Feel frustrated if you forget your iTunes password when you need to download an App from App store, or can't remember the iTunes backup password when need to restore iPhone or iPad from iTunes backup. Actually, you can still have some ways to get your password back. Now, in this post, we'll show you two simple ways to reset lost or forgotten iTunes backup password and regain access to your account.
Solution 1: Online iTunes Password Reset
You can reset encrypted password in iTunes online by changing the password of Apple ID account. Since your Apple ID can be used to do everything with Apple, like shopping the iTunes Store, signing in to iCloud, buying an app, and more. To reset your password, you'll need to know the email address for your Apple ID. Here's what you can try.
Step 1: Directly head to My Apple ID page and select Forgot Apple ID or Password.
Step 2: Type in your Apple ID and click on Next. This is usually the email address associated with your account. If you forgot your Apple ID, hit Forgot Apple ID?
Step 3: After you entered your Apple ID, there are two options provided for you to reset your password: use Email authentication or Answer security questions.
Step 4: If you know the answers to your security questions, then you can select "Answer security questions" and follow the steps to reset your password.
Step 5: If you choose "Get an email," you will receive an email to your email address that you can use to reset your password.
Step 6: After you reset your password, you'll be prompted to sign in again with your new password.
Solution 2: Reset iTunes Password with iTunes Backup Password Recovery
If the aforementioned solution doesn't work for you, you can try SmartKey iTunes Backup Password Recovery, which enables forensic access to password-protected backups for iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with 3 powerful attack types. Here's how:
Step 1: After launched this software. Click "Add" to import the file you need to recover. If there is no backup file shown in the drop-down box when you hit the "Add" button, just hit the "Import backup files" to load your backup file manually.
Step 2: There are 3 attack types provided by this software: they are respectively Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack, Dictionary Attack. You can select one that will be meeting your need.
Step 3: After that, click "Start" to start cracking the password. Within minutes, your iTunes backup password will be recovered successfully.
Hopefully these 2 methods could help those who forgot their iTunes password get their account back. If have some other ways, please do not hesitate to share with us!