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I added restrictions to my iPad and I forgot the passcode for them, now what? Is there a way to remove it without resetting the device?

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How do I get a new restriction password it keeps blocking me an hour at a time? How do I restore factory settings it won't let me cox I don't know the pass word –  user5259 Apr 10 '11 at 20:55
@MeEt - Ask that as a new question. –  Moshe Apr 10 '11 at 21:20

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The short answer is no.

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The long answer? –  Moshe Nov 21 '10 at 3:59
The long answer is you can try to use a previous “backup” of your device which usually don’t have the initial password, but the other settings I don’t think they are preserved unencrypted, that’s why I didn’t suggest you that. The best way tho’ it’s to restore. –  Martín Marconcini Nov 21 '10 at 15:51


Check this out. worked for iPhone. You will need "Type2Phone" app from app store and a mac computer to run this apple script


Essentially a brute force attack on the restriction password pane. When a bluetooth keyboard is employed the standard wait times for wrong attempts at guessing the password is circumvented. It may take a while so be patient (2.5 hrs max)

This will get you passed the password pane. reset password immediately disable restrictions.

a cool hack to try but there are more conventual ways. i.e.. iTunes support

hope it helps

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The answer is really a no. It's impossible to reset the password without knowing it. You have to wipe the iPad. I had 56 incorrect password attempts and I had to some how wait 340,600 minutes!

Siri calculated that for me with a result of approximately 237 days; 7.78 months!

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