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Three Ways to Remove iPhone iTunes Backup Password

Do you want to stop encrypting iPhone backup automatically when syncing iPhone to computer in iTunes? Then you will need to remove iPhone backup password.

Here three ways will be introduced to remove iPhone backup password in following passage.

  1. Way 1: Uncheck "Encrypt iPhone backup" in iTunes
  2. Way 2: Remove iPhone Backup Password after Password Recovery
  3. Way 3: Remove iPhone Backup Default Password by Deleting iPhone Backup

Way 1: Uncheck "Encrypt iPhone backup" in iTunes

When you remember iPhone iTunes backup password, it will be easy to remove password for iPhone backup.

Step 1: Make iPhone and computer connected with.

Step 2: Click your iPhone name in the top-right side of iTunes window.

Step 3: In Backups part, uncheck "Encrypt iPhone backup" or "Encrypt local backup".

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Step 4: Type backup password in pop-up dialog and click OK.

Now iPhone backup password has been removed. Then you can make any backups without password.

Way 2: Remove Forgotten iPhone Backup Password after Password Recovery

If iPhone backup password is lost or forgotten, it should be recovered at first, and then you can remove forgotten iPhone backup password.

And if you have no idea, there is an effective utility iTunes Password Genius that could help you to recover iPhone backup password in minutes. Why we choose this iTunes backup password recovery tool? It can easily recover various kinds of iTunes backup password immediately.

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

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Step 2: Add newest iPhone backup into password recovery tool with Open button.

Why we have to add newest iPhone backup password into backup password recovery tool?

If you have ever backup your iPhone in iTunes, you can see iPhone backup is encryted with password that was used last time when you backup iPhone. So no matter iPhone backup password has been changed or not, the password used last time is the default password for iPhone backup. In order to remove iPhone backup default password, we have to recover newest iPhone backup password.

Step 3: Choose and set password attack type for iPhone backup.

Step 4: Recover iPhone backup default password with Start button.

Step 5: Tick "Encrypt iPhone backup" and type recovered iPhone backup password in pop-up dialog. Click OK.

Now iPhone backup password has been removed too. Then if you want to change iPhone backup password with new one for remembering easily, click "Change Password" and set a new password in new dialog.

Way 3: Remove iPhone Default Backup Password by Deleting iPhone iTunes Backup

When all of iPhone backup is deleted, iPhone backup password is deleted or removed too. So let's try to delete iPhone backup on computer for removing default password for backup iPhone.

Step 1: Delete existing iPhone backup in iTunes.

When iPhone is connected to computer, go to Edit > Preferences > Devices. Select the file you want to delete and click "Delete Backup".

delete iPhone backup to remove backup password

About details, please refer to the second way of How to Disable iPhone Backup Forgotten Password.

Step 2: Back up iPhone without "Encrypt iPhone backup" chosen.

Don’t check "Encrypt iPhone backup" box and click "Back Up Now" to make an iPhone backup in iTunes without password protection.

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