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kommonknollege Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
In an attempt to make an in app purchase, I received a message to change my restrictions under settings, restrictions. Restrictions are enabled (which I never knew existed) and asked for a passcode. Is there a generic passcode? If so, what is it? If not, what steps do I take to retrieve this phantom passcode? I have one failed attempt because I tried 0000. How many attempts do I have? There are only 6,561 options.
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,390 points)
    Is there a generic passcode?


    No. If you can't remember your restrictions passcode, you will have to restore your phone as a new device, not from backup, to remove it. All data on your phone will be lost.
  • kommonknollege Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So, how was this passcode set? And will I be able to set my own after restoration?
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,390 points)
    So, how was this passcode set?


    You or someone had to set the restrictions passcode. It is not something that can be accidentally set.

    And will I be able to set my own after restoration?


    Yes. As provided, if you can't remember the restrictions passcode, you will have to restore as a new device, not from backup. The restrictions passcode is included in the iPhone backup, thus restoring from backup will continue to restore the restrictions passcode.
  • BnJmn42 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    i am having the same issue. I have just updated my ipod touch from 3.x to 4.2 in order to match the OS of my new iPhone. After the update was complete I found that the Restrictions were now enabled and was promoted to enter a pass-code that I do not know. As this device was coming from OS 3.x it did not even have the restriction services so no pass-code could have been entered.

    I tried my one and only pass-code that I use for my iphone, thinking it some how got transposed onto the ipod. no luck.

    .. .stumped and locked out.

    please advise.
  • jenlynnbrown Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Can someone tell me how to restore my ipod, so I can reset my passcode?? Help!

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (16,770 points)

    Connect it to iTunes and select "Restore."  When prompted to use a backup, do not - you need to restore as new. 

     

    Note that this is the iPhone forum, not iPod.  What you need to do may vary depending on which iPod model you have, which you didn't state.

  • Graymaven Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually...

     

    http://supercrazyawesome.com/

     

    Has an app called Backup Extractor.  If you folow the instructions, it gives you a prefrences file on your phone from which you can extrapolate your code. 

  • soniclas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found that mine was a code I would normally use, I managed to get up to attempt 9  before getting right a few people say that 10 attempts is the limit but all I know is the more you attempt the more time between each try (eg. 3 attempts - 1 minute ,4 attempts - 5 minutes, 6 attempts 10 etc etc).  Try and think of a 4 digit number you use for everyday things like pin numbers or birthdays it may be that you orignally put one of those in.

  • mittens101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    how can you find out your resrictions pass code

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (41,745 points)

    If you can't remember it, you can't. It wouldn't be very secure otherwise, would it?

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,090 points)

    Read Graymaven's post above.  It might help.

  • egmccarthy2000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was stumped on this one too. I put in my first password for unlocking the iphone, or what I think was my first password. It was the one I set to both my devices when I got my ipad. Nothing great in Restrictions

  • Blair16 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually I'm up to my 54th try and I still haven't got the password right. I don't know if there is even a limit.

  • aprilromne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay but my question is...i cant even reset my ipad. It keeps asking me for a passcode to reset. I am totally willing to wipe my ipad clean. I just can't get it to go! Any ideas?!

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