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Can't Remember iTunes Backup Password | What to Do

iTunes backup is the best backup file for your iPhone/iPad/iPod to restore lost or deleted data. However, if you can't remember iTunes backup password, it would not work.

cannot remember itunes backup password

So now let’s talk about what you can do to get backup iTunes backup forgotten password on Windows or Mac in two cases.

  1. Case 1: Can't remember iTunes backup password on Windows
  2. Case 2: Can't remember iTunes backup password on Mac

Before following the methods below, it is worth to guessing the possible iTunes backup password while you forgot.

1. Passcode
2. Telephone number
3. Birthday of your family or friends
4. Email login password
5. Windows login password
6. Mac login password

Case 1: Can't remember iTunes backup password on Windows

If you cannot guess out forgotten iTunes backup password on Windows computer, iSunshare iTunes Password Genius would allow you to recover iTunes backup forgotten password with Brute-force attack, mask attack or dictionary attack. It works by trying all possible password combinations or the most common passwords. At last, it would show you the right iTunes backup password.

Follow these steps to find out iTunes backup password on Windows:

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

Step 2: Import encrypted iTunes backup file and recover iTunes backup password.

1. Click Open button and navigate to the iTunes backup file location.

open itunes backup file on windows

iTunes backup file default location on Windows computer:

2. Select the file called "Manifest.plist" and add it to iTunes Password Genius.

add encrypted itunes backup file on windows

3. Choose password recovery attack type, Brute-force, Mask or Dictionary and make attack settings.

choose attack type and start recovering password

4. Click on Start button to recover iTunes backup password.

How much time will cost depending on the password complexity and the password recovery settings. But generally not few minutes later, iTunes backup password will be recovered successfully.

successfully recover itunes backup password on windows

 

Case 2: Can't remember iTunes backup password on Mac

If you failed to guess out iTunes backup password on Mac, please try to check Keychain at first for iTunes backup password. Open Applications -> Utilities -> Keychain Access. Search "iPhone backup", entry this item and click Show password. Generally, the Keychain login password is required before password is shown.

If you still can't find out iTunes backup password through Keychain Access, please don’t hesitate to take iTunes Password Genius for Mac instead to recover iTunes backup password on Mac.

Follow steps below to do:

Step 1: Install and run iTunes Password Genius for Mac on Mac.

The process is the same to install and run other applications on Mac. While it is finished installing, go to Finder > Applications to choose it and run.

Step 2: Add encrypted iTunes backup file and recover iTunes backup password.

1. Click Open File and Add File button and locate encrypted the iTunes backup file on Mac.

import encrypted itunes backup file on mac

2. Choose it and click Open and OK to add it to iTunes Password Genius for Mac.

3. Make general password recovery settings and remember to check as much as CPU under Hardware option to improve iTunes backup password recovery speed.

change settings to improve password recovery speed

4. Start and wait for iTunes backup showing up on Mac.

successfully find itunes backup password on mac

At last, no matter you successfully find out iTunes backup password on Windows or Mac, you had better save the recovered password in a safe place. Then when you need to restore iOS devices from encrypted iTunes backup, just get it to unlock encrypted iTunes backup.

Note:

While forgot iTunes encrypted backup password, surely you can also delete the encrypted iTunes backup file if you don't care about it and can create new backup for your iPhone/iPad/iPod. But at most of them it is not recommended, because probably even you don't know how much important data saved in the backup file. So the better way is to get back all the encrypted iTunes backup data. By following above methods, you could easily find out iTunes backup password on Windows or Mac computer. Then just need to extract data from iTunes backup with iOS Data Genius. You can store and view all the important data saved in iTunes backup in specified location.

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