Unlock iTunes Backup Password on Mac

How to Unlock iTunes Backup Password for Mac?

Aug. 30, 2013 4:45 pm / Posted by Michael Eric to iTunes
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Have you ever been prompted to enter the password to restore iPhone/iPod/iPad backup files on Mac OS X 10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6? This is the so-called iTunes backup password which you have set when you chose to backup your iPhone/iPod/iPad on Mac through iTunes.

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Without this password, you can still use your iDevices and do backups. However, you will not be able to restore the encrypted backup to any devices. Your only way to regain the access to your iTunes encrypted backup files is to perform iTunes backup password recovery for Mac.

Following are the two ways for you to unlock encrypted iTunes backup password for Mac. Check them now.

Method 1: Unlock iTunes Backup Password for Mac with Keychain

As a Mac user, you must be fortunate to have this iTunes backup password unlock tool—Keychain Access Utility, which is a built-in application on MacBook and other Mac computers. The password used to encrypt the iTunes backup file might have been saved to the user's keychain.

  • 1. Open the Keychain Access utility from Application > Utilities.
    Note:Make sure the on the left side "All items" is selected under categories.
  • 2. In the upper right search field enter "iPhone" and then look for a keychain item named "iPhone Backup" of kind "application password". If there is no such item, turn to iTunes Backup Password Recovery for Windows for help.
  • 3. Double-click on the "iPhone Backup" entry and in the new window that will open, click on the "show password" checkbox
  • 4. You will now be prompted to enter your password (the one your user has on your Mac) to show the iPhone backup password; click Allow (once). You should now see the iPhone Backup password in clear text.

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Then you can copy the password to recover your iTunes backup password for Mac.

Method 2: Use iTunes Backup Password Recovery for Windows to Unlock Encrypted iTunes Backup Password for Mac

You can transfer your iTunes backup files from your Mac to a Windows PC., and then use iTunes Backup Password Recovery for Windows, which allows you to unlock iTunes backup file password in Windows with only a few clicks.

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  • 1. Find your locked iPhone backup file here on your Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
  • 2. Move your locked iPhone backup file from Mac to your Windows computer and save it here:
    Note:The file location differs from the Windows operating system.
    • Windows 8: Users>USERNAME>AppData>Roaming>Apple Computer>MobileSync>Backup
    • Windows 7: C:\Users\uer\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
    • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
  • 3. Run iTunes Backup Password Recovery on Windows and select an attack type to crack the iTunes backup password.
  • 4. Click "Start" to unlock your encrypted iPhone backup files on Mac.

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After performing iTunes Backup Password Recovery for Mac OS X 10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6, you can restore from your iTunes backup freely.

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