Encrypted Backup Questions

california_kid

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Sep 9, 2016
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I have saved my iPhone backup encryption password on my keychain and use that every time I do an encrypted backup. I don't believe there is any way to see what my current password is so is the only way to make sure I know the password is to change it? If yes, then what happens to my older backups that used the previous password? Do the older backups get updated to the new password?

There has to be an easier way to do this each time we restore to a new phone.
 

california_kid

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Original poster
Sep 9, 2016
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San Francisco
Yep that use to work but as of the latest iTunes on my brand new MacBook pro, I can not find the backup file using any of the prior file names or locations. The file does exist somewhere since I can see the date stamp of the backup in iTunes devices. But according the the support page, changing the current password DOES NOT update the passwords of your prior backups so I got that question answered.
 

Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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Yes. Changing the password of one backup does not automatically update it across every others. Because of this exact reason I lost one backup cause it was using a different password.