I've tested and used iSunshare iTunes Password Genius on my computer, and this is my review of iSunshare iTunes backup unblocker, including its cons, pros, my testing process and results.
Apple Said, "If you lose or forget the password of your encrypted iTunes backup, there is no way to recover your information in the backup". To get back your forgotten password and access contents in the locked backup, you may like to use some professional iTunes backup password recovery tools, rather than manually try all possible characters combinations to unlock the encrypted files.
But does iTunes backup password recovery app work as it said to easily and quickly unlock backup file? In this post, we will test one of these apps - iSunshare iTunes Password Genius, and gives you my personal opinion, including the pros and cons.
What's iSunshare iTunes Password Genius My Opinion of iTunes Password Genius (Summary) My Preparation before testing iSunshare How I test iSunshare iTunes Password Genius Usability, recovery speed and compatibility (Test Results) Price: Trial Version and Full Version
iTunes app may ask you to enter the password that never set when you try to restore from backup on computer. Or you can't remember the password to restore from encrypted backup file or uncheck "Encrypt iPhone backup".
In above situations, iSunshare iTunes Password Genius will be very helpful. It has 4 attack methods to get back your iTunes backup password on your Mac and PC, to help you easily unlock iTunes backups to restore data from encrypted backup files.
iSunshare iTunes Password Genius is one professional password recovery tool that you can use to recovery iTunes backup password you forgot or never set. In my tests, it unlocked 4 encrypted iOS backups on my Windows computer. Just as it said, it has the ability to get back iTunes backup password, and I think the recovering process is safe and easy.
iSunshare iTunes Password Genius isn't miraculous. If you are going to recover a complex and strong password and you can't remember anything like the password length and inclusive characters, the iTunes backup password recovery will take a very long time.
But overall, iSunshare does save your time and efforts when you want to try all possible characters combinations to unblock the iTunes backup file on your computer. In addition, it offers free trial, and a relatively cheap price for full version.
In order to test the password recovery ability of iSunshare iTunes Password Genius, I've created several encrypted backups in various iOS operating system with my iPhone and iPod touch.
I created 5 backups with my iPhones and iPod touch on my Windows computer. These backups are in various iOS version, including iOS 8.3, iOS 9.3.5, iOS 10.3.3 and iOS 11. And My colleague also made similar backup files on her Mac computer. After, we started using iSunshare to unblock all of these backup files.
I downloaded and installed iSunshare iTunes Password Genius on my Windows computer and my colleague Thea installed the Mac version.
And then, I used it to select one encrypted backup file on my Windows computer.
After selecting the backup file, I chose attack type, set the attributes like password range and Length, and started to recover the password.
I've tested its four attack types to unblock iTunes backup on my Windows computer. And Thea tested on her Mac computer. You can read her test here: How to recover iTunes backup password on Mac computer.
iSunshare iTunes password genius is easy to use. We followed 4 steps to unblock iTunes backup with this app: 1. choose backup file; 2. select attack type; 3. set attributes; 4. click "Start" button. After all of the steps, it can automatically try all possible characters combinations to unlock the locked backup file we created before. Then we can leave and go back to do other things.
And if we stop the recovering process, iSunshare will save the recovery project so that we can go on to recover password next time we run iSunshare, which is very resonable.
After testing, we found it might take you seconds, hours or even days to find the backup passcodes using iSunshare. And the recover speed depends on:
a. Whether you remember something about the password.
If you remember the password length, inclusive character types or a part of password, it will increase the recovery speed. Or, it may take you hours or days to finish the recovery process with this iSunshare software.
When you know the password length, and inclusive character types, you can choose "Brute-force" attack type, set the Password Range and Length to increase the recover speed.
And when you know a part of the password, you can choose "Mast" attack type, and set Mask as below (replace the unknown symbols with the question marks "?"). And this way will increase the speed of the iTunes backup password recovery.
b. The complexity of the password.
It will cost a long time to unblock encrypted backup file if the password contains numbers, letters and special symbols. But if the password is only some combination of some simple numbers, iTunes Backup Genius will quickly pick it out.
c. The length of the password.
It takes much time to recover a long password via iSunshare iTunes password genius. If the length of passcode increases, the possible combinations that the app will use to unlock backup will increase as well.
d. What iOS your iTunes backup use.
If your backup is in iOS 10.3.3 or later, you may spend too much time to recover the iTunes password with iSunshare. We've tested to use iTunes Backup Genius to find one 3-character password of one iOS 11 backup file on my Windows computer, but it failed after a long time recovery process.
iSunshare iTunes Password Genius works well in Windows and Mac OS (X) in my tests. On my Windows computer, it quickly get back the passwords of my iTunes backups in iOS 9.3.5, iOS 8.3, but failed to get from iOS 11 and iOS 10.3.3. On my colleague's Mac computer, it got all the passwords, whether the iOS 8.3, 9.3.5 or the latest iOS 11 backup file password.
iSunshare iTunes Password Genius offers free trial for recovering no more than 3 characters password. If you want to use it to retrieve a longer password, you have to buy the full version with the price of $29.95. Compared with its similar iTunes password recovery apps, iSunshare can be a very good solution and is relatively inexpensive.
After testing iSunshare iTunes Password Genius and comparing it with other similar recovery apps, we think iSunshare is relatively professional, effective and cheap. If you want to quickly try all possible character combinations to unblock your iTunes backup files on your computer, iSunshare is worth a shot.
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Tom Member of @iMobie_Inc., is specialized in Mac, iPhone, iPad and iOS, Mac OS, and love to find and solve Apple related daily life problems.