Encrypted Backup - Never Set Password!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by countmacula, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. countmacula, Nov 8, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2014

    countmacula macrumors newbie


    Aug 19, 2014
    Apparently this is a common problem. Backup somehow becomes encrypted when I never set a password, and I've tried every past password on my iPhone I remember without success.

    I can't decrypt the backup and I can't do an unencrypted backup without that unknown password short of restoring the phone.

    I can no longer walk around with an iPhone that essentially not backed up!

    How do I manually backup my iPhone including call details and SMSes so that I can restore the phone and get a fresh unencrypted backup on iTunes?
  2. bt22 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
    countmacula, were you ever able to get this resolved?
  3. mrwalleyeman macrumors member


    Feb 5, 2010
    Eastern Wa
    i had the same issue when I backed up my iPhone 6s plus, before buying the iphone 7 plus. When I hooked up my iPhone 7 Plus to my macbook pro, to set up my phone like it was on the iPhone 6s Plus it asked me for the password that I never set up for the encrypted backup. I also tried several different passwords then I tried the password to log on to my MacBook pro and BAM it started to restore my backup onto the new device.

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