Access encrypted iPhone backup file
“How do I recover my forgotten iPhone backup encryption password? I had been trying to reset the password when I realized that I can’t even remember the actual password that we set while I setup my iPhone. I tried everything but nothing works. Honestly I’m really stuck. Does anyone know a way with this in mind?”
More than often, iPhone users have problems like this one. Now I will offer you a way to find the encryption password for iPhone backup.
iTunes is Asking for A Password When Restoring? What to Do?
When you want to access the backup file for restoration, only to be asked the encryption password by iTunes again and again, you may get angry, aha~ You forgot your iTunes backup password! But don’t be angry. Adopt the way and the specific steps below to recover it.
Procedures on How to Access Encrypted Backup on Your iPhone 5
Firstly, Tenorshare iPhone Backup Password Recovery Software is recommended to download. When install it aright, run it, then comes the following procedures:
Procedure 1: Import iTunes Backup Key Container File made from your iPhone 5
There is an “Open” button in the main interface. Click it to import the encrypted iTunes backup files.
Procedure 2: Choose a Right Attack Type and Set the Attack Type Accordingly
Three types are offered for us to choose from. Namely, they are “Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack, Dictionary Attack”.
Brute-force Attack is a kind of attack that will try every possible combination of password. Choose this attack when you have no clue what the password may be, and there’s no setting for this attack. However, this attack may take the longest time to find password.
If you remember something about the password, say, the length of the password, you could choose Brute-force with Mask Attack. The settings of this attack include Password Length, Character Range and Affix. Set these items could help you find lost password more quickly.
If the iTunes backup password is one of your frequently used password and you are not sure which it is, choose Dictionary Attack. You could set a text file with all possible passwords and import this text file to the program. Along with this text file, there will be a default dictionary, both of which are for the reference of the program.
Note: In order to improve the decryption efficiency, you had better choose a right type accordingly.
Procedure 3: Start to unlock iTunes Backup Password
When all these are settled, click “Start”. iPhone Backup Unlocker will start to find password. During the decryption process, you are allowed to tap “Stop” if you have an emergency to deal with. When you are back, you could continue the decryption.
A few while later, you will see your password displaying in a pop up window. Then you can use it to access your iPhone 5 backup.
How Can You Retrieve Lost iPhone Backup Password With Other Free Way?
find password in keychain
If you backup your iPhone 5 on Mac, you can try the following method.
1.Open Keychain Access via searching Keychain Access in the spotlight search. A window will prompt.
2.Enter “iPhone Backup” in the Keychain Access search box.
3.Click your iPhone Backup name twice from the listed name.
4.Click the show password checkbox.
5.Input your “login” keychain password, sometimes, the password may be your administrator password. Then click “Allow”, the backup password will be showed in the textbox.
Every day, there are lots of iPhone users ask for solution online to help them get lost iPhone backup encryption! The above measure may be known for many Apple iDevice users, but it may not work for all users!