21 Aug 2016

Forgotten Your Restriction PIN for IPhone?

Recently, I forgot the restrictions PIN on my iPhone (fat thumbs when initially setting it). I eventually recovered it by using the very useful pinfinder utility. This console program, written in Go, was kindly developed and open sourced by Gareth Watts. His utility recovers the restrictions (parental) passcode on iPhones, iPads and iPod touches from an (unencrypted) iTunes backup.

I’m blogging about this to help anyone with the same problem, and also to recommend pinfinder, so people use it rather than one of the rather dubious other commercial products that are available.

Download the latest release of pinfinder from here: