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How to Unlock iOS Backup after Password Forgot

iOS backup can be recognized as a life-saving straw when you have no idea to solve your iOS device issues. It can help you to restore device data after you have no choice but to factory reset iOS device. Or sometimes, because of operation errors, the important photos or contacts in iOS device lost. At this moment, iOS backup will be a good choice to restore lost photos or contacts.  

But unfortunately, there is always an accident when we are about to use backup. For example, you will be asked to unlock iOS backup before restore. And you don’t know when you have forgotten the iOS backup password.

So how can you unlock iOS backup?

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Guess backup password? Is it Apple ID password, default iDevices password, passcode, or Windows administrator password?

Maybe backup password is truly one of them. Or maybe all of them are not. So this is not a powerful method but a try for you. In a word, guess way couldn’t unlock iPhone/iPad/iPod backup with 100% guarantee. You should have preparation for failure.

So which way can do that effectively with 100% guarantee?

If you have used iTunes Password Genius, you will find it can easily recover iTunes backup password for iOS device. If you don't know it, follow these steps below to make acquaintance with it.

Step 1: Download and install iTunes Password Genius on Windows computer.

Choose which version is the first question we should consider. Now iTunes Password Genius has two versions, trial version and full version. If you are sure backup password is less than 3 characters, select trial version. Otherwise, only full version can help unlock iOS device backup.

Step 2: Run iTunes Password Genius and import encrypted iTunes backup of iOS devices on computer.

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Click Open button and select the right iOS backup in the pop-up window, then click "OK" button. The selected backup will be added into iTunes backup password recovery software.

Step 3: Set iOS backup password recovery type.

There are four password recovery types, Brute-force, Mask, Dictionary and Smart. Choose one of them from "Type of attack". And make detailed settings in the middle part of software screen.

Detailed introductions about how to choose which type, and how to set password recovery type, are in the article of password attack type settings.

Step 4: Recover iTunes backup password and unlock backup for iOS devices.

Now just click Start button and iTunes backup password will be recovered. Copy the password and you can use it to unlock encrypted iOS backup, such as iPad.

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