Apple: Screen Time tips for Parents – Screen Recording and iOS 12

If your child uses a device with iOS 12.x installed, you should know that a Screen Recording will capture you entering the device’s Screen Time password – if you enter it on an iOS 12 device.

Screen recording in iOS 12

Screen Time “helpfully” captures the Passcode.

Screen recording on iOS 13

No passcode capture.


  1. Never enter your Screen Time password on their device if you can help it.
  2. Turn off Screen Recording in their Screen Time settings.
  3. Check to see if Screen Recording is ON before you enter your password – look for the red dot in the upper left corner of the screen.

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