If you have a curious toddler or a forgetful mind, at some point you will likely need to learn how to unlock Direct TV codes. Direct TV codes are put in place to allow parents to restrict the channels that are viewed by their children. These codes can prevent you from watching any channel that is programmed into the system by the owner. Sometimes these codes can be set accidentally or the codes can be forgotten, which is why you will need the following guide to help you unlock Direct TV codes.
To unlock Direct TV codes, you will need:
- Your TV
- Your remote
- A phone
- Access to friends and family
- If you need to unlock the code and you know what the code is, all you need to do is access parental controls. Press the menu key on the remote control and then select "Parental Fav's and Setup". Select "Parental Controls" and then select "Edit Settings". At this point you can alter your settings in anyway necessary, including completely disabling the direct TV codes.
- If you do not know the code, than you may want to ask friends and family if they changed it. Teenagers and older siblings often change the Direct TV codes as a joke. Approach family members and try to gain access to the code. If this is not possible or if you simply forgot the code, move on to step 3.
- Call Direct TV and ask them to reset your code. This can only be done by the owner of the account. You will need to verify your personal information, but the process to unlock the codes is very simple.