iTunes allows its users to encrypted the backup data stored on your computer via selecting "Encrypt iPhone backup". It is necessary to password protect your iTunes backup for security reasons, but sometime you may feel it is really bothering to enter the password every time you want to restore from a backup. So what can we do as iTunes asks for a password to unlock a backup? The only way is to delete it.
iTunes asks for a backup password may really bothered you if there is no need to password protect your backup data. Luckily, you can easily remove iTunes backup password in this way: go into iTunes and on the device's summary screen, click on your device in iTunes and you will see the backup settings. Uncheck the option "encrypt back-ups" and type your password to remove it.
There is an occasion that iTunes asks for a password to unlock a backup that you never set. Deleting iTunes backup password is a little complicated if you don't know the password. You need to recover iTunes backup password first before removing it. A kind of iTunes backup password reset tool can help recover password, thus you can easily delete it when iTunes asks for backup password to restore without any efforts.
Now I will show you how to recover lost iTunes backup password with this wonderful iTunes backup password recovery software in detail.
Windows XP users can find the manifest. Plist file here: \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
Windows Vista/7 user can find the manifest. Plist file here: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
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Now you find iTunes backup password with iTunes backup password recovery. If you don't want iTunes asking for iPhone backup password (iPod, iPad as well), you can uncheck the option "encrypt back-ups" and type your password. However, for security reasons, you'd better encrypted your iTunes backup as you cannot forecast who will embezzle your contact, message information etc. backup in iTunes.
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