Want to restore iPhone with a backup but forgot iPhone backup password? This article is going to show you 2 best iPhone backup password recovery methods on all models of Mac computer.
To protect vital personal info, iTunes makes it possible for iPhone users to encrypt iPhone backups. So, when you try to use the encrypted iPhone backup, iTunes will prompt you to enter your password to unlock your iPhone backup. However, the unexpected happens everyday. Many users may forget the encrypted iPhone backup password. Do you also in such a predicament? If so, don’t worry, this guide will show you 2 simple ways of iPhone backup password recovery on Mac computer, including iPhone X/8/7/SE/6s/6/5 backup password recovery. Let’s read on.
Fortunately, if you’re a Mac user, you can use the built-in application on Mac called Keychain Access Utility to recover your iPhone backup password with ease. But there is a premise that is you tick the box “Remember this password in my keychain” when you make this encrypt iPhone backup via iTunes. If you didn’t let keychain to remember your password, then, you can skip this part and go to Part 2 directly.
If you saved your iPhone backup password to keychain, then you can follow steps below to recover iPhone backup password with ease.
Step 1. On your Mac, open Application > Utilities > Keychain Access.
Step 2. Click on All Items. Then, in the upper right search field enter "iPhone" and then 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. You will be prompted to enter your keychain password to show the iPhone backup password. Input your keychain password and click Allow.
Step 4. After that, you’ll now see your iPhone Backup password in the pop up window.
If you still want to use previous encrypted backup and can’t remember your password, then you have no choice but to find your iPhone backup password with the aid of some iPhone backup unlocker software. So, this part is going to introduce you some iPhone backup password recovery tools for both Mac and Windows. Apple says “There is no way to recover your information or turn off Encrypt Backup if you lose or forget the password.” Fortunately, there are some iTunes backup password recovery tools still can help you make it with ease. But you need to pay for this task.
There are many iPhone backup password recovery tools in the market you can choose from, but not all of them will provide a free trial. A relatively cheap tool called iSunShare iTunes Password Genius offers a free trial to recover no more than 3 characters password, if you’re interested in it, you can refer to this review, if you want to do more compare, simply go here: Top 5 Best iPhone Backup Unlcoker on Mac/PC Review with Pros & Cons, as well as a comparison chart.
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