iPhone 5 Encrypted Backup, Forgot Password

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iPhone is Great Until Something Went Wrong with It

iPhone, like all Apple products, is designed to be as easy-to-use as possible. And because it’s well-built, you should get years of faithful service from it. All this sounds great right up until the point when something breaks.

When something goes wrong with your iPhone, it can feel like a disaster. For example, after you updated your iPhone to the newest iOS, just found that all data on iPhone was killed by the extremely evil update. What is fortunate is that you backed up your iPhone and you can restore lost data from the backup. Now go to iTunes >Preferences > Devices, find the backup you needed then scroll down to “Restore from Backup”.

Who knows iTunes asks for a password to restore the encrypted backup? Below is an example from an unfortunate iPhone user.

“I forgot the encrypt iPhone backup password and want to restore a backup from my iPhone 4 to my new iPhone 5, how can I disable such password?”

How to Disable the Password on iTunes Backup?

iPhone backup password forgot or iTunes keeps asking for password at backup restore is not uncommon. When you are just one of the unlucky ones, just read on to learn how to disable or remove the forgotten password.

NO.1:  Try Possible Passwords Ever Used

This is the first and easiest way we should have a try every time we forgot password. Below is a password list you can have a try. Maybe you can meet the fight password among them.

Apple ID password

iTunes Store password

Windows administrator password

The “Passcode” you used to lock your iPhone

The passcode/lock code used on your iPhone when you first ever used the device

All sorts of variations of my children’s names and birthdays

Admin password on the computer that was in effect the first time the iPhone was backed-up

The ones suggested here “0000″, “1234″, etc.

NO.2: Use Keychain Utility If You Are a Mac User

If you are using a Mac, you know that keychain can save password for websites, wireless networks and encrypted iTunes backup file, etc. So you should check whether the iTunes backup password is in it.

>> Open Keychain Access, located in /Applications/Utilities/.

>> Use the Search box in the upper right corner and type “iPhone backup”.

>> Double click the result, assuming something is found in Keychain.

>> Check the box next to “Show password” and enter the Mac administrator password to reveal the lost password associated with the encrypted iPhone backup.

NO.3: Use iPhone Backup Password Unlocker to Remove or Recover the Password

Apple doesn’t give the option to reset the password on iTunes backup directly. However, that does not mean you have no way to disable the password. Tenorshare iPhone backup password recovery is one program designed to help people find or remove forgotten/lost password. It is easy to use with simple and lucid UI.  Download it and install on computer then follow the on-screen guide, you can make it.

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Tenorshare iPhone Backup Unlocker


iPhone Keeps Restarting Itself – How to Fix It

An iPhone Keeps Restarting?

I got a beautiful new iPhone 5 and it was working great all the while. All of a sudden, it begins to shut off. Not once, not twice but multiple number of times. Every 2-3 minutes, it restarts. How can I solve this problem?

Of course head to the Apple Store and get the damn thing replaced. Is there any more simple ways without carrying it to Apple Store? That is, you fix it yourself at home? Absolutely! Fixing iPhone reboot loop yourself is possible.

How to Fix iPhone Restarting Cycle?

Generally, if you want to exit the reboot loop, you can try to put your iPhone into DFU mode or Recovery Mode. But here, what I want to recommend is to enter Recovery Mode. And I know, there are many pages on goole to tell you how to put iPhone into or out of recovery mode. But what is the easiest and quickest one? Personally, I preferred a tool called Tenorshare ReiBoot.

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enter and exit iPhone recovery mode with ReiBoot

It is a free tool provided by Tenorshare, designed to help iPhone, iPad and iPod users to enter and exit iOS Recovery Mode with one click. And I have seen a lot of other methods telling how to achieve the same goal, however, most of them are complicated with 3-4 steps. And you need to hold home or power button for several seconds. So I will recommend this tool to you aiming to giving you a simple method, and you can be out of the complicated operations in the future.

How to Use ReiBoot to Enter and Exit iPhone Recovery Mode?

You may ask, how to use this tool. Well, it is so easy to use and I think I don’t need to overstate it. Only one interface and two main buttonS on the program, as long as you download and install it on your computer, you will get how to use it. The key is to let it detect your device at first, then all will be smooth.

Note: For windows users, download it here >> ReiBoot for Windows

For Mac users, download it here >> ReiBoot for Mac

Important Note: If this does not work for you, and you got a new iPhone (5s/5/4S/4) recently and are eligible for replacement without burning a hole in your pocket, when you are stuck with an iPhone that keeps rebooting, shutting off or freezing, you can head to the store and see if you can get it replaced.