Turning off iTunes backup encryption w/o the iPhone

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  1. errand macrumors newbie

    errand

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    I need to turn off the encryption for iTunes to run a recovery program. Is there a way to do that without the device being connected? We lost our voicemails switching providers and need to try to recover them from a backup on iTunes that the program cannot access with an encryption password on it. I don't want to attach the phone in question a risk an auto-synch wiping out the previous back up.
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

    Shirasaki

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    In Mac, you can archive the previous backup to prevent it from being overwritten. In windows, you can manually rename backup folder to prevent it from being overwritten.

    And, there are programs that can read encrypted backup. However I don’t know if they can help you to recover voicemails.

    Regarding to your question in title, there is no way to turn off encrypted backup on your iPhone. But you can turn off encrypted backup on your Mac or windows computer without connecting to your device.
     
  3. errand thread starter macrumors newbie

    errand

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    How do I archive a previous backup?
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

    Shirasaki

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    Here is the step of archiving backup in Mac.


    Here is the step of archiving backup on windows.
     
  5. errand thread starter macrumors newbie

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