How to Recover iTunes Backup Password

Tenorshare iBackupUnlocker is an outstanding iTunes backup password recovery tool for both Windows and Mac OS. It provides solutions for iOS device users to find lost or forgotten iTunes backup password and regain access to iTunes backup. There are 3 types of attack types to choose from, which improves the efficiency of decryption.

Step 1. Import iTunes Backup File

After download and installation, run Tenorshare iBackupUnlocker on your computer. Click "Add" and then double click on the file you lost password from the drop-down box.


Note: When click "Add" the program will automatically navigate to the folder containing backup files. If no backup file listed, click "Import backup files" to load your backup file manually.

Step 2. Choose Password Attack Type

Tenorshare iBackupUnlocker provides 3 types of attacks, namely Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack and Dictionary Attack. Select the most appropriate one to effectively retrieve iTunes backup file password.

1.Dictionary Attack

If the iTunes backup password is one of your frequently used password and you are not sure which it is, choose Dictionary Attack. You can set a text file with all possible passwords and import this text file to the program. Along with this text file, there will be a default dictionary, both of which are for the reference of the program.


2. Brute-force with Mask Attack

If you remember something about the password, say the length of the password, you can choose Brute-force with Mask Attack. The settings of this attack include Password Length, Character Range and Affix. Set these items can help you find lost password more quickly.

brute force with mask attack

3.Brute Force Attack

Brute-force Attack is a kind of attack that will try every possible combination of password. Choose this attack when you have no clue what the password may be, and there's no setting for this attack. However, this attack may take the longest time to find password.

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Step 3. Decrypt iTunes Backup Password

When all these are settled, click "Start". iBackupUnlocker will start to find password. During the decryption process, you are allowed to tap the stop icon if you have an emergency to deal with. When you are back, you can continue the decryption.

decrypt itunes backup password

The recovery time depends on password length, complexity and attack settings. Generally, password under 4 digits can be found very quickly. The longer your password is, the more time it takes. Once it is found, you'll see a pop-up window displaying your iTunes backup password.

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