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How to Password Protect Your iTunes Backup

Jan. 30, 2014 10:17 am / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to iPhone Backup Password
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When backing up iOS device with iTunes, your backup file is not encrypted by default and anyone can peep at your private data easily by clicking the restore button. Thankfully, iTunes thoughtfully allows us to protect your backup with a passcode using the Encrypt Backup option in the Summary pane. This article lists a detailed guide about how to password protect your iTunes backup file. Just keep reading.

Why Need to Password Protect Your iTunes Backup File?

iTunes offers us an easy way to backup and restore our device but this isn't only easy for you. Anyone can access your backup file can easily restore the device and see all your data is just a matter of clicking the restore button. If you'd like more security with your iPhone/iPod/iPad backups, you need to encrypt our iTunes backup when backing up with iTunes.

Furthermore, encrypting your backup will back up your Keychain which contains iCloud account, iTunes Store account, email account passwords, Wi-Fi passwords, and passwords you enter into websites, etc. thus you can transfer passwords to new iDevice with iTunes backup easily.

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How to Password Protect Your iTunes Backup File?

Follow the easy steps below to encrypt your iTunes backup file.

Note: Don't forget password to unlock encrypted iTunes backup file, because without the password, iTunes will not allow you to restore from backup and your data will be unrecoverable. If you unfortunately forgot the password, a powerful iPhone Backup Unlocker will be a great assistance for you.

How to Disable iTunes Backup Password?

Thinking that your backup files are safe enough and want to disable your iTunes backup password? Generally, there is no way to remove the password from the backup file that is already encrypted. But you can disable the password protection next time you back up your device with iTunes.

Here is how to avoid password protect for your new iTunes back file:

To sum up, you can easily password protect your iTunes backup file and disable iTunes backup password. Just follow our guide and have a try.

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