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How to reset forgotten Restrictions password with iPhone restore?

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  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,480 points)

    You can turn off Find my iPhone by going to https://www.icloud.com/find and log in with your Apple ID.

  • EdCove Calculating status...

    Please HELP.

     

    I can see that I have had 5 failed attempts at guessing.   There is no place in the entire list that there are 4 digits together...  except ofcourse the verision of the ios on the iphone 3gs

    _______________________________________________________________________________

     

    This is all that is listed with SBParentalControls

     

    <img src="#" alt="<key>SBParentalControlsBlocked</key>
        <false/>
        <key>SBParentalControlsEnabled</key>
        <true/>
        <key>SBParentalControlsFailedAttempts</key>
        <integer>5</integer>
        <key>SBParentalControlsMCContentRestrictions</key>
        <dict>
            <key>countryCode</key>
            <string>us</string>
        </dict>

  • GuildfordFD Calculating status...

    My iphone 3 had the restrictions activated - either by me or the children - and have been unable to update my mail accounts for a pasword change for months.

     

    I tried many suggestions and all failed until now

     

    Use the solution recommended by walldogkl on page 18 of this post. It works!

     

    I have a windows PC so had to downlaod a windows version of plisteditpro

     

    Thank you walldogkl

  • GuildfordFD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. Thank you!

     

    I have windows but once you download the windows version of plisteditpro it works like a dream.

     

    The end of over a month of frustration!!

     

    PS Iphone 3GS with latest IoS

  • Petaflop Calculating status...

    After hours of searching and trying, walldogkl's solution on page 18 worked for me (thanks!) with some modifications. I'm running iOS7.0.4 on an iPhone 4 with iTunes 11.1.3 (8) on my MBPR 15".

     

    After viewing, editing and saving the .plist file in iBackupBot, "Restoring Backup/File to iPhone" with iBackupBot did not work for me. But I was able to restore with iTunes.

     

    So my steps were

    1-6)

    8d)

    9)

    then save in iBackupBot

    then restore with iTunes

     

    And I set my new password in step 9 (instead of '1234'), which makes step 14 unnecessary.

  • Riz82 Calculating status...

    One more thing to be added...if you want to use iBackupBot full version then here is the registration detail for windows:

     

    name: ce4arab

    code: 571F426DAE04878AEB753B2C6354481405C440E5 E97F34C56823E8F2184FB4F

  • AZDC1 Calculating status...

    Genius!!!!  Was very nervous about trying this as I am no techie, but WOW!  It worked like a charm. I did exactly what Petaflop listed but I WAS able to restore my iPhone 5 with iBackupBot.  Thank so much walldogkl, you are a genius.

  • verithingeoff Calculating status...

    @walldogkl

    Found this post after a lot of searching. Thank you so much for a great solution and a brilliant description of the fix

     

    Geoff

    Iphone 3GS 6.1.3

  • HariV Calculating status...

    >>> So I could try all my codes, but Apple decided that I must wait 1, 5, 15 and then 60 minutes between each attempt. Thanks Apple. So I could go through the rest of my codes, one every hour, or I could try and work out how to restore my phone.

     

    >>  just commenting on 1,5,15,60 minutes wait.

     

    but there is a one shortout that works around the wait. (works for me)

     

    once you know you are going to start the attempt.

    1. turn off automatic setting of timezone under general - settings - date&time.

      so now the time setting is manual.

    2. set  some back date and time manually.

        say if today is 20th Sept 10am 20mins, then set date as 1st sept 10am 20mins

    3. now you are ready to start your guess attempts.

     

    4. go to general - settings - restrictions  and try your attempt.

      if the guess is wrong...

    it would tell you wait for 1 or 5 or 15 or 60 minutes depending upon how many failed attempts you have.

     

    5. so now to by-pass the waiting minutes , go back to date and time.

    general - settings - date&time. - forward the time by that many times.

    so if the currect was 20th Sept 10am 20mins , and the failed restriction attempts says wait 60mins.

    so change date time to 20th Sept 11am 21mins.

    This fools the iphone to time that the wait time has passed away.

     

    6. go back to general - settings - restrictions , and you will be able to enter restriction code attempt again.

     

    Once you are done with you restriction code attempts, then you can reset the time back to the current date and time.

  • Rattonhaketon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried it.

    There is no read backups button

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,480 points)

    You responded to a 3 year old post, that was based on a version of iOS that is 4 versions back. In addtion, the post you responded to was a SPAM post from someone selling an app of dubious value (as you probably discovered).

     

    I suggest posting a NEW message describing your problem and someone may be able to help.

  • inutrient Calculating status...

    I think i'm dying considering i've been sitting in front of my pc for more than 5 hours now. I've tried like more than 5 different type of solution and none work. I'm stuck at step 5 (?) Can you all make a picture tutorial or something? bcause im dumb. Thank you very much

  • Señor Gaucho Calculating status...

    Thanks to you and Tomhr260's for these instructions.  Worked like a charm.

  • cerul Calculating status...

    Hi,

    I was excited to find these posts and I followed all of the instructions (using iBackupBot, etc) and now my phone will not even turn on. Sometimes it will show the apple icon and try to load, and then stop. I think I should have just accepted that I had restrictions on a passcode I never set and lived with it instead of trying anything...now I do not have a phone .

     

    Any thoughts anyone? Thanks for your response.

     

    P.S. my power button does not work, I use accessibility to turn my phone off and power charging by wall plug or usb plug to turn it back on. This might limit my ability to reset.

  • jc53170 Calculating status...

    Just read thru all of this and I have the iOs7 and just wanted to remind some people that if you are able to download an app and parental restrictions wasn't used there.....you can download the app find my iPhone directly to the device as long as you know the apple I'D and password you can sign into the app and wipe the device under actions. That is an option like I said for people who don't have app purchase restrictions. After the wipe it is important that you try and reactivate the device as a new device but and you will.have to enter the apple ID and pass code one more time. The reason for that is when u remotely wiped it you were essentially saying that you lost ur phone and no one can activate it until the original owners verify with the apple id and pw. Good luck be this saved me a lot of time having to download stuff to my computer etc.

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