How to Read iPhone Backup Files on Computer

Lots of people are very upset that they cannot read iPhone backup files on computer after they back up or sync your iPhone with iTunes.

Why you cannot access all the backup files?

You cannot access all the backup files because the iTunes backs up your iPhone contents into a file with unreadable database. So, it makes you difficult to get necessary information, especially when your iPhone is lost, stolen, or damaged.

iPhone Backup Viewer(iTunes Data Recovery) always has a good review. It helps you quickly extract iPhone backup in no time and allows you to view all the backup files. Free download this software on your computer first

How to use iPhone Backup Viewer?

Step 1: Free download the iPhone Backup Viewer (iTunes Data Recovery) on your computer.

Step 2: Run iPhone Backup Viewer (iTunes Data Recovery) on your PC. This software will detect and list all your iTunes backup files automatically. Select your iPhone backup file and click “Start Scan”.

Step 3: After scanning, you can select all the files to preview. This allows you to know what detailed files are backed up in iTunes. Select all or the ones you want to extract and save on computer, and then click “Recover” button to finish all the performance.

Step 4: Select a save path to save all the iPhone backup files on your computer with iPhone Backup Viewer( all text contents can be saved in .txt, .xls, .xml formats, and media contents like photos, voice memos, etc. in their original formats).This ensures all the files are transferred onto computer in high quality for you to view or even edit.

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Now, you can read iPhone backup files on computer! Maybe you also want to know about how to solve iTunes cannot read the contents of the iPhone !

Decrypt iTunes backup password for your iOS 8.3 device

There are so many smart user will encrypt their iTunes backup for security. However, it will be a big trouble that you forget or remember a wrong iTunes backup password when you need to restore data in iOS update, jailbreak, or other circumstances. I think you ever faced to this kind of trouble and know less about how to decrypt forgotten iTunes backup password. When I upgraed my iPhone 6 to iOS 8.3, I have got into this hot water,so I know something helpful for iTunes password decryption.

Helpful Tech 1: Try all possibility that you remember

When I found that I had forgot my password after iOS 8.3 update, I tried to do some guesses. Our passwords for decryption are related to something in daily life. In the process of trying, I think something possible combinations will recall you.

1.Try your Apple ID (inclduing iTunes store) password

2.Try your iOS device lockscreen number

3.Try your computer account password

4.Try all info about you and your love(birthday, graduation day, memorial Day,etc)


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Helpful Tech 2:Use iTunes backup password unlocker tool

However,sometime we need to face to unlucky thing—we exactly forgot the password. But, we don’t need to be dissappointed. A type of unlocking program can help us unlock iTunes backup password after iOS 8.3

iPhone Backup Unlocker is dedicated to recovering lost iTunes backup password for iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, and iPod, and enabling forensic access to address books, call logs, SMS archives, voice mail and email account settings, applications, and so on in these backups. Moreover, it ensures you no data loss or damage to your backup data.

It is more convenient to recover iTunes backup password with tool. And I can remember some words in password, so I set them in this program, decrytion will be faster.

Steps for iTunes password recovery with tool

Part 1. Recover iTunes Backup Password

Step 1.Select/Import iTunes Backup Key Container File to Decrypt

Step 2. Choose an Attack Type and Set the Attack Type Accordingly

Step 3. Decrypt iTunes Backup Password

Part 2. Remove iTunes Backup Password

Step 1. Select Encrypted iPhone backup file.

Step 2. Start to Remove iPhone backup password.

How to get back lost backup password for iPhone 6/6 Plus

“Jesus!!!” I forgot my iPhone 6 iTunes backup password. I just update my phone to iOS 8.2 and I want to restore my iPhone 6 data from iTunes! Help me, tell me how to get back my lost iPhone 6 backup password.”—come from real user

iPhone backup password lost is a big problem

Most people set a password for their iPhone backup file for privacy safety. However, password forgetting always happen to us. The worest is, there is no way to get back forgotten iPhone backup password officially. So, you need to find a way to help you decrypt your locked iPhone backup file.

Of course, this kind of decryption just use by youself who is the owner of backup file. Before decrytion, I think you can try any possible combination for password, such as Apple ID accouunt and password, birthday, or your other related number.


