that you have configured for the feature. This simply change the passcode that is required if you would like to make changes to it in the future. newsletter
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