Wonderful Method to Unlock My iTunes Backup Password

Is There Anyone Has the Misery as Mine?

Don’t know if anyone of you also encountered the same accident as mine: My iPhone 4S data was eaten by my failed iOS update yesterday. I was extremely worried because so much precious data housed in my iPhone 4S, and somewhat angry by my fool behavior! Yet, I suddenly remember I made a backup for my iPhone 4S last week. I can recover my data from my iTunes backup! So I head for my iTunes backup feverishly.
But what held back my hope is that the iTuneskeeps asking fora password! 2-how-to-unlock-itunes-backup

I never set a password indeed! Why?

What I Do to Remedy My Fool Behavior?

I heard that iPhone Backup Unlocker can help unlock iPhone backup password. I downloaded it holding the attitude to have a try. What to my joy is that it really worked!
There is also a video iPhone Backup Unlocker that clearly shows the using steps. Following the given steps, I got my iTunes backup password easily. I’m a lazy people and don’t want to take much time to catch the operation by a long manual when using a tool. Yet I think this iPhone Backup Unlocker is so fit for me, without any hard-to-understand instruction and complex operation. I get my iPhone backup password with this trick without any hassle!

What a Ridiculous Password in the End!

The password to unlock and restore the backup for my iPhone 4S ended up being a password that I used to encrypt my HTC screen about a year ago. So ridiculous! I bet I never set it for my iTunes backup! But life sometimes is so boring to make a joke!
If any of you also run into the same problem, hope this helps! Always have a good day!

Further Information about iTunes Backup


1. iTunes Backup Location

In order to the convenient usage of iPhone in the future, we had better know some common sense about iTunes backup. Maybe most of us have the habit to backup iPhone data with iTunes, but do you know where the iTunes backup is on your computer? Actually, with different computer OS, the location is also different. Let’s learn it together.

  • Windows 8/7/Vista

C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

  • Windows XP and the lower version

C:\Documents and Setting\ Administrator\ Application Data\ Apple Computer\ MobileSync\ Backup\

  • Mac

~Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

2. iTunes Filename and Its Real File on Your iPhone

In the iTunes backup, you can find all the files are saved as something not intuitive. The following list is several important filenames and its real file on your iPhone.

“2b2b0084a1bc3a5ac8c27afdf14afb42c61a19ca”     //call history

“31bb7ba8914766d4ba40d6dfb6113c8b614be442″       //contact //addressbook

“3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28″       //message

“ca3bc056d4da0bbf88b5fb3be254f3b7147e639c”         //note

“d1f062e2da26192a6625d968274bfda8d07821e4″       //safari

“2041457d5fe04d39d0ab481178355df6781e6858″       //calendar

“2041457d5fe04d39d0ab481178355df6781e6858″       //reminder the same as calendar

“Manifest.mbdb”                                        //message attachment //camera roll //voice demos

The Easy Way to Reset iPhone Backup Password

I’ve been asked by a lot of unfortunate iPhone users to help them restore data from their iTunes backups. This is easy when they are unencrypted, but not when they are encrypted, if the password is known, that’s easy, enter the password and then proceed on. But most of the time, the password is unknown. How to reset iPhone backup password has become the question asked frequently by the unfortunate people.

reset iPhone backup before restore

iPhone backup password reset


Why We Lost iPhone Backup Password Recovery Now and Then?

The Apple “iPhone OS Enterprise Deployment Guide” states that “Device backups can be stored in encrypted format by selecting the “Encrypt iPhone Backup” option in the device summary pane of iTunes. So if you didn’t disable the option, the backup might be encrypted by default when you sync your iPhone with the iTunes.

That’s the reason why so many people say they 100% positive that they did not set an encrypted password yet iTunes still keeps asking for a password.

Besides, confusing one password with another happens inevitably. So we always lost our iTunes backup password.

How to Reset iPhone Backup Password?

Want to reset iPhone backup password, you must find the original password in advance. How to find the right iPhone backup password, here I have some advices:

Try the possible passwords that maybe used to lock your iPhone backup. For example,

Apple ID password, iTunes password, Windows administrator password,

The “Passcode” you used to lock your iPhone at the time you last backed up the phone,

The password to one of my e-mail addresses,”0000″, “1234″, etc.

