What to Do When iTunes Asks for Password to Restore iPhone Backup

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"What is the password to restore my iPhone backup on iTunes? I am having a bad time with trying to find it."

iTunes backup is a really wonderful lifesaver that allows you to restore iPhone contents in just a few minutes. But when you use iTunes to restore iPhone from backup, only to find a pop-up window in the iTunes asking for password to restore iPhone backup files. And this happens to your iPad or iPod as well. If you forgot this password, or never set such a password before, you may have no idea what to do next.

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Do not be panic. There has to be a way. All you need is a password restoring tool. Take my advice and try iPhone Backup Unlocker which not only restores iPhone backup password but also restores backup password for your iPad and iPod touch. All iOS (including the newest iOS 11/10.3/9/8.4/7) devices are supported including iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s/5c/5, iPhone 4S/4; iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini 2 with Retina Display, iPad 4, 3, 2; iPod touch 5/4 and more models.

Let's see how the iPhone Backup Password Unlocker manages to restore password for iTunes backup.

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How to Recover Backup Password to Restore iPhone Backup Files for Windows

Step I. Key Container File Importing

Click "Open" to open the Key Container File which you need to decrypt and recover forgotten iPhone backup password. This file will be detected by the tool once you install the tool on your computer and launch it. All you need to do is several clicks of your mouse to finish file importing.

Note: If iPhone backup unlocker failed to import encrypted backup files automatically, you should do this manually. If you don't know where the encrypted backup files are located on your computer, click here >> iPhone Backup File Location on Windows and Mac OS.

Step II. Choose an Attack Type and Define Settings to Retrieve iPhone Backup Password

The iPhone Password Unlocker provides users with three types of attacks: Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack and Dictionary Attack, which all work differently in restoring iPhone backup password. We take Brute-force with Mask Attack for an example.

  • 1. Choose the "Brute-force with Mask Attack" in the Attack Type bar, and then click the "Setting" button next to it to enter the settings page.

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  • 2. You now get the "Password Length Options", "Character Ranger Options" and "Affix Set" to set. Though no need to fill in them one by one, you'd better fill these options as many as you can, basing on how much you could recall of the password. password to restore iphone backup windows

Step III. Run the Program to Let It Restore Backup Password

This requires you to click "Start" on the bottom on the interface. You are allowed to choose "Shutdown Computer automatically after Finish Cracking", and the program will save the cracking record for you to check later.

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Next time iTunes asks you for password to restore iPhone backup files or says that "iPhone backup password incorrect", remember to seek for help from iPhone Backup Unlocker, do as the steps above. I am sure you will get the password to restore iPhone backup in no time.

How to Prevent iTunes Asking for Backup Password Continuously?

We always wonder: We never set up such a password on iTunes backup but why iTunes still keeps asking for a password when resotring? Some users said that it is the problem of profile set on your iPhone, if you set up profile on iPhone Settings, iTunes will force encrypted backups. To remove it, go to Settings >General >Profile, then remove the profile.

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