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How to Restore iPhone/iPad/iPod from Lost and Encrypted iTunes Backup

Are you preparing to restore iPhone/iPad/iPod from backup? But find their backup files on computer have been lost? Morever, lost iTunes backup file has been encrypted with unknown or forgotten password?  

So how to solve this problem that looks very complicated? Let’s decompose it first and go to solution in three easy parts.

Part 1: Recover Lost iTunes Backup File

If you want to restore iPhone/iPad/iPod from backup, how should you do to reduce iPhone loss after iTunes backup lost from computer? Undoubtedly, get an effective tool to get back lost iTunes backup file for iDevices restoration instantly.

Now free iSunshare Data Genius will give you a best try if backup file is possibly lost because of following reasons.

  1. 1. Deleted accidently from computer hard drive or partition.
  2. 2. Formatted the partition or hard disk where iTunes backup file stored.
  3. 3. iTunes backup file is attacked by virus.

Steps to Recover iTunes Backup File with Data Genius:

Step 1: Install iSunshare Data Genius on your computer and run.

Step 2: Choose one from four data recovery options, Deleted Recovery. Click Next.

Step 3: Select C drive and scan the hard drive partition.

choose target partition to find lost iTunes backup file

Step 4: After all files have been scanned and appear in left pane of software window, browse and recover lost files.

browse lost iTunes backup file in partition

Step 5: Choose them and click Recover button.

recover lost iTunes backup file successfully

Instantly, iPhone backup file would be recovered and saved in one partition you choose.

Part 2: Recover Encrypted iTunes Backup Password

After iTunes backup file for iPhone/iPad/iPod is recovered, we could find it is still encrypted with password we don’t know. If we want to restore iDevice from encrypted backup, password is needed to unlock iTunes backup first.

So now use iTunes Password Genius trial or full version to recover encrypted iTunes backup password.

Step 1: Install and run iTunes Password Genius on computer.

Step 2: Click Open button in the top menu of window. A new window would appear then with iTunes backup file.

open encrypted iTunes backup file

We can just choose it and click OK. If it is not the backup file we are looking for, click Add File button to browse encrypted iTunes backup file in partition where we just save them in part 1.

add encrypted iTunes backup

Step 3: Make settings for encrypted backup password recovery type.

Choose one password attack type from Type of attack drop down box. And make detailed and optimized settings for it.

Step 4: Recover iOS device encrypted backup file password.

Click Start button and wait for password recovery program running. After checking possible passwords and seeing whether they could be used to open encrypted backup file, right password would be found out in pop-up window.

recover encrypted iTunes backup password successfully

Part 3: Restore iPhone/iPad/iPod from Encrypted iTunes Backup

Until iTunes backup file and its password have been recovered for iDevices, it is time to restore iPhone/iPad/iPod from encrypted iTunes backup.

Step 1: Connect iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer. And its general information would appear in iTunes on computer.

Step 2: Click "Restore Backup", and a dialog would ask you to type a password to unlock iOS backup.

restore iPhone/iPad/iPod from encrypted iTunes backup

Enter password text and click OK. Then process of iPhone/iPad/iPod restoration would start. Until it is completed, iDevice would restart and update data on them.

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