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Two Options for iTunes Backup Password Recovery on Mac and Windows

As is known, Apple ID could be used to sign in iCloud and help to restore iOS device from iCloud backup. Besides iCloud backup, iTunes backup is another only effective choice for iOS devices restoration when no apple ID is available.

If you have iTunes backup password, nothing will trouble you when you use iTunes backup. But if iTunes backup is encrypted and password forgot or lost, iTunes backup password recovery would be necessary at first if you want to restore iOS device from this backup.

But which way works best for encrypted iTunes backup password recovery? Go on this passage and you will find two options for iTunes backup password recovery on Mac and Windows when no Apple ID.

1. For Mac users:

Please make full use of Keychain or iTunes Password Genius for Mac for iDevices backup password recovery.

2. For Windows computer users:

Please take iTunes Password Genius to easily recover forgotten password for iDevices backup file on Windows.

Option 1: iTunes Backup Password Recovery with Keychain on Mac

If you are a Mac computer user, and there is password kept in Keychain, you can recover iDevices backup password with this option. If no password kept in Keychain, get iTunes Password Genius for Mac to recover iTunes backup forgotten password with 100% guarantee on Mac.

Step 1: Open Keychain Access utility from Application > Utilities.

Step 2: Search "iPhone" in the upper right search field and then look for a keychain item named "iPhone Backup" of kind "application password". (Take iPhone as example here)

find iPhone backup item in Keychain

Step 3: Double click "iPhone Backup" and click on the "Show password" checkbox in the new window.

Step 4: A message will prompt you to enter Mac lock password to show iPhone backup password. Click Allow. Then you would see the iPhone backup password in clear text.

enter Mac lock password to show iPhone backup password

If you are not Mac user, there would be no iPhone Backup item. So please get iSunshare iTunes Password Genius to recover iTunes backup password on Windows computer.

Option 2: iTunes Backup Password Recovery with iTunes Password Genius on Windows Computer

iTunes Password Genius is a professional program designed to recover iTunes backup password for iPhone/iPad/iPod on Windows computers. It will be helpful when you need password to unlock iTunes backup file and restore iOS devices with iTunes backup on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP computer.

Step 1: Get iTunes Password Genius trial version or full version.

According to the possible iTunes backup password length, choose appropriate version of iTunes Password Genius. Install and run it on your computer.

Note: If backup password is not longer than 3 charaters, you can download trial version to have a try.

run iTunes backup password recovery software

Step 2: Add encrypted iTunes backup file into iTunes backup password recovery software.

Click Open button and iTunes password recovery software would automatically help you find the possible or latest iTunes backup file. You just need to click OK to import it into software. Surely if it is not the backup file you have to recover password, you could just click Add File button to browse and choose the right iTunes backup. Then open it in Encrypted File box.

select iTunes backup file to recover password

Step 3: Set iTunes backup password recovery type.

Four powerful password recovery types are available here. Make general settings (password length and password range) and choose one appropriate from them according to forgotten password characteristics.

For example, if you remember part of password, choose "Mask" and set "Mask" parameter like this "6??". Use "?" character instead of forgotten character. If you don’t know anything about iTunes backup password, "Brute-Force" is a good choice.

recover iTunes backup password no Apple ID

Step 4: Click Start button to finish encrypted iTunes backup password recovery on Windows computer.

So as you know, there are two utilities that would always work for iTunes backup password recovery on Mac and Windows. They are powerful iTunes Password Genius for Mac and iTunes Password Genius for Windows.

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