If your current iPod touch 5th generation is having problems, you can restore it to an older state with iTunes. But, here's the thing, some lost or forgot iPod touch 5G backup password because it was set long time ago on one hand, and on the other hand, some never checked the "Encrypt iPod touch 5 backup" but were prompted for a password.
I guess, many of you have done a lot of searching work. Normally, we'll get the following answer as:
If you encrypt an iPod touch backup in iTunes and then forget your password, you will not be able to restore from backup and your data will be unrecoverable. If you forget the password, you can continue to back up and use the device, however you will not be able to restore the encrypted backup to any device without the password.
Actually, it's not the whole story. There's a painless solution to remove iPod touch 5G encrypted backup password by using third-party utility: iPod touch 5G Backup Password Recovery. In order to remove the password we should find the password.
Note: You may see iPod touch 5, 5G or 5th generation in this article, they are interchangeable.Free Download
I. How to Find iPod touch 5 Backup Password
This software can help you find password to unlock iPod touch 5G backup file, Just follow the 5 steps to learn how to find iPod touch 5G backup file password:
Step 1: Download and run iPod touch 5G Backup Password Unlocker on your computer.
Step 2: Add Key Container File by clicking "Enter".
Note: It matters not if you don't know iPod touch 5G backup file location. iPod touch 5G Backup Password Recovery will lead you there. So just follow the hints.
Step 3: Choose one Type of Attack and Set Parameters by clicking "Settings".
Note: There are three types of attack provided to find iPod touch 5G backup password: "Brute-force Attack", "Brute-force with Mask Attack" and "Dictionary Attack". According to the explanation in bracket, choose the most suitable type of attack. If you choose Brute-force Attack, no settings are necessary. And if you choose Dictionary Attack, you can use the embedded dictionary or must have self-created a text file of passwords.
Step 4: After choosing one type of attack and defining settings, start to recover iPod touch 5 backup password by clicking "Start".
Note: The backup password to iPod touch 5 will be retrieved in minutes.
Step 5: Write down or copy unlocked iTunes password to iPod touch 5th generation.
II. How to Remove iPod touch 5G Backup Password.
After finding back lost iPod touch 5 encrypted backup password, you can simply remove iPod touch 5G encrypted backup password by unchecking "Encrypt iPod touch backup", and then entering the retrieved password.
In addition, you can also change or reset iPod touch 5G backup password freely with retrieved password.