3 Free iTunes Encrypted Backup Password Recovery Methods in 2018

How to recover iTunes encrypted backup password in an easy and free way? This tutorial will tell you 3 simple & free methods for iTunes backup password recovery.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: Apr. 03, 2018, Last Updated: Apr. 20, 2018
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There is a multiplicity of views on the iTunes encrypt features, some users think iTunes offers a safe way to protect their personal information, while some users think this is a function that brings all sorts of problems, especially for these people who always forget the iTunes encrypted backup password. Actually, if you really forgot the iTunes backup password, it’s easy to get it back.

This guide is going to tell you 3 easy and free ways for iTunes encrypted backup password recovery on the computer. One is iTunes that you familiar with, the second one is Keychain on Mac, and the third one is a professional free iTunes Backup Unlocker software.

Part 1: iTunes Backup Password Recovery on PC/Mac with iTunes

Some users suggest creating a new iTunes backup to remove old iTunes backup password on computer. It wasn’t possible before, but it’s ok now. In the past, if you forgot your iTunes encrypted backup password, when you try to make a new iTunes backup, you need to unencrypt it in iTunes with your password at first. And then you can make a new backup. But now, with iOS 11 and later, you can make a new encrypted backup of device by resetting the password. Here’s what to do:

Step 1 On your iOS device, go to Settings > General > Reset.

iTunes Backup Password Recovery with iTunes - Step 1

iTunes Backup Password Recovery with iTunes – Step 1

Step 2 Tap Reset All Settings, it will ask you to enter your iOS passcode. Then, confirm to Reset All Settings.

iTunes Backup Password Recovery with iTunes - Step 2

iTunes Backup Password Recovery with iTunes – Step 2

This won’t affect your user data or passwords, but it will reset settings like display brightness, Home screen layout, and wallpaper. It also removes your encrypted backup password.

Step 3 Connect your iPhone to iTunes again and create a new encrypted backup.

iTunes Backup Password Recovery on with iTunes - Step 3

iTunes Backup Password Recovery on with iTunes – Step 3

1. You won’t be able to use previous encrypted backups, but you can back up your current data using iTunes and setting a new backup password.

2. If you want to use the previous encrypted backups and you’re a Mac user, then Part 2 can help you make it.

Part 2: iTunes Backup Password Recovery on Mac via Keychain

To use this method, 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 this method is useless.

If you’re a Mac user, you’re so lucky because you can use the built-in application on Mac called Keychain Access Utility to recover your iPhone backup password with ease. And here are the detailed steps:

Step 1 On your Mac, open Application > Utilities > Keychain Access.

iTunes Backup Password Recovery via Keychain - Step 1

iTunes Backup Password Recovery 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.

iTunes Backup Password Recovery via Keychain - Step 2

iTunes Backup Password Recovery 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.

iTunes Backup Password Recovery via Keychain - Step 3

iTunes Backup Password Recovery via Keychain – Step 3

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

iTunes Backup Password Recovery via Keychain - Step 4

iTunes Backup Password Recovery via Keychain – Step 4

Part 3: iTunes Backup Password Recovery on PC/Mac with A Free iPhone Backup Unlocker

If you neither a Mac user nor want to remove old encrypted iTunes backup, well, you have no choice but to with the aid of some iTunes backup password recovery tools to find out your password. There are many tools you can choose, but please notice that you need to pay for this task in most cases. But here in this part, we’ll introduce you a free iTunes backup unlocker tool – PhoneRescue for iOS. It is the only free software offers this function for free while all other iPhone backup unlocker will cost you more than $20 in the current market.

Besides as a free iPhone backup unlocker, PhoneRescue for iOS is also a professional iOS data recovery and an excellent iPhone backup extractor. You can use it to recover lost data, preview and extract data from iTunes & iCloud backup. More than anything, it really works. It already has helped lots of users unlock iPhone backup password successfully.

Now, download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac or PC computer, then follow the steps to recover your iTunes backup password.

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Step 1 Open it on your computer > Select Recover from iTunes backup mode > Click the Arrow button to proceed.

iTunes Backup Password Recovery on PC/Mac with A Free Way – Step 1

iTunes Backup Password Recovery on PC/Mac with A Free Way – Step 1

Step 2 Choose the locked backup you didn’t know the password > Click the Arrow button again > Click Only Scan Backup > Click Forget Password.

iTunes Backup Password Recovery on PC/Mac with A Free Way – Step 2

iTunes Backup Password Recovery on PC/Mac with A Free Way – Step 2

Step 3 Finish the cracking settings and click on Start button.

iTunes Backup Password Recovery on PC/Mac with A Free Way – Step 3

iTunes Backup Password Recovery on PC/Mac with A Free Way – Step 3

Step 4 After the unlocking process completes, the screen will show your backup password.

iTunes Backup Password Recovery on PC/Mac with A Free Way – Step 4

iTunes Backup Password Recovery on PC/Mac with A Free Way – Step 4

The Bottom Line

That’s all for iTunes backup password recovery on the computer, as you can see, if you don’t want to use the previous encrypted backup anymore, you can adopt Method 1. If you want to use the previous backup and you saved the password with the Keychain on your Mac, then you can adopt Method 2.

But, if you neither a Mac user nor want to remove the previous backup, well, you still have Method 3. If you have other ways to make it, welcome to share us in the comment section.

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.

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