How to Find iPhone Encrypted Backup Password If You Forgot It

If you forgot your iPhone backup password and eager to find it out, then read this guide about how to find iPhone backup password with 3 methods.

Roger Smith Last Updated: Mar. 23, 2020

Nowadays, Smartphone becomes more and more popular in our daily life. Using your Phone to record life like take pictures, arrange important events, contact with others, etc. To avoid losing data, users take lots ways to back up important content of their smartphones. That’s not enough. Privacy protection also becomes an essential point that users take into consideration. So, for iOS users, iTunes gives the convenience for users to backup iPhone, as well as provides an option for you to encrypt your backup.

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When you tick the option of “Encrypt iPhone backup” and set a password, your backup will be encrypted. And this setting will auto applies to all the future backups of this iPhone. So, if you forgot your backup password, you’ll not be allowed to unlock this backup any more. And iTunes even doesn’t offer a way to fix it. So, how to find iPhone backup password after forgetting it unfortunately? The following text will show you 3 practical methods to help you find encrypted iPhone backup password.

Method 1: Try all possible passwords

When you forgot the password, the first thing you going to do is to have a try on all possible passwords that you can think of. Maybe your Apple ID password, your iPhone passcode, your iTunes Store passcode, your E-mail password, or some special days like birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Also, you can have a try on the default backup password 1234, or some common passwords like 0000, asdfgh and so on. This is the direct way, maybe also the stupid one, but it works for lots of iPhone users.

Method 2: Try Keychain on Mac

If you’re a Mac user and saved your iPhone backup password to Keychain, then you’re so lucky because you can easily find iPhone encrypted backup password with Keychain. Not sure whether you have saved the password to Keychain or not, you can just have a try, if you did it, you’ll find it out. Follow steps below:

Step 1 On your Mac, open Application > Utilities > Keychain Access.

Step 2 Click on All Items. Search “iPhone” in the upper right search field and look for a keychain item named iPhone Backup.

Step 3 Double-click the iPhone Backup, and then tick the Show password checkbox. Enter your keychain password.

Step 4 After that, you’ll see your iPhone Backup password in the pop up window.

Note: If you didn’t save your iPhone backup password to Keychain, then it’s sorry to say that this method is useless for you.

Method 3: Try iPhone backup password recovery

Actually, in iOS 11 and later, you can directly remove the iPhone encrypted backup password by creating a new backup. You just cannot use the backup anymore. However, if this backup is also useful for you and you still want to find the iPhone backup password, then you can have a try on some professional and safe iPhone backup password recovery tools like PhoneRescue for iOS.

PhoneRescue for iOS can be one of the most ideal tools for iPhone users to recover iPhone backup password, as it is totally free while other iPhone backup password recovery software in the market are charged at more than 20$. It has successfully helped a large amount of iOS user get back the forgot iPhone backup password. More than anything, after it gets back the password successfully, you can view the backup details and extract the backup files to iPhone. Free Download it now and check the detailed steps to recover your iPhone backup password.

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How to Find iPhone Encrypted Backup Password If You Forgot It

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The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to find iPhone backup password, hope this guide can give you some help. If you have more useful solutions, welcome to share us in the comment section. If you have more questions about iTunes, iOS devices, also welcome to leave it with your comment. We’re glad to discuss iOS problems and fixes with you.

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.