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How to Reset Encrypt iPhone Backup Password with/without Password

Want to reset iPhone backup password but don’t know how? This guide will show you how to reset encrypt iPhone backup password with or without your old iPhone backup password.

iTunes enables you to encrypt your iPhone backup to protect personal information. Occasionally, you may forget the encrypted iPhone backup password, or someone knows your password, no matter for what reasons, you must be want to reset your iPhone backup password in some cases. Well, how to reset encrypt iPhone backup password? Actually, that is easy to make it.

1. How to Reset iPhone Backup Password with Old Password

Step 1. Open iTunes on your computer, connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable > Click the iPhone button, then click on “Change Password…”.

How to Reset iPhone Backup Password - Step 1

How to Reset iPhone Backup Password - Step 1

Step 2. A window will pop up, input your old password and set new password.

How to Reset iPhone Backup Password - Step 2

How to Reset iPhone Backup Password - Step 2

Step 3. After inputting your password, confirm your info and click on “Change Password”. iTunes will reset your iPhone backup password automatically.

How to Reset iPhone Backup Password - Step 3

How to Reset iPhone Backup Password - Step 3

That’s it! However, if you see the message that “The password you entered to unlock your iPhone backup was incorrect. Please try again.” in iTunes as following picture shows, you can’t reset it definitely. That is to say, you need to input the right old password to reset. If you forgot your iPhone backup password, you can have a try on some iPhone backup unlocker software to get it back. But some users still wondered that “Can I reset iPhone backup password without knowing my old password?” Actually, you can. Then, how to reset iPhone backup password without the old password?

Failed to Reset iPhone Backup Password

Failed to Reset iPhone Backup Password

2. How to Reset iPhone Backup Password without Old Password

If you forgot encrypt iPhone backup password, what can you do? There are two options for you, one is to recover your iPhone backup password, the other one is to reset iPhone backup password without the old password.

In iOS 11 and later, you can make a new encrypted backup of your iPhone by resetting the password. And here is how to do:

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

How to Reset iPhone Backup Password without Old Password - Step 1

How to Reset iPhone Backup Password without Old Password - Step 1

Step 2. Tap Reset All Settings > Enter your iOS passcode > Confirm to Reset All Settings.

How to Reset iPhone Backup Password without Old Password - Step 2

How to Reset iPhone Backup Password without Old Password - Step 2

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

How to Reset iPhone Backup Password without Old Password - Step 3

How to Reset iPhone Backup Password without Old Password - Step 3

1. You won't be able to use previous encrypted backups, but you can back up your current data using iTunes and reset iPhone backup password.

2. This method only supports iOS 11 and later, and without losing data.

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The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to reset iPhone backup password, as you can see, if you know your old password, you can just make it with 3 steps. If you forgot your old password, then you can remove the previous encrypted backup and reset iPhone backup password with iOS 11 and later at the same time.

Thea Member of @iMobie_Inc., an optimistic & senior iPhone user, like to share tricks and solutions about iOS related issues.

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