Accidentally forgot iPhone backup password, how to get it back?

Problem: I forgot iPhone backup password, how do i get the password again to restore my data? I have to recover my lost music, photos, contacts and so on.
It is not a commonplace for every iPhone owner out there, but definitely has happened to quite a few of us. Because there are more an more sensitive information we need to keep them secret many of us set a complex password for the backup files. After leaving them alone for a long time, we come back to use it only to find the password we put in is just incorrect and don’t know what information the password includes. So we have lost all the data in the backup files? Of course not, many smart heads have invented a lot kinds of iPhone backup password unlocker software. For example Tenorshare iPhone Backup unlocker, this tool is a professional program which is designed to help recover forgotten iPhone Backup password with effect. For the next part I will show you how to use this iPhone backup password remover.

Part 1: System Requirements and Supported iPhone Device

System Requirements

Supported OS:Windows 8.1/Windows 8/Windows 7/Vista/Windows XP (64&32 bits)

CPU: 1GHz (32 bit or 64 bit)

RAM: 256 MB or more of RAM (1024MB Recommended)

Hard Disk Space: 200 MB free space and above

GPU: NVIDIA G80+ (GT8600 to GTX590)


Supported iPhone Device

iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5S/5C/5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G

Part 2: How to Use iPhone Backup Unlocker to Recover iPhone Backup Password

Step 1: Choose and import the encrypted backup file
Firstly, download, install and launch Tenorshare iPhone Backup Unlocker on a workable Windows PC. Then Click “Add” and double click on the file you lost password from the drop-down box. If no backup file listed, click Import backup file to load your backup file manually.

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Step 2: Select an Attack Mode to Unlock the password
There are 3 attack modes for you to choose in the program. You can choose one according to your issue:
I. Brute-force Attack

If you don’t have any information about the password you can choose this mode. But it will cost you much time to do this because it will try every possible combination of the password.
II. Brute-force with Mask Attack

This mode will help you recover your password easily provided that you can provide some information about the password length,character range and affix.
III. Dictionary Attack

If the password is one of the frequently used passwords you can select this mode. Set a text file which includes all the possible passwords and then import this file to the program. The tool will quickly help you find the right one.


Step 3: Proceeding to Recover iPhone Backup password
After select the attack mode click “Start”. Then iPhone Backup unlocker will start to find the password. If every thing goes well you will see a pop-up window displaying your iPhone backup password within a few minutes.


That is one of the easiest way to help those who forgot iPhone backup password. If the same issue occurs to you don’t hesitate to follow the steps above to get back the password. Any problem please leave a comment below.