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Forgot iTunes backup pasword, how can I unlock it?

Jimsbandy

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Hello, I'm new here for help, I can't access to my iTunes backup, I forgot the password and can't remember it at all, I erased all content and settings on my iPhone by accident and now I can't restore my previoius iTunes backup, I want to unlock iTunes or recover the password, how ? ? ?
 

eyoungren

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Can't really help you with that.

But I'm always curious about the people who "accidentally" Erase All Contents and Settings.

Considering that there's several prompts that require you to press OK in order to even start that process, I always wonder what people are thinking (or not) when presented with all those prompts.
 
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Givmeabrek

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Pretty sure you have to enter your password in order to Erase All Contents and Settings....

Edit: Now that I think of it that's probably not the same password.
 
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bufffilm

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Answer the security questions and you can reset the password on the account... otherwise you're out of luck.
 
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noobinator

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OP is talking about a password protected backup I think, not the LogIn once you restore your phone.

With that being said, I don't believe there is a way to recover the backup.
 
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bufffilm

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OP is talking about a password protected backup I think, not the LogIn once you restore your phone.

With that being said, I don't believe there is a way to recover the backup.

Whoops, I missed that part of it ...you're absolutely right.
 
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daijholt

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Hello, I'm new here for help, I can't access to my iTunes backup, I forgot the password and can't remember it at all, I erased all content and settings on my iPhone by accident and now I can't restore my previoius iTunes backup, I want to unlock iTunes or recover the password, how ? ? ?
Can't be done I'm afraid. The backup encryption is air tight. Unless you somehow remember the password, you're never restoring that backup.
 
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Dentienly

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Dec 17, 2015
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Thanks for all replies, but I really can't remember at all, are there some software can crack the iTunes backup?
 
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uricili

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The only workable method is to guess all the possible combinations. There is no other way around. Do it yourself or use auto program to do that. Check out this itunes backup password recovery tutorial, it should do some help. As there are positive reviews from the users.
 
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melman101

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Let this be a teaching moment. Download a password manager and start storing your passwords. If you want to get fancy, let it generate random passwords and have them save it.

Before I had 1password I used the iCloud Keychain :)
 
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bruinsrme

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These threads are amusing. How can it be that you forget a password? Seriously.

I forgot my password for a credit card.
Oh wait, I was suffering from a concussion.
8 days later I remembered it. Bet your butt that I now have a password list.
 
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coney718

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There's no way you can erase all your content and settings by "accident". It asks "are you sure" at multiple times before it erases. This whole post is suspect.
 
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noobinator

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I know that...I question whether it's really necessary for encrypted backups when it's your phone that we're talking about. Just saying...

I agree with you that I don't care if my backups are encrypted but if you want to save your health data it forces you to use encryption.
 
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posguy99

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I know that...I question whether it's really necessary for encrypted backups when it's your phone that we're talking about. Just saying...

If you want email passwords backed up, you have to encrypt the backup. Do you want your passwords in an unencrypted backup?
 
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