How to Recover iPhone Backup Password Easily

How to recover iPhone backup password? This guide is going to tell you 2 methods to help you retrieve iPhone backup password.

By iMobie | Posted: Apr. 02, 2018, Last Updated: Apr. 20, 2018
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To protect your personal information, you may encrypt your iPhone backup in iTunes. When you try to use these encrypted iPhone backups, iTunes will prompt you to enter your password to unlock your iPhone backup. If you forget the backup password, that maybe a disaster for you because you have no access to the backup files unless you enter the right password. But don’t worry; you’re coming to the right place. This article will show you how to recover iPhone backup password with 2 methods.

How to Recover iPhone Backup Password

1. Have a try on all possible passwords.

There are so many passwords you may set for different items, and there always some passwords you usually set as the same. So, just have a try on the password you often use. Like your Apple ID password, iTunes Store password, iPhone password, Email password, or some special numbers like birthdays or anniversaries, and some common passwords like 123456, abcd, 0000, 1111, etc. In a word, try all possible passwords come into your mind.

2. Recover iPhone backup password with some recovery tools.

If you have tried all the possible passwords you could remember but still can’t match the right one, you have no choice but try some professional iPhone backup unlocker software, such as PhoneRescue iPhone backup unlocker, iSunShare iTunes Password Genius, Tenorshare iPhone Backup Unlocker, etc.

I tried PhoneRescue iPhone backup locker and it successfully helps me recover my iPhone backup password. PhoneRescue iPhone backup locker of PhoneRescue is a free function for users while other iPhone backup unlocker in the market are charged, and more than 20$. Following steps are my test on using PhoneRescue iPhone backup locker to recover my iPhone backup password. It successfully find the iTunes backup password for me.

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Step 1 Free download Phonerescue on your computer > Install and open it > Click Recover from iTunes backup mode > Click Right Arrow to proceed.

How to Recover iPhone Backup Password - Step 1

How to Recover iPhone Backup Password – Step 1

Step 2Choose 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 Recover iPhone Backup Password - Step 2

How to Recover iPhone Backup Password – Step 2

Step 3 After the unlocking process completes, the screen will show you like below. You can click Scan button to check backup details, and then transfer the files you want to your iOS device.

How to Recover iPhone Backup Password - Step 3

How to Recover iPhone Backup Password – Step 3

The Bottom Line

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