How to Decrypt Password for iPhone Backup File

iPhone Backup is Encrypted and Cannot Restore

Hello, I have an iPhone 4. When I connect my phone to itunes to backup, it shows that my iPhone backup is password protected and encrypted. My phone has few problems for which it needs to be changed. But without the encrypted backup password, I’ll be unable to restore. Kindly help me in resetting the password or even removing it. Thanks in advance.

What Do You Know about Encryption Password on iPhone Backup?

As for the backup encryption password, we may have little knowledge about it and we can only realize it until we need to restore our iPhone. So what is iPhone backup encryption password?

To be brief, iTunes backup password, generally we called it “iPhone backup password”. It is a kind of password used to keep the safety of iTunes backup. It is set when you sync your iOS devices to iTunes. Go to iTunes and check the option “Encrypt iPhone Backup”.

If you set the password but you forgot it, you will not be able to restore from backup and your data will become unrecoverable until you get the password back. So be sure to set a password that you can remember or take it down once you set it for safekeeping.

How to Decrypt the Forgotten iTunes Backup Password?

As was said above, once the iTunes backup password is forgotten or lost, you can no longer restore from the encrypted backup. So is there a way to recover or decrypt the password? Yeah, you still have a chance to recover the password. We know a tool called iPhone backup unlocker, it is designed to unlock password on iTunes backup.

So far, it is the only professional tool especially developed to crack iPhone backup password. Only Windows version is available and maybe the Mac version is also on the way. However, if you are a Mac user, just transfer the encrypted backup from Mac to a Windows PC. So easy, isn’t it? Don’t be desperate!

Now let’s have a look at how to use this iPhone backup unlocker to decrypt your encrypted backup. Firstly, iPhone backup unlocker is a Windows PC application. SO

Needed Tools: A Windows 8/7/XP/Vista PC, iPhone Backup Unlocker, your encrypted backup files

Note: If you are a Mac user, another removable storage media is needed to transfer the encrypted backup.

Required Time: Several minutes in general


1: Download the unlocker tool from the given link and install it on your Windows PC.

2: Run the program and you will be into this main interface, click “Open” to import the backup to this program for password cracking.

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iTunes backup password recovery

3: Choose a proper attack strategy from the given 3: Brufe-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack, Dictionary Attack.

4: When all is prepared, click start to initiate the password recovery. Within minutes, you will see this box displayed with your password.

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iTunes backup password found

You can learn more about iTunes backup password recovery tricks from this post: iTunes keeps asking for a password.


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