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3 Ways to Unlock iPhone Backup Password Easily

November 30, 2016 10:13 am / Posted by Michael Eric to iTunes
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For security purposes, iTunes makes it possible to encrypt iPhone backups when syncing your device. If you want to stop encrypting iPhone backup when syncing your iOS device, read on and we are offering you 3 easy ways to remove iTunes backup encryption password, even after you forgot the password.

Way 1: Delete the password when you remember your iPhone backup password

It could be easy to disable iPhone backup password when you remember it.

Connect your device to computer and go to Summary > Backups in iTunes. Uncheck “Encrypt iPhone backup” , enter the password in the pop-up dialog and click OK.

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Now iPhone backup password has been removed successfully. You can make backups without password.

Way 2. Remove iPhone backup encryption when you forgot iTunes backup password

Unfortunately, if you forgot the password, the iPhone backup cannot be unloked. You have to recover the password firstly. iTunes Backup Password Recovery is a professional iPhone backup password retrieval software that provides three attack methods to search for the lost iTunes backup password.

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Below is a quick guide to show you how to retrieve forgotten iTunes backup password.

Step 1. Install this software to any PC with Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/Vista, click “Open” to navigate the encrypted .plist file that you need to recover password from.

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Step 2. Select an attack type

iTunes Backup Password Recovery offers three attack methods for lost password cracking.

Brute force attack: This is the most time-consuming way because it will try all possible combinations.

Brute force with mask: Give as many signals as you can remember to shorten search time and increase password recovery success rate.

Dictionary attack: Add your own dictionary or use the default dictionary to scan the most frequently used passwords combinations.

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Step 3. Start password breaking and wait patiently

Click start button to start cracking the password. During the process you are allowed to click Stop button to pause the progress and save the project, so you can continue attacking without any interruption.

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Note: Password recovery is a complicated progress. It is affected by many factors, such as your password length, password complexity, computer configuration, attack method you choose, etc., therefore, you should be patience in waiting. According to our test, it took 6 hours to break a password with 5 pure digits. The longer and more complicated the password is, the more time it takes.

Once the password is recovered successfully, you can go to iTunes and click “Encrypt iPhone backup” box to unlock your iPhone backup.

Way 3: Remove iPhone backup password by deleting iPhone backup file

Deleting an iPhone backup file will also remove iPhone backup password either.

Go to Edit > Preferences on iTunes top menu, and select Devices section in Preferences window. Select the backup file that you want to remove and click “Delete Backup”.

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After this, please click “Back Up Now” option in iTunes without “Encrypt iPhone backup” selected to make a new backup file without password protection.

In this essay we introduce 3 ways to remove iTunes backup encryption password, especially when you forgot or lost the password, iTunes backup password recovery software will help you recover the password without losing your backup data.

Download SmartKey iTunes Backup Password Recovery:

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