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Two Best iPhone Backup Password Recovery Ways on Mac/iMac/MacBook

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.

Part 1: iPhone Backup Password Recovery on Mac via Keychain Part 2: iPhone Backup Password Recovery on Mac with Recovery Tool

Part 1: iPhone Backup Password Recovery on Mac via Keychain

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.

iPhone Backup Password Recovery on Mac

iPhone Backup Password Recovery on Mac

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.

iPhone Backup Password Recovery on Mac via Keychain - Step 1

iPhone Backup Password Recovery on Mac via Keychain - Step 1

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.

iPhone Backup Password Recovery on Mac via Keychain - Step 2

iPhone Backup Password Recovery on Mac via Keychain - Step 2

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.

iPhone Backup Password Recovery on Mac via Keychain - Step 3

iPhone Backup Password Recovery on Mac via Keychain - Step 3

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

iPhone Backup Password Recovery on Mac via Keychain - Step 4

iPhone Backup Password Recovery on Mac via Keychain - Step 4

Part 2: iPhone Backup Password Recovery on Mac with Recovery Tool

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.

Here is a list of 3 common and professional iPhone backup password recovery tools, and their individual price:

  • iSunShare iTunes Password Genius ($29.95)
  • Daossoft iTunes Password Rescuer ($39.95)
  • Tenorshare iPhone Backup Unlocker ($49.95)

You can see from the above list, iSunShare iTunes Password Genius is the cheapest one. And here is a test on how to use this tool to recover iPhone backup password: iSunShare iTunes Password Genius Review >

The Bottom Line

That’s all for iPhone backup password recovery on Mac computer. If you feel this article is helpful, why not share it to your Facebook or Twitter to help more people who want to recover iPhone backup password.

Thea Member of @iMobie_Inc., an optimistic & senior iPhone user, like to share tricks and solutions about iOS related issues.

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