Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod maintains a backup list which syncs with iTunes every time you plug it into your computer. An incomplete or unsuccessful iPhone jailbreak, iOS update, a hard reset or the purchase of a new iPhone may lead to data loss. Then how can you restore the lost data? The backup file is a great help. iTunes allows you to restore lost files from the previously created backup.
But what makes seemingly great things bad is that iTunes asking for a password when restoring from backup. And what is worse, you never remember setting up such a password to protect your backup, so how could I know the password? Or you may lost/ forgot password if you remembered setting up one. How can you reset or disable this iTunes backup password so that you can restore your iPhone from the backup to get the data in the backup?
Don’t worry, you have some methods to try. Though some free ways are not 100% sure to get the password back, it deserves a try.
How to Free Get Lost iTunes Backup Password Back?
NO. 1 Try your iTunes Store password first. This is most commonly the password to restore your backup.
NO. 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.
NO. 3 Try 0000 as the password, sometimes the default password is in fact, 0000 or 1111, 1234, etc.
NO. 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.
NO. 5 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.
NO. 6 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!
Extra Trick on Windows: 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.
The Least Recommended One: Setting your iPhone as a new one, then password will be cleared but at the same time, you will also lose your personal data and settings on iPhone. So this is the least recommended one. Personally, data on iPhone is the most precious thing.
How to Unlock iPhone Backup Password with Reliable Unlocker Tool?
After all the above attempts, all is to no avail? Then you may wonder is there a way to hack the iPhone backup password? Yes, you are lucky. There is one indeed. So far, I know Tenorshare iPhone Backup Unlocker is the only tool designed to unlock encrypted iPhone backup.
It cracks the password within minutes. Free trial version is available, try it free at first.
3 simple steps are needed to perform it. Learn more from the given official site.
Note: After you get the password, you can restore from the backup in iTunes. Here is how to restore iPhone from backup.