How to Recover Forgotten iTunes Backup Password for Free & Easily Extract Data from Backup

This article is written to help users who want to unlock encrypted iTunes backup without password, you can follow this step-by-step tutorial to recover your forgotten iTunes backup password for free and restore/extract specific data from backup with ease.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: Apr. 13, 2018, Last Updated: Apr. 20, 2018
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To better protect personal information or make a full backup of iPhone iPad or iPod touch, many users will set a password to encrypt iTunes backup. Then, when you want to change or reset the password, restore or extract data from the previous backup, iTunes will ask you to enter the password to unlock your iPhone/iPad backup. If you forget the password, you have nothing to do but try your best to think of your right password because Apples indicates that there is no way to unlock encrypt backup if you lose or forget the password, and doesn’t offer a way to recover iTunes backup password either.

So, you may wonder “I really can’t unlock my encrypted iTunes backup without password, even with third-party tools?” Actually, there indeed some professional iTunes backup password recovery tools can help you out, but almost all of them will cost you more than $20 because it’s really difficult to make it. But here in this post, we’re happy to share you a free iTunes Backup Unlocker to recover or crack encrypted iPhone iPad backup password, as well as an easy way to preview and extract specific data from backup.

Also Read: iTunes Could Not Restore the iPhone Because the Password was Incorrect >

Part 1. Recover Forgotten iTunes Backup Password for Free

To recover forgotten encrypted iTunes backup for free, what you need is PhoneRescue for iOS – a FREE yet useful utility to unlock iPhone iPad backup effortlessly. Compared with other iTunes backup unlocker, it outstands because:

  1. FREE to use. As mentioned before, other iTunes backup unlocker in the market are charged more than $20 while only PhoneRescue for iOS offers this service for free.
  2. Really works. PhoneRescue for iOS has a high success rate, though not the highest yet it already helped over 41,300 users crack/recover forgotten iTunes backup password successfully.
  3. Provided with more amazing functions. It has a wide range of other useful functions. For instance, it supports previewing backup details & restore data from backup to iOS device without wiping existing data. Simultaneously, if you encounter data loss and have no backup to restore lost data, you can use it to retrieve lost data from iDevices directly.

Well, how to use PhoneRescue for iOS to recover forgotten iTunes backup password? Its detailed instruction will be shown in the following step by step.

Step 1 Download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac or PC computer > Select Recover from iTunes Backup and click the arrow button to proceed.

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How to Recover Encrypted iTunes Backup Password for Free - Step 1

How to Recover Encrypted iTunes Backup Password for Free – Step 1

Step 2 Choose the locked iTunes backup > Click Right Arrow on the bottom right > Click Only Scan Backup option > Click “Forget Password”.

How to Recover Encrypted iTunes Backup Password for Free - Step 2

How to Recover Encrypted iTunes Backup Password for Free – Step 2

Step 3 Finish the cracking settings, the more you remember, the quicker you’ll recover your backup password. Then click on Start.

How to Recover Forgotten iTunes Backup Password for Free - Step 3

How to Recover Forgotten iTunes Backup Password for Free – Step 3

Step 4   After the cracking process completes, the screen will show you like below. You’ll see your forgotten iTunes backup password now. Also, you can click Scan button to check backup details, and then restore or extract the files you want to your iOS device. For detailed steps, simply go to Part 2.

How to Recover Forgotten iTunes Backup Password for Free - Step 4

How to Recover Forgotten iTunes Backup Password for Free – Step 4

Part 2. Restore/Extract Data from Backup Easily(Without Wiping Current Data)

As you can see from the step 4 of Part 1, after recovering your iTunes backup password, you can click Scan button to scan your backup data.

Step 1 After clicking on Scan button, a window will pop up and let you select the types of data you want to restore or extract. It will select all by default. Then click on OK.

How to Unlock Encrypted iTunes Backup without Password - Step 1

How to Unlock Encrypted iTunes Backup without Password – Step 1

Step 2 After the scanning process finished, all your existed and deleted data will be listed by category, you can preview and select what you need to export to computer to recover to iDevice directly.

How to Restore/Extract Data from Encrypted iTunes Backup - Step 2

How to Restore/Extract Data from Encrypted iTunes Backup – Step 2

The process of recovering iTunes backup password and scanning backup data is totally free for you, but if you want to recover or extract data from backup, you need to update to Pro Version.

The Bottom Line

After reading this guide about how to recover forgotten iTunes backup password for free & easily restore backup data, you can see PhoneRescue for iOS is your ultimate choice. It enables you to recover forgotten iTunes backup password freely & easily, and also gives you the ability to view backup details and extract what you need to your iPhone iPad without data loss. Such a useful tool, download it to recover forgotten backup password and extract backup data now >

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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