Backup & Restore

What Is The Default Password for iPhone Restore from Backup

"I backed up my iPhone with iTunes last week, did not use a password but when I came to restore today iTunes keeps asking for backup password! I am stuck without this restore... Is there a default password to unlock iPhone backup password? Please help!!!"

iTunes asks for a password to unlock a backup that you never set? Sometimes you remembered that you haven't set a password for your backup file but iTunes keeps asking for it. This may be due to you have a corporate MS Exchange account, and your account administrator installed a security policy that requires the phone (and its backup) to be encrypted. And iTunes sets a password for your backup without your know.

What Is The Default Password for iTunes Backup?

iTunes may just take a random password off your computer and attached itself to it. Blow are the common passwords used to unlock encrypted iTunes backup password

  • The 6/4 digit unlock code for your iPhone.
  • The password of your iTunes Store account.
  • The password of your iCloud account.
  • 0000, sometimes the default password is in fact, 0000.
  • The password once you used to encrypt your backup file
  • Windows login password.
  • Other password such as email password, MS Exchange account password

So if iTunes may ask for a password you never set. Firstly, try those possible password to unlock your backup files.

Default iTunes Backup Password not Working? How to Unlock Encrypted iPhone Backup File?

After trying every possible password but still cannot decrypt your backup files. Then comes to iPhone backup unlocker's work. Tenorshare 4uKey - iTunes Backup is an efficient and professional tool that can easily help you find the right password to iTunes backup.

  • Recover forgotten iTunes backup password quickly.
  • Remove iTunes backup encryption in minutes.
  • 3 powerful password attack types: Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack and Dictionary Attack.
  • 3 easy steps: Load backups - Select attack type - Recover password
  • GPU Acceleration Boosts Computing Power by 30X Faster, Suppot Multi-core CPU
  • Work with all iOS devices: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6 (Plus), iPhone 5s/5c/5/4s, iPad, iPod touch.
  • Compatible with all versions of iTunes backup.

To get started, free download iPhone Backup Unlocker on your PC with the encrypted backup file stored.

Step 1. Run 4uKey - iTunes Backup on your computer and select "Retrieve iTunes backup password" from the main interface.

import encrypted itunes backup

Step 2. Then all iTunes backups on this computer will be listed. Select the backup you wanted by double-clicking it.

backup list

Step 3. Select an attack type from Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack and Dictionary Attack to unlock your iPhone backup files.

attack mode

Step 4. Click on "Start" to recover your lost iPhone backup password. After several minutes, your password will be listed in the File Opening Password Box.

password found

So, we have shared the default iPhone backup password and an efficient way to find lost password to iPhone backup if the iPhone backup password default doesn't work. And you can also to use 4uKey - iTunes Backup to remove iTunes backup encryption if you don't need to encrypt your later iTunes backup files.

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Updated on / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iTunes Backup Follow @Jenefey Aaron

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