How to recover iTunes encrypted backup password in an easy and free way? This tutorial will tell you 2 simple & free methods for iTunes backup password recovery.
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 2 easy and free ways for iTunes encrypted backup password recovery on computer. What you need is two iTunes backup password recovery tools. One is iTunes that you familiar with, and the other one is Keychain on Mac. If these 2 free ways not working for you, then you can have a try on some professional iPhone backup password recovery tools.
Some users suggest creating an 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 unencrypted 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.
Step 2. Tap Reset All Settings, it will ask you to enter your iOS passcode. Then, confirm to Reset All Settings.
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.
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.
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.
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 see your iPhone Backup password in the pop up window.
That’s all for iTunes backup password recovery on 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 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. If you have other ways to make it, welcome to share us in the comment section.
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