Accidently checked the "Encrypt iPhone Backup" box and forgot the password promptly? iTunes 11 asks you for the password to the backup? Many iOS users have encountered the issues above and iTunes forbids them to restore from the backup without the password. Thus, in this article we will share some useful tips for you to recover backup password in iTunes 11.
Tips 1: Recover iTunes 11 Encrypted Backup Password with iPhone Backup Unlocker
We know that Apple doesn't offer any efficient way to solve encrypted iTunes backup password problems but perform a full software restore and choose set up as a new device. Luckily, a third party software - iPhone Backup Unlocker can easily recover iTunes 11 backup password for iPhone, iPad and iPod without any data loss.
Below is an easy tutorial for you to perform iTunes 11 backup password recovery with iPhone Backup Unlocker. Firstly, free download it on your PC with the encrypted backup file stored.
- Run iPhone Backup Unlocker and click "Add" to your encrypted backup file from the drop-down box.
- Select an attack type from Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack and Directory Attack to unlock encrypted backup files.
- Click "Start" to start recovering the password, your backup password will be listed in the File Opening Password box within several minutes.
Tips 2: Recover iTunes 11 Encrypted Backup Password with Keychain on Mac
Mac users can rely on Keychain to recover iTunes 11 backup password Mac (a utility on Mac stored the passwords for websites, wireless network, encrypted iTunes backup files and more).
Note: This method works depending on the usage of keychain on your Mac. If you failed to get the right password in Keychain, go back to iPhone Backup Unlocker and follow this guide to unlock iPhone backup password on Mac.
- Find the folder's name of your encrypted backup file.
- Open Keychain Access from /Applications/Utilities/.
- Paste the backup folder's name into the search box in the top-right corner of Keychain Access.
- Double click on the "iPhone Backup" entry and in the new window that will open, click on the "show password" checkbox.
- Enter the Mac administrator password to reveal the lost password associated with the encrypted iPhone backup.
To sum up, we have introduced 2 tips on iTunes 11 backup password recovery. Moreover, iPhone Backup Unlocker not only can recover iPhone backup password in iTunes 11 but also can remove the password from it.