How do we prevent turning off 'Screen Time Access'? {SOLVED}

Hello Everyone,
I have finally found a way to ENSURE i cannot turn of the restrictions set

1 - TURN OFF FACE ID
2 - DOWNLOAD OPAL OR WHATEVER APP U DESIRE TO USE
3 - SET A SHORTCUT THAT WHEN SETTINGS IS OPENED, SHORTCUT IS OPENED THEN THE SCREEN IS LOCKED
4 - LOCK THE SHORTCUT APP
5 - TURN ON STRICT MODE

THAT IS IT!!!

the reason this works is because when you attempt to hit the toggle that turns the opal app off, you will be directed to enter in your passcode, this will take longer than a second and the screen will lock, requiring you to start all over again. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE IF YOU USE A WORDED PASSWORD

for extra security ask a mate to set a screen time password on your phone if you would like

let me know how it goes and if you have any questions or find a loop hole?

Nice one, I will try it. Later on you turn on Face ID again?

Otherwise, maybe another stupid option is to use parental controls.

yeh man im not gonna lie i found a loop hole and i was PISSED
i got my parents to set up a parent control on my iphone and it is helping so much
would definelty recommend

I realized i can enter settings and disconnect opal from accessing my screen time, and it basically turns off from blocking my apps. Screen time in the settings app or the settings app in general should be blocked

Hey there,

Thanks for reaching out! I’ve merged your findings with the existing community post on this topic, as our Gems have found a way to bypass this loophole. Otherwise, here are our tips for making Opal as foolproof as possible:

All the best,
Sarah @ Opal

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Thank you so much @Sarah_K !

Nevertheless there still is a loophole!:::

pal_User_28343

Dec '22

Right, so what I’m suggesting is that when you go to Settings and try to turn off an app in ‘Apps with Screen Time Access’, it should require a different password to the device password for the reasons explained above. It would make sense to be the Screen Time passcode as Apple already supports this for applying device restrictions that the device owner can’t bypass.

This is indeed part of the way the Screen Time API currently works that is up to Apple. But it is a fundamental flaw that prevents apps like Opal from allowing user’s to self impose device restrictions in that way they can with Apple’s Built In Screen Time Restrictions. So it was worth raising to Opal to make them aware of the issue, so they can hopefully also discuss this with Apple as one of the biggest users of their Screen Time API.

Unfortunately, using Face ID but not knowing your device password would not work as a solution, because the device periodically requests the device password to unlock it (and when you restart the device).

@Kenneth Hi Opal Legend!

Do you have an update on this by any chance?

Thanks!