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How to recover iPhone 6/6 Plus backup password with tool

Finally, you may be tired to guess your password. And you think it it better that there is a tool can help you decrytp iPhone 6 backup password.

Tenorshare iPhone Backup Unlocker is a good helper to allow you unlock forgotten iPhone password easily and fastly.

Firstly, you need to import iTunes backup file that contain key to decrypt, after install iPhone Backup unlocker, and you launch this program, it will auto dectect your iTune backup files. If you can’t see the file in the list, you can import it manually.

And then,choose an attack type and set the sttack type accordingly. Tenorshare iPhone Backup Unlocker provides 3 kinds of attack types including Brute-force Attack,Brute-force with Mask Attack, Dictionary Attack to help you recover lost password for iPhone 6/6 Plus backup password.

Finally, just click “Start” botton to begin recovery.

Besides. iPhone Backup Unlocker can help you remove password from iPhone backup files. The steps are also easy, after importing backup file, you can click “Decrypt” to remove passoword.

How to Encrypt iOS iTunes Backup to Secure Your Data

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Why Do We Need to Encrypt Our Data in iTunes Backup

To restore iPhone, iPad, iPod touch from backup is easy and it is always the first thought to us whenever we lost our data on iPhone or iPhone is broken/stolen. Plenty of users have thanked for those times when they have lost their phones and other devices and manage to get their precious data back from the backup.

Sure, we store some very important data along with our social identities and contacts on our phones, tablets and iPod. So sometimes we are sensitive to fear that our information to be leaked to other people. If we store iPhone data to iCloud, it will be protected with the iCloud login password and other people won’t access it without the password.

But, when you copy/backup your data to computer with iTunes, the protection won’t be kept by default. If you want to keep the data in the iTunes backup secure and private, you should set the encryption for the backup files. Or anyone with an access to your computer will have the access to your iTunes backup file. Here what I mean is not to access the data in the backup file directly, it is, anyone can restore their device from the backup files not encrypted.

Especially in the events when some intruder gains physical access to your computer or your system gets stolen, then all of the backed up data from your iOS device will at complete mercy of that person – if it is not encrypted. Hence it is important to encrypt iPhone backup or any iOS device for that matter.

Why iTunes Backup Files Can’t be Accessed Directly?

I have mentioned that the data in the iTunes backup can’t be accessed directly from the backup file. It is because the data backed up with iTunes is saved on computer as SQLITE_DB files. This file format can’t be viewed without special data extractor software.

However, if you are unlucky to lose or break iOS device and want to restore data from iTunes backup, this iTunes data extractor is necessary. It is able to extract the backup from iTunes backup without iPhone or other device. So this is especially great when your device is not available but need the data urgently.

How to Set iPhone Backup Encryption to Ensure Data Safety?

Yeah, iTunes backup data can’t be viewed directly from the backup file though, it can be restored to iOS devices or extracted by iTunes data extractor if there is no encryption on it. This is especially dangerous when confidential files are in the backup. So how can we set an encryption on it manually to ensure data security?

As a matter of fact, protecting iOS iTunes backup is pretty simple and easy. The procedure works the same in Mac OX and Windows.

1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes

2. Select your iPhone according to the name you give it in the iTunes sidebar.

3. Under the “Summary” tab, scroll down to ‘Options’

3. Click the checkbox next to “Encrypt iPhone backup” which will bring up a screen to set an encrypted backup password.

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Set password to encrypt iTunes backup

Note: Don’t forget to enter a strong password and write down this password in case of forgeting it. For Mac users with complex passwords, or if you want the option to recover lost encrypted backup passwords, you’ll need to check the box for “Remember this password in Keychain”. What that does is make the password remembered by Keychain which is then guarded by the system-wide administrator password. The keychain option is not available to Windows users.

Do not forget this password! Without it, you will not be able to access iTunes backup, neither can you restore iTunes backup to iOS device, nor can you extract the data with iTunes data extractor. Likewise, you will need to enter the password anytime you restore your iPhone iTunes backup. In worst case that you forgot or lost iTunes backup password, use a tool named iPhone backup unlocker to try to unlock the iPhone backup password.