How to Retrieve Lost Password for iPhone Backup

iTunes backup can be password-protected and if you want to do a full restore, you will be asked for a password to unlock the backup first. Certainly, the password is helpful to data security. However, it can also cause much trouble if they’re lost. The situation could get more severe when you lost important iPhone data and urgently need to restore from iTunes backup. This happened to Thomas from New York recently:

“I forgot my iPhone backup password. How do I get the password again to restore my data? I have to recover my lost photos, videos, contacts and messages from the backup. Please help!”

When your iTunes backup password goes missing, don’t panic. The first thing you should do is try some possible passwords, like your Apple ID password, iTunes password, Windows administrator password, etc. If the above trick doesn’t help to reveal the backup password, you still have a chance to fix the problem. Just use the software detailed below to retrieve iPhone backup password.

Jihosoft iPhone Backup Unlocker

Jihosoft iPhone Backup Unlocker provides three powerful decryption methods to retrieve iTunes backup password for all iOS devices, including the latest iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, etc. It is easy to use, and the following guides will guide you through the decryption.

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1.Run this iPhone Backup Unlocker. Select the encrypted iTunes backup that you lost password and click on “Next”.
2.Select the password attack type among Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack and Dictionary Attack. Then click “Next”.
3.Click “Start” to begin retrieving iPhone backup password. Once done, you’ll see your iTunes backup password in a pop-up window.

Now you can go back to iTunes and use that retrieved password to unlock the backup and restore your iPhone. If you feel lousy to enter the password again and again, learn how to turn off backup encryption in iTunes here.

We hope these tips can help you retrieve password for your iPhone backup. If you have any problem using the iTunes Backup Unlocker, please don’t hesitate to contact us via And of course, if you know of any other solution, feel free to share it with us in the comments below.

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