Is there a way I can delete all my encrypted iPhone backups for which I forgot the password, so that I can start backing up from fresh?
Once you set a password to encrypt iPhone backups, switching this feature off needs the password you set on it. What if the password is forgotten or unknown? Here you have 2 solutions: To recover or remove the password on iTunes backup.
The professional program iPhone Backup Unlocker, which is able to achieve these two functions, is the world’s first and only tool to help you get rid of encrypted iPhone backup. It is simple to use. Btw, it cannot remove password before, but after the update not long ago, you are allowed to remove the password directly with this software. Thus, you will be free to enjoy the iTunes restore of your iPhone.
How to Use iPhone Backup Unlocker to Remove Password to iTunes?
Note: iPhone Backup Unlocker is an application based on computer, not on iPhone. So you need to download and install it on your computer then operate on PC. And at present, it supports Windows PC only, if you are a Mac user, transfer the encrypted backup from Mac to a Windows PC (Your friend’s or family member’s) to decrypt it.
Learn more, please read how to unlock iPhone backup password on Mac. Now let’s get started to learn how to perform iPhone backup unlocker on Windows.
Step 1: Import encrypted backup files to iPhone backup unlocker. After you run the program on your computer, you will see the main interface and then you can see a button “Open”, click it, you will be led to the destination of backup files.
Step 2: Choose a proper attack for your iPhone backup cracking. 3 types are provided by this program: Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack, Dictionary Attack. Choose a proper one for yourself.
Step 3: Click “Start” after all preparation is done. The password unlocking process will take a few seconds to a few minutes depending on your computer condition and password complexity. Just wait it to display patiently.
If you want to use the iPhone Backup Unlocker to remove the password from your backup, please enter the password you just find for your encrypted backup file, then click “Decrypt” to remove the password from your iPhone backup. Your unlocked backup file will be stored under: \My Documents\iTunesRecovery.