Every week when I am at my school downtime turns on and I can't do anything outside the limitations my dad has set for me. Every time I get downtimed, I go into Settings>Screen Time and i see that downtime is actually off. My school does block a lot iCloud services and I am thinking this could be a cause. I currently use a 2nd generation iPhone SE running the latest version of iOS.

Things I have tried multiple times:

  • Rebooting
  • Telling my dad to just shut off screen time entirely (obviously didn't work)
  • Updating iOS (actually just updated to 16.3.1 earlier today, and that didn't work)

Things that I have not tried yet:

  • Reinstalling iOS
  • Signing out and signing back in

This has been happening for a long time now, and we have only found one temporary solution: Toggling downtime. My dad says he doesn't have any clue why this keeps happening so regularly, and he is the only one who can do anything about it. This same problem was happening to my late 2014 Mac mini.

  • It’s not clear the problem you’re experiencing. Is your iPhone going into downtime during the time set by your father or is it happening outside the schedule?
    – Allan
    Feb 27 at 22:52
  • @Allan both. when it happens outside of the schedule, it happens on the same day each week if i connect to my school's wifi. when i dont, that day will be set to the next time i connect. for example recently we had a week off of school because of midwinter break (monday and tuesday) and this big ice storm (wednesday and thursday) and when i was sick on friday
    – ashbit_
    Mar 12 at 21:44


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