How to Bypass a Forgotten iPhone iPad iPod Backup Password with 2 Methods

Want to bypass the passcode on an encrypted iTunes backup but don’t know how? We write this guide to share with you 2 methods about how to bypass iPhone iPad iPod backup password in all iOS versions.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: Mar. 30, 2018, Last Updated: Apr. 20, 2018
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Q: How do you bypass the passcode on an encrypted backup? I backed up my iPhone onto my computer using iTunes. I did not encrypt the backup. However when I went to restore the backup to the iPhone, it asks for a password. Knowing that I did not encrypt the backup, is there any way to bypass this password to get to my backup?

— An iPhone 6s User from Apple Communities

As you see, an iPhone 6s user from Apple communities put forward such a question. Many users also have this question too. So, do you also looking for methods to bypass iTunes backup password?

There are two methods can help you bypass iTunes backup password, but they have some differences. Method 1 is mainly for iOS 11 & later backups, and will remove previous backup data. Method 2 is applying for all iOS versions and without data losing, but it’s a paid way. You can choose the one according to your situation.

Method 1: How to Bypass iTunes Backup Password with iOS Device

As mentioned before, this method is mainly for iOS 11 and later, and you’ll not be allowed to use previous iTunes backup any more. But, this is the simplest way to bypass a forgotten iTunes backup password. If you still need some important data in the previous iTunes backup, then you can move to Method 2.

To bypass iTunes backup password on iOS device, you should:

1. On your iOS device, go to Settings, find General.

2. Find “Reset” and select “Reset All Settings”.

How to Bypass iTunes Backup password with iOS Device

How to Bypass iTunes Backup password with iOS Device

After resetting all Settings on your iOS device, your encryption backup password will be removed. This won’t affect the data on your device, which just resets settings like display brightness, wallpaper and something like that.

Method 2: How to Bypass iTunes Backup Password with Backup Unlocker

Apple doesn’t provide you a way to recover lost backup password, and also tells you that there is no way to recover your information. Fortunately, some best iTunes backup unlocker software still can help you find out your lost or forgotten iTunes backup password. Since there are many iTunes backup unlocker (also called iPhone backup unlocker) software in the market, a risk-free & easy to use one could be your best option. And PhoneRescue for iOS is just the one.

As a professional iPhone data recovery and iTunes backup password unlocker, it has been trusted by plenty of iOS users for data and backup password recovery. More than anything, the iPhone Backup Password Unlocker feature of PhoneRescue is totally free for users. Just Free Download it now and follow the steps below to bypass iTunes backup password easily.

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Step 1 Install and run PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac/PC computer > Click Recover from iTunes backup mode > Click Right Arrow to proceed.

How to Bypass a Forgotten iPhone Backup Password - Step 1

How to Bypass a Forgotten iPhone Backup Password – Step 1

Step 2 Choose the locked iTunes backup you want to unlock > Click Right Arrow on the bottom right > Click Only Scan Backup option > Click Forget Password button > Finish the cracking settings > Click Start button to unlock the iTunes backup password.

How to Bypass a Forgotten iPhone Backup Password - Step 2

How to Bypass a Forgotten iPhone Backup Password – Step 2

Step 3 After PhoneRescue gets back the password successfully, it will show you the password as below. You can click Scan button to check backup details, and then transfer the files you want to your iOS device.The Bottom Line

How to Bypass a Forgotten iPhone Backup Password - Step 3

How to Bypass a Forgotten iPhone Backup Password – Step 3

The Bottom Line

As mentioned before, this guide introduces two methods for you to bypass iTunes backup password. If the encrypted backup is useless for you and your iOS device is running on iOS 11 & later, you can use Method 1. If you still need the data in the encrypted backup, you can adopt Method 2. With Method 2 to find out your password, then you can restore all the contacts, call logs, voice mail and email account settings, applications, photos and so on from the encrypted iTunes backup.

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.

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