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How to Recover Data without iPhone Backup Password

To protect the security of iPhone data, some users may choose to set the password and encrypt iTunes backup. However, accidents often happen without preparation. You may forget the password of encrypted iTunes backup or you just wan to access data with iPhone backup password. Then, what can you do to solve this problem? Our guide today will discuss how to encrypt your iPhone backup, as well as how to recover data without iPhone backup password.

Part 1: How to Encrypt iPhone Backup in iTunes


iTunes provides you the easy way to encrypt iPhone backup when you make the backup in iTunes. If you did not know how to do it, below is the specific steps.

Step 1 Turn on Encrypt Backup

Open iTunes on your PC, if you have the previous version of iTunes, update it to the latest version. Then connect your iPhone to iTunes via USB cable. After connecting, click the connected device and choose "Summary" on the left column. On the Backup section of the screen, tick "Encrypt iPhone Backup".

Step 2 Set up A Password

A window pops up and requires you to create a password for your iPhone backup. Enter the password and make sure you remember or keep the password safely cause without the password, you are unable to recover your iTunes backups as well as turn off the Encrypt Backup feature.

Step 3 Check If Your iPhone Backup is Encrypted

After you have set the password, iTunes will immediately begin to make a encoded backup of your iPhone and encrypt your previous backups. You may go to "Edit" > "Preference" > "Device" and make sure your backups are encrypted with a lock icon.

Tip: The Encrypt backup feature in iTunes locks and encodes your information. Encrypted iTunes backups can include information that unencrypted iTunes backups don't:
-Your saved passwords
-Website history
-Wi-Fi settings
-Health data

Note: There is no way to recover your information or turn off Encrypt Backup if you lose or forget the password.

Part 2: How to Recover Data without iPhone Backup Password


If you unfortunately forget your iPhone backup password, luckily, you could make the backup in iCloud, and recover these data via iRefone.

iRefone, as the iPhone data recover tool, which enables you to recover both deleted and existing data on your iPhone from your iCloud backup. Besides iCloud backup, this software also supports to recover data directly from iPhone/iPad/iPod and iTunes backup. It enables to recover data like photos, messages, notes, contacts, call history, wechat, whatsapp and more. Free download this software and follow below steps to recover data without iPhone backup password.



Step 1. Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” as recovery mode. Then you will see the interface below. Log in to iCloud account with Apple ID and password.



Step 2. After log into iCloud account, the program can find all iCloud backup backup files in your iCloud account. Choose one iCloud backup you need to recover data and click “Download” to start the download of your iCloud backup.



Step 3. When the downloading is finished, it will ask you choose the data you want to preview, just choose the icon of the data that you need to retrieve.



Step 4. Preview these data in the software and choose these one you need to recover to PC.

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