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
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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
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
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.
>>> 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.
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.
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.
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.