How to disable iTunes backup Password on PC/Mac
"I am upgrading my iphone X to iOS 12. Before I backed up my phone on iTunes. I am now going through the setup process and it is at the "Restore from iTunes Backup" step. I connect to iTunes and iTunes is prompting me for a password to "unlock your iPhone backup file."
You may be asked to enter the password to unlock your iPhone backup when you want to restore your iOS devices from iTunes backup, and the worst thing is you've forgotten the password for that encrypted file. Below are two easy ways for you to disable iTunes backup encryption, even if you can't remember your passcode.
Part 1. Disable iTunes Backup Encryption with The Password.
Connect your iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod) to iTunes and click Backup, then input your password in the pop-up window. After that, deselected the "Encrypt iPhone Backup Password". Next time you sync iPhone, iPad or iPod to a computer, it won't popup any more.
Part 2. Disable Encrypt iPhone Backup without Password.
It is said that 80% iOS users forgot iTunes backup password and many of them think that it's the same as Apple ID password. Without the password, you cannot restore data from your backup file and cannot turn off iTunes encryption.
If you are looking for a iPhone backup password recovery tool, Tenorshare 4uKey - iTunes Backup might be a good choice. It can easily help you recover iTunes backup password and disable iTunes backup encryption settings as well.
To recover iTunes backup password:
Step 1. Download and Install this iTunes backup password finder and select "Retrieve iTunes backup password" from the main interface.
Step 2. Choose the file you want to decrpt and Choose a password recovery method from: Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack and Dictionary Attack.
Step 3. Click "Start" to decrypt iTunes Backup Password. You will get your password when it's finished.
To disable iTunes backup encryption:
Step 1. Run 4uKey - iTunes Backup and from the main interface, select "Remove Backup Encryption Settings". Connect your iPhone to your computer with an USB cable
Step 2. Click "Start" button to start removing the backup encryption settings. It will take a few seconds during this process.
That's all about how to disable iTunes backup encryption without password. You can also turn off iTunes backup encryption by resetting all setting on iPhone if you are using iOS 11 or later version. But in this way you can only remove iTunes backup encryption setttings and you still cannot restore data from your old encrypted backup file