[Fixed] How to Restore without iPhone Backup Password?

2023-10-13 11:46:37/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Recovery Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

Q: Need to restore iPhone but iTunes backup password forgotten

"I need to restore my iPhone 6S with iTunes. The backup file was encrypted so I tried a few password sets commonly used by myself. However, none of them was correct. For my case, is it possible recover my iPhone with that password-locked iTunes backup file? Thanks."

Data security is very important for most of people nowadays, so Apple adds "Encrypt iPhone Backup" feature to iTunes so that we can set up passcodes to protect and encrypt the backup files of iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. However, we might forget the passwords of the iPhone backup at times. Since there is no "Find your password" option and we can not recover the backup files, how do you recover data without iPhone backup password? Just read on to find out the answer.

how to restore without iphone backup password

Part 1. How to Remove iPhone Backup Passcode?

Since the iPhone backup files is locked now and needs to enter the password to unlock your iPhone backup at first, or your iPhone can't be restored from the iPhone backup with iTunes.

You might want to reset iTunes password, however, there is only one way to remove iTunes encrypted backup password by resetting iPhone to factory settings, which will erase all data and settings on your iPhone. So please be sure to backup your iPhone before restoring your iPhone to default settings.

To factory reset your iPhone, you can go to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Erase All Content and Settings" > "Erase iPhone" on your iPhone. After restoring, your iPhone will be restarted and you can retrieve data from iTunes or iCloud backup files onto your iPhone.

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Part 2. Recover Data from iCloud Backup without iPhone Backup Passcode

If you forget your iPhone backup password, you can retrieve the iPhone data from iCloud backup file with the help of iCloud Backup Extractor software for all generations of iPhone/iPad/iPod, including iPhone 14/14 Pro/14 Pro Max/14 Plus, iPhone 13/13 Pro (Max)/13 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 11, iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5S/SE, iPad Pro, the new iPad, iPad Air, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPod touch and etc.

With this powerful and reliable program, you can restore your iPhone data without iPhone backup password, including both of existing and deleted contents from your iOS device. Importantly, unlike recovering a backup on iPhone directly, this professional program enables you to selectively or wholly restore data from an iCloud backup without erasing the currently data on your iPhone. What's more, before restoring, you can freely preview and select the files you need to recover from iCloud backup.

Now, please free download the program in Mac or Windows version and start to restore iPhone without iPhone backup password. (Or you can also learn how to recover data from iPhone directly here.)

Here is how to recover iPhone data from iCloud backup without iPhone backup password:

Step 1. Sign into iCloud account

Launch the above program after downloading and installing it on your computer, then turn to "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode. Here you are required to log to iCloud with your Apple ID and passwords.

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Step 2. Select an iCloud backup to download

Entering your iCloud account, you will see a list of iCloud backup files for different iOS devices. Please select an iCloud backup of your iPhone and click "Download" option to download it.

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Step 3. Select wanted data to Recover

After downloading the iCloud backup, you will see all files from iCloud backup displaying in different categories. You can visit any file folder to select the items you want for restoration, such as contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, app data and etc. After selection, please hit "Recover" button to get them back from iCloud backup immediately.

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Thus you have successfully restore iPhone without iPhone backup passcode right now. Cool, right? Please don't hesitate to download the program on your computer and recover the lost or deleted data from your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

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Alleny Gavin
Alleny GavinChief Editor
A chief editor at MobiKin, brings over a decade of experience in technical writing and holds a B.A. in English Literature. With a background as a Project Manager in the IT industry, he has authored 1000+ articles on, offering expert solutions for iOS issues. Gavin, a tech enthusiast, effortlessly recommends software with passion and extensive expertise in smartphones and software.
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