iTunes is Asking for a Password When Restoring Your iPhone

iPhone is Great Yet Troublesome Sometimes

“Upgraded to iOS 5.0.1 today. I have never encrypted backups. I now cannot restore my iPhone backup as a password (which I have never set) is required. I keep a list of all my passwords in an encrypted file on my computer including my iTunes password. None of my passwords works.

I have lost months worth of photos of my son growing up and am absolutely heartbroken. My first Mac was an SE and took a Powerbook 190 to me to University. I stuck with Apple through thick and thin. I feel totally let down. You expect this from Microsoft but the whole point of buying a Mac is that this sort of thing didn’t used to happen.

I guess when I retire my 3GS in a couple of months. I’ll be buying an Android phone then?  I cannot imagine giving Apple money ever again after this. Data is just data but when the very means of backing it up sabotages your means of retrieving it…  I despair.”

Just as the iPhone user said above, Apple sabotages your means of retrieving data. You can not copy your files from your iPhone to PC or Mac, but just backup them in iTunes. As we know, iTunes backup can’t be accessed directly. They are saved as SQLITE_DB files. And you don’t know the real file format of each file.

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iTunes ais asking for a password when restoring iPhone

iTunes is Asking for a Password When Restoring iPhone

Now we let the iTunes backup file format alone, even you can restore your files from the iTunes backup made before, iTunes sets password for you indescribably. Never ask a password to encrypt your backup file but iTunes keeps asking for a password when you want to use the backup for restoration.

As a matter of fact, the safari settings are linked to the iTunes store brower, so iTunes might lock your files automatically if you didn’t set the corresponding settings. Actually, enabling the cookies again fixed everything and you can login no problem. To enable cookies in safari, open up the preferences and go to the privacy tab then change the “block cookies” settings. After that, you should be good to go.

This works for some users, but not everyone can use this method to solve the problem. Is there another 100% reliable method to find the backup password?

What Can You Recover iTunes Backup Password with Ease?

Certainly there is a good way to recover your iTunes backup password. It is a third-party utility provided by Tenorshare, iPhone Backup Unlocker, an iPhone backup password recovery tool. 100% guarantee for your password recovery and even if any problem happens during your iTunes backup password recovery, Tenorshare will fix the problem. Take it easy, don’t worry that you can’t get back your backup password.


Fast Guide to Use Tenorshare iPhone Backup Unlocker

Only three steps are needed to perform the iPhone Backup Unlocker to unlock iTunes backup password:

1#  Import iTunes backup file

2#  Choose a proper attack type

3#  Start to unlock your iPhone backup password

When the password displayed in a box in the final step, you can copy the password to unlock your iTunes backup freely. Is it amazing? If any unexpected problem happens during your operation, please tell me. I will try my best to help you!

You can also navigate to the video guide – iTunes is asking password when restoring iPhone to get more plain steps.


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