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How to Recover iTunes Backup Password for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Though many iTunes functions can be replaced by other third-party programs, most of us use iTunes to sync with our iOS devices and backup iPhone, iPad or iPod data for security reasons. We can encrypt iPhone backup in iTunes to protect it from being read or used by anyone else without that password. If you somehow forgot the backup password, you have to recover the forgotten iPhone backup password before you can disable the encryption or restore your iPhone from this backup.

encrypt iphone backup
Encrypt iPhone Backup

Method 1: Retrieve iPhone Backup Password from Mac Keychain

If you are Mac OS X user, the first thing come to your mind should be Keychain in Mac OS X. Here are the steps you can try to retrieve the iPhone backup password:

  • Navigate to Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access on Mac OS X
  • Type iPhone backup in the search box on the top right corner

recover iphone backup password from keychain
Recover iPhone backup password from key-chain

  • Once it finds the backup, double click the entry to quickly bring up the details
  • Click Show password option, and give the login keychain password, and then you can see the forgotten iPhone backup password. Then you can go to iTunes and reset or disable the password for your iPhone backup.

get back iphone lost backup password
Get back iPhone lost backup password

Method 2: Use iPhone Backup Unlocker to Recover Lost iPhone Backup Password

If you are out of luck to get back the iTunes backup from Mac Keychain, you can try iPhone backup recovery software. Tenorshare iPhone Backup Unlocker is a Windows based program that supports to search for the encrypted backup to get back the lost iTunes backup password.

The interface of this iTunes backup recovery software is simple to understand. Once you open and launch it, it lists all backup files locate in Backup folder. The Backup location is different for different Windows operating systems:
Windows 8/7/Vista: User\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\User Name\ Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

open encrypted itunes backup
Open encrypted itunes backup

If you saved your backup file in a different location, then you can click Import backup files to manually add encrypted files. This allows you to copy encrypted files among different PCs.

The most important step is to find an attack method. Tenorshare iPhone Backup Unlocker offers three recovery methods for different settings purposes. The more info you can recall and given, the faster the search speed is.

password attack settings
Password attack settings
I tested an encrypted iPhone backup with a password has six characters, iPhone Backup Unlocker searched for 4 hours using Brute-force Attack and found the password successfully. This is faster than other decryption software I’ve tested before.

password unlocked successfully
Password unlocked successfully
That is the two methods that you can try to recover iPhone backup password when you forgot or lost it. Tenorshare iPhone Backup Unlocker offers free download for free search, and you just need $49.95 (Original Price $99.95) to reveal the backup password.
How to Recover iTunes Backup Password for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch How to Recover iTunes Backup Password for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Reviewed by Gadget Media on September 08, 2015 Rating: 5
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