website statistics

Few days ago I wrote a tutorial where I did show you how to enable restrictions in your iOS and secure your iDevices. But what if you forgot or lost your PIN/Password and you can disable any restrictions? Well don’t worry, in this tutorial I will show you how to recover your iOS restrictions PIN and if you want add new one. Note that this tutorial was performed on iPhone and I can’t guaranty that it will work on other iDevices.

What is the next Gadget you want?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading ... Loading ...

Few days ago I wrote a tutorial where I did show you how to enable restrictions in your iOS and secure your iDevices. But what if you forgot or lost your PIN/Password and you can disable any restrictions? Well don’t worry, in this tutorial I will show you how to recover your iOS restrictions PIN and if you want add new one. Note that this tutorial was performed on iPhone and I can’t guaranty that it will work on other iDevices.


For this method, it is not required that you iPhone be jailbreaked, however if you have configured your iTunes to encrypt your backups this method won’t work for you. If you have passed previous two requirements then you can proceed to below steps

Step 1: Download and install iPhone Backup Extractor on your Windows or Mac

Step 2: As soon as you lunch the application you iPhone backups will be detected with their dates. Under Select backup dropdown menu select the most recent backup and at the bottom of your window click on Expert mode to browse the backup

Step 3: From this location you have access to all .plist files saved in the backup which hold your iPhone settings, preferences including Restrictions PIN

Step 4: Now if you look at these lists you will see a lot of files, but you need to browse following one \Library\Preferences\com.apple.springboard.plist and make sure you check the box in front of com.apple.springboard.plist

Step 5: Click Extract selected and save it to desired location

Step 6: Now while you are still inside iPhone Backup Extractor window choose File and then from dropdown menu choose View PList

Step 7: Within open .plist file browse down to the following key SBParentalControlsPIN where you can view your saved Restrictions PIN.

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


Fake NATO Official’s Profile Used For Spying, Allegedly Made By The Chinese, Taken Down

Asus Eee PC X101CH Netbook With Intel Atom Cedar Trail CPU
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On March 14, 2012(2 years, 1 month ago.)
  • ZMG

    mines not there….

  • http://twitter.com/don_alberto Don Alberto

    Hi, unfortunately this does not work anymore it seems – I only see:

        calendaralert-sound-identifier
        texttone:Calendar Alert
        newmail-sound-identifier
        texttone:New Mail
        reminderalert-sound-identifier
        texttone:Reminder Alert
        ringtone
        <default>
        sentmail-sound-identifier
        texttone:Sent Mail
        senttweet-sound-identifier
        texttone:Sent Tweet
        sms-sound-identifier
        texttone:Tri-tone
        voicemail-sound-identifier
        texttone:Tri-tone

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WCAMKCMBWSOAR67AOU6F53J3KI Bob

    This doesn’t work with iOS5.1.1 :( Apple seem to have moved the location

  • Chaz

    Thanks!!! That worked like a charm!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Wright/100002373138230 Johnathan Wright

    This no longer works for ios 5.1+ The pin is now stored in the keychain-backup.plist file but it is encrypted.

  • Quy

    Thanks!!!!! I have ios 4.0.1 and worked like a charm!!!! saved me lot of headache…..
    com.apple.mobiletimer
    com.apple.MobileAddressBook
    com.apple.mobilenotes
    com.apple.AdSheet
    com.apple.AppStore

    SBShowSMSPreview
    True
    SBParentalControlsPIN
    0000
    SBDidShowReorderText
    True
    SBShowBatteryPercentage

  • Ad

    Hi this no longer works in ios 6.0 it seems iphone moved the restriction pin some were else please can some help mi.

  • Nishant Batra

    SBAssistantGestureDescriptionShown

    True

    SBParentalControlsFailedAttempts

    11

    what does that mean can’t understand that

  • Someone

    i cant find the Step 7: Within open .plist file browse down to the following key SBParentalControlsPIN where you can view your saved Restrictions PIN. i cant find the sbPArentalcontrolsPIN thing. Please fix this or find out a new way.


Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

At the beginning level, many people don't know how to use Gmail properly. For them, a here's a helpful guideline.
Skype now allows you to call directly from your Outlook account. Find the step-by-step installation process from this tutorial.
This tutorial helps you quickly resolve four of the most common problems that occur with Windows XP.
After releasing Look Back, many people didn't like it. So Facebook planned to add an Edit tool to the feature and now you can edit your Facebook Look Back video.
Do you want to record Skype calls but don't know how to do that? Then this guide is absolutely for you. Get inside the article for details.
Do you know that many companies can track you on Facebook? Do you want to know who they are? Do you want to block them?
So you've been planning on replacing your old hard drive with the new drive? This tutorial helps you with a few simple steps.
Bitcoin is a digital currency that has gained extraordinary momentum in the last few months. This tutorial helps you get started with the basics.
Android lockscreen can be secured in a number of ways, some of which are described in this brief tutorial.
This review of iSkysoft Video Converter tells you everything you want to know about this Win 8/7 compatible video/DVD tool. Check the below to learn more details.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook