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Can't Restore from iTunes Backup for Incorrect Password, How to Do

March 22, 2016 11:35 am / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to iPhone Backup Password
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"I have upgraded from a 6 to a 6s, tried to restore backup (apps etc.) from PC but it keeps asking for the password to unlock backup. I have tried my iTunes password, but it always prompts wrong password. What can I do if can't restore from iTunes backup says incorrect password????"

To be honest, I will get crazy if I face the problem "I can't restore my iTunes backup says incorrect password", "iPad restore password incorrect", "iTunes could not restore because the password was incorrect" or something like that, especially when it is full of important data. Then what should we do to deal with the problem? Read on, please. This article will introduce you two ways to fix the error "could not restore from iTunes because the password was incorrect".

1. How to Fix "can't restore from iTunes backup iTunes says the password wrong" on Windows

iTunes provides users with an opportunity to encrypt iTunes backup so that others cannot access the data without password. But if the password to iTunes backup is lost, you can't restore from iTunes backup. If your iTunes backup is located in a Windows computer, you can follow my suggestion to use iPhone Backup Unlocker, a piece of software specializing in recovering lost iTunes backup password. It is compatible with all versions of iTunes and fully supports iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s/5c/5, iPhone 4S/4, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPod Touch, etc. Follow steps below:

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Now you can use the password to restore your iPhone, iPad or iPod from iTunes backup. If you worry that you may forget the password again and don't need password to protect your iTunes backup, you can use iPhone Backup Password to delete iTunes backup password immediately.

2. How to Solve the Problem "could not restore from iTunes because the password not correct" on Mac

If your iTunes backup is located in a computer running Mac, you can use Keychain to retrieve the password. Keychain has the function of recording the passwords for websites, wireless network and encrypted iTunes backup files. Below is the guide about how to use Keychain when iTunes prompts "could not restore from iTunes because the password not correct" on Mac:

Note: you can of course use iPhone Backup Unlocker to retrieve your iTunes backup password on Mac. What you need to do is move the backup from Mac to a Windows computer and then follow the steps above.

So if iTunes says the password is wrong and you can't restore from iTunes backup, just finish this article, and all problems will be a piece of cake.

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