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.