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How to Restore Backup to iPhone If I Forgot the Password?

June 16, 2017 09:23 am / Posted by Jerry Cook to Unlock iPhone Password
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“How do I restore backup to my new phone if I forget the password?”
“I have a new phone and cannot restore it from the backup, as there it prompts me for a password I don't have! I tried all the ones I've used for my iPhone and pretty much every other one of which I can think, all to no avail. ”
“Can I unlock an iPhone backup if I forgot the password?”

When syncing and backing up iPhone/iPad/iPod to iTunes, we can set up a password to encrypt our backup data. When you need to restore your iPhone from an iTunes backup, you have to enter the correct password to the encrypted backup to proceed. If you unfortunately forgot iTunes backup password, don’t be panic, an iTunes backup password recovery tool can help you find the iTunes backup password back.

Part 1: Recover iTunes Backup Password with iPhone Backups Unlocker

iPhone Backup Unlocker is a professional iPhone/iPad/iPods backup password retrieval software, featuring 3 methods with the most advanced algorithm to recover iPhone password with high success rate.

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Step 1. Import encrypted iPhones backup file

Open this iPhone backup password recovery tool, and click Add to import the encrypted iTunes backups. This software detects the encrypted .plist files automatically from Backup folder on Windows. If you change the backup folder, click Import backup files to add it manually.

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Step2. Choose a decryption type

iPhone Backup Unlocker provides three methods for unlocking iTunes backup encryption. While Brute Force Attack needs the most time and try all possible combinations, the other two methods allow you to narrow the password range.

For example, by using Brute Force with Mask Attack you can set up the password length range, characters, and affix.

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Dictionary Attack uses the latest ultimate dictionary to shorten the iPhone backup password recovery process.

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Step 3. Start recovering iPhone backup password

Once you set up the attack method, you can click Start button and let the program search for the password. The time depends on the password itself sssuch as length, complexity, etc. and also your computer configuration. So you are suggested to use a PC with GPU acceleration.

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When the password has been found successfully, you can use it to remove the decryption and restore your iPhone from the backup file.

Part 2: Restore iPhone from an Encrypted iTunes Backup

Now you have unlocked the iPhone encryption, you can click “Encrypt iPhone backup” option, and enter the password that has been recovered to unlock your iPhone backup. And then choose “Restore Backup…” to restore your iPhone from the backup data.


Or you can click “Restore Backup…” directly, select the locked backup file and click Restore button. A window will pop up to ask you enter the password to unlock your iPhone backup.


Bottom Line

In this article we recommend a powerful and reliable iPhone backup cracker when you forgot or lost password to iPhone backup in iTunes. It can be a life savior when we have lost important data and need to extract from a backup file, as we know, Apple does not provide a way for retrieving iTunes backup password.

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