If all turn out to be wrong, try the second advice.

2-smileAn important tip: From my perspective, you don’t need to set a password for the iTunes backup if it isn’t important and confidential enough. Because we have so much have-to-set password such as Apple ID, Facebook account, Twitter account, etc. So it is easy to confuse one with another.

Now that you have lost your iPhone backup password now, and the above advice doesn’t work for you. You may need to use a more functional tool to reset encrypted iPhone backup password.

It will help you find the backup password before restoration or other cases to use the backup file.


How to Use iPhone Backup Unlocker to Find the iTunes Backup Password?

Only 3 simple steps are needed as follows.

Step 1: Import encrypted iPhone backup file form the destination directory.

Ste p2: Choose a proper attack type.

Step 3: Recover iPhone backup password in seconds.

Note: In the first step, usually the iPhone Backup Unlocker will detect the backup file directory automatically. If it doesn’t by accident, you can manually find the backup from the given path below.

  • Windows XP and the former

C:\Documents and Settings\ Administrator\ Application Data\ Apple Computer\ MobileSync\ Backup\

  • Windows 8/7/Vista

C:\Users\ Administrator\ AppData\Roaming\ Apple Computer\ MobileSync\ Backup\

  • Mac

~Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

And when all the password recovery is done, the password will display in the File Opening Password Box. Now you can operate iPhone backup password reset or remove by entering the password recovered by the iPhone Backup Unlocker just now.


Read more information from Forgot iPhone Backup Password.

Here is the video Unlock iPhone Backup Password that shows the steps clearly.

How to Unlock iPhone 5 Backup Password? The Easy and Efficient Way!

Just as usual, we would like to encrypt our files with passwords especially some important and confidential data. Yet what makes us crazy in most of the time is that we always have many passwords in different cases and it’s easy to confuse one to another. Then we will be held back when we want to access the password forgotten file. The case is not an exception when it comes to iTunes backup file.


When iTunes Backup File is Encrypted with Unexpected Password, What Should We Do?

What’s worse, sometimes even you never set a password for the iTunes backup, iTunes still asking for a password! What a sick! What should you do next?

Attempt one

1. Disconnect your iPhone 5 with computer by extracting your iPhone 5 digital cable out of the USB port.

2. Sign out of your iTunes account.

3. Connect your iPhone 5 again back to your computer.

4. Sign in again with your iTunes account.

Attempt two

Enter our password that used to lock your iPhone 5 before if you remember it. Remember not the Apple ID password.

Attempt three

If all the above attempts do not work for you, you may need to resort to a piece of software – iPhone Backup Unlocker which can help you find your iTunes backup password efficiently. It is the iPhone 5 Backup Unlocker which is needed to solve the iPhone backup password forgotten problem. Here I must illustrate is that this “Cracker” is a legal stuff which is recognized by people.


How to Unlock iPhone 5 Backup Password with iPhone Backup Unlocker?

Generally, iPhone Backup Unlocker is a great trick for normal people who have no time to read a long and complex manual and try a few times before we figure out how the stuff works. What you need to do to unlock your iPhone 5 backup are:

how to unlock encrypted iPhone 5 backup

iPhone 5 Backup Unlcoker

  • Import your encrypted iPhone 5 backup file
  • Select a proper attack type on your need
  • Start unlocking encrypted iPhone 5 backup file

Note: Here I will introduce the respective attack type in detail as below.

  • Brute-force Attack

When you forget your password completely, this attack type will try all possible combination by default. You don’t need to define any setting. Yet, this may be the most time-consuming one of the three.

  • Brute-force with Mask Attack

If you have some clue of your password, for example, you remember the password length or character set of the password, this attack type may be a good choice. Define corresponding settings in the specified blank.

  • Dictionary Attack

This attack type also needs settings before moving on. You can choose “Use Default Dictionary”. Or if you have a password record list file, you can choose “Browse Dictionary File”.

unlocking iPhone 5 backup file

unlock iPhone 5 backup

Dictionary Attack is always recommended first because it is much faster than the other two options.

When done successfully, the password used to lock your iPhone 5 backup file will be pop up in the File Opening Password Box. Copy it to the password asking blank, then you can go to your iPhone 5 backup file without any hassle.


Watch the video to learn the plain operation of iPhone Backup Unlocker.