How to Unlock iPhone Backup with/without Password

Don’t know how to unlock encrypted iPhone backup? This tutorial will tell you how to unlock iPhone backup with and without the encryption iPhone backup password.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jun. 12, 2020

When you trying to restore iPhone from a backup in iTunes, if it is encrypted, iTunes will ask a password to unlock iPhone backup. Generally, you just need to input the passcode and finish the remaining steps. Unfortunately, if you forgot the iTunes backup password, then, how can you unlock the encrypted iPhone backup? We write this tutorial to tell you how to unlock an encrypted iPhone backup with the password, as well as without knowing the iPhone backup password. Here we go.

How to Unlock iPhone Backup with Password

Actually, for how to unlock iPhone backup with the password, that is indeed easy to do. First, we will introduce how to unlock the iPhone backup if you need to restore it.

Step 1. Open iTunes on your computer, connect your iPhone. Click the iPhone icon.

Step 2. At this page, click on “Restore iPhone”, select a backup to restore, and then click on Restore.

Step 3. iTunes will require you to enter the password. Enter it and click on OK.

Unlock Encrypted iPhone Backup Password

Unlock Encrypted iPhone Backup Password

If you don’t want to restore your iPhone, just need to turn off the backup encryption. It’s also very easy if you know the previous password.

Uncheck the Encrypted backup box in the Finder or iTunes and enter the password. Then the backup encryption will be turned off.

How to Unlock iPhone Backup without Password

To be honest, Apple says “There is no way to recover your information or turn off Encrypt Backup if you lose or forget the password.” That is to say, if you want to unlock the iPhone backup, you still need to enter the right password. But a lot of companies have developed iOS unlock tools to help users who have forgotten the password. So, here in this part, we provide you 2 methods to help you find and recover your iPhone backup password.

Solution 1: Use Professional iOS Password Unlock Tool

iMobie has developed an iOS password unlock tool called AnyUnlock, with this tool, you can not only unlock iPhone backup passwords but can also remove iPhone screentime password and Apple ID. Now please follow the steps below to see how to unlock iPhone backup with AnyUnlock.

Step 1. Download and launch AnyUnlock on your computer.

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Step 2. Click “Remove iTunes Backup Encryption”. Then you will see the interface as below, then connect your iPhone to the computer.

Click Remove iTunes Backup Encryption

Click Remove iTunes Backup Encryption

Step 3. Check your device info and click “Remove Now” to continue. Please turn off “Find My iPhone” if you have turned it on.

Check Device Info and Click Remove Now

Check Device Info and Click Remove Now

Step 4. Wait with patience, the time the removing process takes depends on the complexity of your backup password.

Wait Until the Unlocking Process is Finished

Wait Until the Unlocking Process is Finished

1) Please keep the device connected and do not use the device during the removal process. 2) Do not open iTunes during the removal process. 3) If your device is below iOS 11, other settings such as Apple ID will also be removed.

Solution 2: Use iPhone backup password recovery tools.

Recovering the encryption iPhone backup password is really difficult, and you know that Apple says there is no way to make it. However, some professional iPhone backup password recovery tools like PhoneRescue for iOS still can make it for you. PhoneRescue for iOS is a comprehensive software that not only is able to recover lost data on iOS devices but also help iPhone/iPad/iPod users solve a lot of annoying iDevice issues, including unlock iPhone encryption password.

Unlike other iPhone backup password unlocker in the market, it allows you to preview and extract certain or all the backup files you want to your iPhone. Free Download it now, and then check the detailed guide to unlock iPhone backup encryption password with ease.

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How to Unlock iPhone Backup without Encryption Password

How to Unlock iPhone Backup without Encryption Password

Solution 3: Use Keychain on a Mac computer.

If you’re a Mac user and saved your iPhone backup password to the keychain on your Mac, then you can retrieve your iPhone backup password without effort. To do this, you should:

Step 1. On your Mac computer, 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, a new window that will open, tick the Show password checkbox. Enter your keychain password to show the iPhone backup password.

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

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to unlock iPhone backup, if you remember your iPhone backup password, you can easily make it. If you forgot your iPhone backup password, you need to recover it at first. Hope this tutorial is helpful for you.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.