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iTunes 12.6/11 Asking for Backup Password, What Can I Do?

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"I backed up with iTunes 11 this morning, did not use a password but when I came to restore this afternoon iTunes 11 keeps asking for backup password! I am stuck without this restore... Please help!!!"

Many iOS users suffer the same problem that iTunes keeps asking for password to unlock backup file, but they never set one. Without this password, iTunes won't allow you to restore from the backup and Apple only offer you a way to perform full software restore and set up your device as a new device. Really suck, doesn't it? Thus, in this article we will talk about why and how to stop iTunes 11 asking for a password to restore from backup.

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Why iTunes 11 Asking for Password to Unlock iPhone Backup?

Sometimes you remembered that you haven't set a password for your backup file but iTunes keeps asking for it. This is due to:

  • 1. Other people set the password to iTunes backup file. If anyone else has used your iTunes to backup their iPhone and set a password to encrypt it, then iTunes may take this password automatically to encrypt your backup file when you backup your device.
  • 2. iTunes sets a password for your backup without your know. This may be due to you have a corporate MS Exchange account, and your account administrator installed a security policy that requires the phone (and its backup) to be encrypted.

How to Stop iTunes 11 Asking for Password for Backup?

The only way to stop iTunes 11 asking for iPhone backup password is to enter the right password to unlock it. In fact, finding the password for iTunes 11 backup is really easy, you only need an efficient password decrypt tool.

iPhone Backup Unlocker is exactly this kind of program. It can easily help you find the right password to iTunes backup with 3 powerful password attack types: Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack and Dictionary Attack, and fully support red iPhone 7/7Plus/SE/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4s, iPad Air/mini 2/3/min/2 and iPod touch 5/4.

Note: iPhone Backup Unlocker also works for Mac users, simply follow this guide to unlock iPhone backup password on Mac.

To get started, free download iPhone Backup Unlocker on your PC with the encrypted backup file stored.

  • Run iPhone Password Unlocker and click on "Add" on the main interface to import your password protected iPhone/iPad/iPod backup file.
  • Select an attack type from Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack and Directory Attack to unlock encrypted backup files.
  • Click on "Start" to find your forgotten backup password. After several minutes, your iTunes backup password will be listed in the File Opening Password Box.

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Additionally, the latest version of iPhone Backup Unlocker also supports to remove password from encrypted iPhone backup file, which iTunes 11 can't do.

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