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How to Decrypt iPhone Backup without Password?

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April 17, 2019 (Updated: April 30, 2019锛

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Activating the encryption of iTunes backup is a very good measure to improve the security of the data stored on our iPhones. The negative part of using this security system is that we must remember the password to decrypt your iPhone backup, since Apple says in its forum: "... If you have forgotten your password, the only way to disable the encryption of the backup copy on the device is by erasing the device and configuring it as new ...鈥

Everyone says that there is no direct method to recover the encryption passwords of iPhones, but we can resort to options like the one we want to present to you today.

How to Decrypt iPhone Backup without Password?

iMyFone KeyGenius is an iPhone backup unlock application for Windows and Mac users that aims to decrypt iTunes backups of which we have forgotten the password. Based on advanced algorithms, this iTunes backup key decoder allows you to quickly analyze the encryption process and get the correct key.

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  • Easily decrypt iPhone backup without password with high success rate.
  • 3 powerful attack methods provide more solutions for different type of passwords.
  • Remove iPhone backup encryption settings and lets you create new backups without password.
  • No damage to your iPhone backups and keep your data 100% safe.

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How to use KeyGenius to decrypt iPhone backup without password

Step 1: Run KeyGenius. Choose the option " Unlock iTunes Backup".


Step 2: Continuously, a list of all the backup copies that you made with iTunes on your computer will appear. Choose the encrypted backup you want to decrypt and click on the "Next" button in the lower right corner.

Step 3: Select one of the 3 following attack methods that suits you best.


Step 4: Click on the "Start to Unlock" button. The waiting time depends on the complexity of the password that you have set in iTunes.


How to Decrypt iPhone Backup with Password in iTunes?

To decrypt iPhone backup in iTunes is simple, but the only thing you need is to remember your password correctly. Follow the steps below to unlock iPhone backup with password.

  • Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone.
  • Click the device icon at the top.
  • Uncheck "Encrypt iPhone backup", then input your password when prompted.
  • It's done.

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Limitations: If you forgot your password, then this method may not work for you, you can try KeyGenius in Solution 1 instead.

How to Decrypt iPhone Backup with Keychain on Mac?

If you use a Mac, there is another chance to find back your iPhone backup password with Keychain Access. Keychain Access is an App to manage all passwords for you on Mac. If you select 鈥Remember this password in my Keychain鈥 when you backup your iPhone in iTunes, then you may find the password in Keychain Access.

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Here is how to check iPhone backup password in Keychain:

  • On you Mac, go to Finder>Applications>Utilities>Keychain Access.
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  • Type 鈥渋Phone backup鈥 in the search bar. Double click on it when it shows.
  • Note: If there is no result for 鈥渋Phone backup鈥, then the password is not be recorded in Keychain Access.

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  • Click 鈥淪how password鈥 and enter the administrator password to reveal the iPhone backup password.
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How to Reset iPhone backup Password on iPhone?

If you want to change a new password or turn of the iPhone backup encryption, you can try this method. It will help you create a new backup without password and completely get rid of the old password.

Limitations: You cannot restore old backups and get old data back by this way, as it only removes the previous password set up on your iPhone.

  • Open the Settings App on your iPhone. Go to General>Reset.
  • Next, click on "Reset All Settings". Enter your iPhone screen passcode to continue.聽
  • Then your backup encryption will be eliminated.

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Final Words

When you forgot your iPhone backup password and you try all other methods, there is still no possibility to recover it. KeyGenius can be your prior choice. It decrypts iPhone backup without password easily with 100% success rate and there won鈥檛 be any damage to your data. Try it now for free!

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