User Guide of iMyFone KeyGenius

KeyGenius is an advanced iTunes backup unlocker which helps you decrypt forgotten iTunes backup password with high success rate. It also removes iPhone backup encryption settings and enables you to change a different password or create a new backup without a password.


Part 1: Unlock iTunes Backup Password

Step 1. Select Mode

Select "Unlock iTunes Backup" on the home interface.

select itunes backup unlock mode

Step 2. Select Backup

All backup files of your iOS devices at iTunes default location will be listed here. Choose one and click on “Next”.

select itunes backup

Note: “Unlock Status” shows the completion percentage of each backup, you can continue the last unlocking process on any unfinished one.

If your backup is not shown, you can click “Select” to choose the backup folder manually from your computer.

select itunes backup manually

Step 3. Select Unlocking Method

Three powerful attack methods are provided for you to choose.

select unlocking method

Option 1. Dictionary Attack:

You can choose this attack method if your password is one of the most commonly used passwords. A dictionary with a wide range of possible letters and numbers combination will help you find out the password.

You are highly recommended to download the latest dictionary when prompted, this will largely increase the unlocking success rate.

download latest dictionary

Option 2. Brute - Force with Mask Attack:

This is a better way if you remember some part of your passwords, like length, characters, prefix/suffix or other information. The more information you provide, the faster password will be found.

brute force with mask attack

Option 3. Brute - Force Attack:

If you can’t remember anything about your password, then this method is suitable for you. It will try every possible combination to unlock the password, so it takes a longer time in all the three methods.

Step 4. Start to Unlock

Click “Start to Unlock” button to start the unlocking process.

The time consuming depends on the password complexity, computer configuration and iOS version. The process will be auto saved when you click “Pause/Continue”.

unlocking itunes backup

Kindly wait for a while, your password will be successfully unlocked. You can copy it directly or open the txt where it’s saved.

unlock itunes backup successfully


Part 2: Remove iPhone Backup Encryption Settings

Step 1. Select Mode

Click "Remove Backup Encryption Settings" from two options.

remove iphone backup encryption settings

Step 2. Connect Device

Connect your iOS device to your computer with a USB cable.

connect ios device to pc

Step 3. Select Removing Method

Select “Remove with the Password” if you remember your password, or choose “Remove without password” instead.

select removing method

Option 1: Remove with the Password

Enter your password and click “Remove” to start the removing process.

remove backup encryption settings with password

Option 2: Remove without Password

Click “Start” to begin. Please be aware you will need to re-set up your iPhone after the removing step, but you won’t lose any data in this procedure.

When your device restarts, choose “Set Up as New iPhone” in “App & Data” interface on your device to avoid data loss.

remove backup encryption settings without password

Step 4. Start Removing

Just in a few seconds, the backup encryption settings on your device will be removed successfully.

remove backup encryption settings successfully

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