Can i back up my iphone 4s if dont know my backup password?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JSmoove05, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

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    For my last back up I forgot the password if I restore my phone and back it up will it overwrite the last back up and it will have all my current data from my iphone?
     
  2. TechNGuide macrumors newbie

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    Once you restore, you're going to wipe everything out, including your password etc. But if you're on a password protected iPhone, you need to go on DFU before you are able to restore.

    As for your data, you can try iBackupBot [free] or PhoneView [paid, Mac only] to retrieve your data - messages, photos etc.

    Hope these informations help.
     
  3. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I dont have a password on the actual iphone it just says an encrypted password for the last back up in itunes which i forgot the password for. If i restore and back up will I be ok??
     
  4. TechNGuide macrumors newbie

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    Nope. It won't fix that password lock issue. Your Backup in iTunes is locked in.
     
  5. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes i understand but if I restore my phone right and back my current data with no password can I keep the current data on my iphone???
     
  6. TechNGuide macrumors newbie

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    Huh? If you backup now, then the data on your current iPhone will be backed up of course.
     
  7. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes I get it but I was nervous because I did not know the password of last back up i did on itunes. So if i restore and back up I will keep the current date and my phone???
     
  8. TechNGuide macrumors newbie

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    Ah. Now i know what you mean. Don't worry. Once you back up, the next time you restore, you can select the correct backup, sorted according to the time and date you backed it up.

    For safety measures, delete the previous backup you had in iTunes. That way you won't confuse the 'passcode locked' backup and the 'working' backup.
     
  9. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok just to confirm im going to restore my iphone 4s and back up the current data txt message contacts and photos. Whenever I get the iphone5 I set up from back up and all my data should be there? Sorry I have so many photos I would hate to lose them all.
     
  10. TechNGuide macrumors newbie

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    Yes, this way, your data will be bundled with the iTunes backup.
    You could also use iCloud to back it up to iCloud.

    Not jinxing the process, but if you can't restore from the backup for whatever reason, you can still use the two tools i've mentioned above to retrieve those data from the backup.

     
  11. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Why cant I uncheck this if I do a new back up that encryption box is still there I dont get it what am I doing wrong??
     
  12. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So what I did was back up my current iphone to try to use the back up on an old iphone 4 and its still asking me for a password when I go to update the iphone 4 can anyone help me with this. Why is the new back up asking me for a password so I can never back up my current iphone without a password???
     

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