iTunes backup plays an important role among iPhone users and an increasing number of people would like to use iTunes to restore backup. However, problem occurred that many iPhone users complain about being asked for iTunes backup password they have never set when restoring from a backup. If you have the same problem, read through the whole post for more details.
“Yesterday, when I try to restore from iTunes backup, I was asked to enter a password I have never set. I have no idea why the backup has become an encrypted file. I swear I have never ever set any password for the backup! I just have this backup several days before yesterday. And I have restored from iTunes backup for many times before. Therefore, I am pretty sure what I am talking about since many friends of mine doubting about my forgetting iTunes password! I have searched on internet and found many people who have met the same problem as me.”
It is possible that iTunes will ask for a password you’ve never set when you restore from a backup. This situation happens for reasons especially when you update your iOS version or have your iPhone fixed out of some hardware problems. After lots of search, evidence shows that Apple is secretly and randomly picking passwords from what you previously used to encrypt your iTunes backups without informing you.
Given lots of search results on iTunes backup password recovery, here are most possible password you can try to decrypt your iTunes backup file.
All the possible passwords mentioned above are gathered from different iPhone users. And these passwords really worked! If you still can’t solve this problem, you can use Jihosoft iTunes Backup Unlocker to crack the password.