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Remove iPhone 5 Backup Password in iTunes

/ Posted by Shawn Hamilton to iPhone Backup Password

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"I set a password to protect my backup when I backed up my iPhone 5 in iTunes, but now I can't remember it. I need to restore it desperately. What should I do to remove iPhone 5 backup password in iTunes?"

From many questions in various forums we can figure out that many iPhone 5 users have the need to remove encrypted iPhone 5 backup password. Here I list some situations where iPhone users may want to remove the password and introduce a very practical way to remove password from iPhone 5 backup file.

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1. Why Need to Remove iPhone 5 Backup Password in iTunes

  • iTunes keeps asking for iPhone backup password when restoring, but you never set.
  • Lost password to iPhone backup and can't restore your iPhone.
  • iTunes prompts you that the password you type is incorrect.
  • Don't need password to protect your iPhone backup.

2. Remove Encrypted iPhone 5 Backup Password and Regain Access to iTunes Backup

It is certainly a good habit to set up a password when backing up your iPhone 5. But if you forgot or lost the password, it will be a big issue. You can't restore files from iTunes backup and the data will be unrecoverable. What's worse, iTunes won't allow you to remove encrypted iPhone 5 backup password in iTunes. Under this condition, I sincerely suggest you iPhone Backup Unlocker, a professional program to remove password from encrypted iPhone 5 backup. Follow the steps below, please:

Note: Below mainly tells you how to use iPhone Backup Unlocker to delete iPhone 5 backup password on Windows. You can of course remove password from iPhone 5 backup on Mac with the kind of software.

  • Download and install iPhone Backup Unlocker on the Windows computer where you backed up your iPhone 5.
  • Run iPhone Backup Unlocker. Click Add and then the locked iPhone backup to import the backup.
  • Select one suitable attack type and click "Start" to recover the password of your iPhone 5 backup.

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  • Within minutes, the password of your iPhone 5 backup will be displayed in the interface below.

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  • Then you need to tap on Add and then Enter button near the targeted backup.
  • Type the password you recovered just now in following box and click Decrypt to remove password from encrypted iPhone 5 backup.

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Now you can restore your iPhone 5 from iTunes backup without any obstacle. If you want to know more detailed steps and guides to remove lost iPhone 5 backup password, click here to read the guide of iPhone Backup Unlocker.

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