How to Solve ‘Enter the Password to Unlock Your iPhone Backup’

In certain situations, you may have to or want to restore your iPhone to the previous backup or maybe you have a new iPhone and want to restore it from the backup from your old phone, and iTunes requires to enter the password to unlock your iPhone backup, but you don’t recall that you had encrypted that backup with password. First of all, we have to explain why iTunes requires a password to unlock your desired backup.

Apple is taking the privacy of the users very seriously and that is the main reason that you cannot share data and files as easy as your Android equals. iTunes is encrypting data while is backing it up. This is the reason that you are asked to enter a password to unlock your backups. And if you have also problems like this, we will help you to fix it in this how-to article.

Enter the password to unlock your iPhone backup
Enter the password to unlock your iPhone backup

Method #1. Try All Possible Passwords That You Can Recall.

When you will get “Enter the Password to Unlock Your iPhone Backup” message you must try everything that you can think in order to decrypt the previous backup of your old or previous iPhone data. The range of the passwords can be from any of the following:
– Your Apple ID password or iTunes Store.
– Blank Password.
– Any special numbers like anniversaries, birthdays or any dates that are important for you.
– Common numbers and default iTunes backup passwords like 0000, 1111, 12345, etc.
– The Windows Administrator password.
But this list from above can mean nothing, mostly your password depends on you.

Method #2. Ask Your Friends or Family Members.

If you are not able to recall the particular password to unlock and decrypt iPhone backup, then maybe it is possible that you didn’t set it up. Maybe someone of your friends or family set it up or maybe you told someone or sent that password to them. So perhaps asking them is the best possible solution in order to find your lost password.

Method #3. Use Recovery Tools for iPhone Backup.

Maybe this is the quickest way to solve Enter the Password to Unlock Your iPhone Backup but this can be an also risky solution because there are many tools for recovery that are available online but the problem is that not all of them are helpful and can be trusted. You must be sure and check what are you going to use from these online software tools. The best possible way, in order to be sure, the tool that you are going to use is good enough is to read reviews from other users. These tools for recovery can be found on Google or maybe iTunes.

Method #4. Make an iCloud Backup.

iCloud Backup
iCloud Backup

This is the easiest method to solve ‘Enter the Password to Unlock Your iPhone Backup’. If you have tried all the methods from above but nothing works you will solve your problem with this one for sure. If you had all your data backed up previously on your iCloud, then you will be able to use it without finding out your iTunes backup encrypted with a password.


Kevin Arrows

Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.
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