“Hi all, I have forgotten my password for encrypted iPhone backup. I have upgraded the OS but unable to restore from the backup which is having all my contacts and etc. Can I get the contacts by any means from the encrypted backup.
Thanks in advance.”
Yes, guy! You can certainly get the encrypted contacts again. Firstly, you should find the password to get the encrypted iPhone backup. Here are some useful solutions for you to find your iTunes backup password.
One Free Solution to Access Encrypted iPhone Backup: Try Possible Passwords Ever Used
There are several passwords you can try, given that you can remember your iTunes Store password, etc.
Step 1) Try your iTunes Store password first. This is most commonly the password to restore your backup.
Step 2) Try your 4 digit unlock code for your device. If you have a more complex unlock code involving characters and such, try that too.
Step 3) Try 0000 or 1234 as the password, sometimes the default password is in fact 0000 or 1234.
Step 4) Sometimes, the password can be a really old iTunes password that you set a long time ago but have since changed it. The original password is sometimes your backup password. This may be a bug in iTunes but try it and see if it works.
Step 5) If you are using Windows, the only thing left to try will be to change your iTunes password on your actual account to access the iTunes Store. Then on the backup password dialogue, try the old password and the newly set password.
Step 6) Try your Windows Administrator password. This is a common solution. Also, even more common is to try the Windows administrator password that you used when you first set up your computer or when you first set up your iPhone.
Note: If you are using a Mac, you can try using the Keychain method. First, open Applications > Utilities > Keychain Access.app. Second, in the search dialog, search for “iPhone Backup.” Third, double click on the most recent entry for “iPhone Backup.” Fourth, at the bottom of the dialogue box, click “Show password” and type in the administrative password for the computer. This will reveal your iTunes backup password!
If you have managed to attempt all the steps and nothing has worked, it seems like you will have to regain the password using a more pro tool – like iPhone backup unlocker software.
How to Access Encrypted iPhone Backup Easily with iTunes Backup Password Unlock Tool?
The first thing you should do is to choose a reliable and easy unlocker. Tenorshare iTunes Backup Password Unlock Tool is recommended and has received many good reviews from users who successfully access their encrypted backup again.
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Then go to the using steps below:
Step 1: Import iPhone backup file by pressing “Open” button in the main interface.
Step 2: Opt for a proper attack type accordingly.
Step 3: Start to unlock the backup password for iPhone.
Next, it’s time to copy the password to iTunes backup, then to complete your contacts restore from backup. Now see how to restore iPhone contacts from iTunes backup.
How to Restore iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup?
* Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes
* Right-Click on the iPhone and select “Restore from Backup”
* You’ll see the “Last Synced” time and iPhone name
* Click ‘Restore’
There is a YouTube Video shows the iPhone backup unlocker’s operating steps plainly.
If you have any problem in the password recovery process, please tell me, I will try my best knowledge and experience to help you.