4 Methods for iTunes Backup Password Recovery

How to recover iTunes encrypted backup password in an easy way? This tutorial will tell you 4 simple methods for iTunes backup password recovery.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 13, 2021

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 other users think this is a function that brings all sorts of problems, especially for these people who always forget the iTunes encrypted backup password. Under Apple’s strict privacy protect system, it’s hard to find back or bypass iTunes backup passwords.

This guide is going to tell you 4 easy ways for iTunes encrypted backup password recovery on the computer. One is to seek help from an iTunes backup password recovery tool, the second one is iTunes that you’re familiar with, the third one is using Keychain on Mac, and the fourth one is another third-party tool.

Part 1. Recover iTunes Backup Passcode with AnyUnlock

To be honest, if you have totally forgotten your iTunes backup password, there isn’t much official choice for you to find it back. Generally, a password recovery tool is a great choice. AnyUnlock, as an easily-using and professional passcode management tool, supports to retrieve iTunes backup passcode, unlock Screen Time(Restrictions), remove Apple ID, expunge Screen lock, and get rid off an iTunes backup password, etc.

The detailed steps below will lead a quick and efficient solution to recover your iTunes backup passcodes.

Step 1. Download AnyUnlock and run it on your computer > choose the iTunes Backup Passcode Recovery option.

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Access the Feature in AnyUnlock to Recover the iTunes Backup Password

Access the Feature in AnyUnlock to Recover the iTunes Backup Password

Step 2. Click on the right backup you want to unlock > Tap on Continue to go on.

Select your iTunes Backup File

Select your iTunes Backup File

Step 3. Before proceed to the recovering process, please select a recovery mode and hit Recover Now.

Start Recovering the iTunes Backup Password

Start Recovering the iTunes Backup Password

Step 4. You can copy the passcodes through clicking on the Copy button once it successfully re-gained your iTunes backup passcode.

The iTunes Backup Password Recovered

The iTunes Backup Password Recovered

If you are running AnyUnlock on Mac 10.14 or later, you may need to get an authorization.

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Part 2. iPhone Backup Password Recovery on PC/Mac with iTunes

Some users suggest creating a new iTunes backup to replace the old iTunes backup password on the 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 still 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 the device by resetting the password. Here’s what to do:

Step1. 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

iPhone 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 3 can help you make it.

Part 3. 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 4. iTunes Backup Password Recovery with PhoneRescue for iOS

If you neither a Mac user nor want to remove old encrypted iTunes backup, well, you have another choice to try 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 to you an efficient iTunes backup unlocker tool – PhoneRescue for iOS. As 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 backup mode > Click the Arrow button to proceed.

Fix iPhone Disconnects Errors During Restore by Using PhoneRescue – Step 2

Find Back iTunes Backup Password by Using PhoneRescue

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

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

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

Finish Crack Settings and Start

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

Wait Until PhoneRescue has Cracked the Backup Password

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 previously encrypted backup anymore, you can make a new one. If you want to use the previous backup and you saved the password with the Keychain on your Mac, then you can find it back. But, if you neither a Mac user nor want to remove the previous backup, well, you still have AnyUnlock that could offer you a hand. If you have other ways to make it, welcome to share us in the comment section.

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

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