How to Recover Data Without iPhone Backup Password
Data security is a big concern to every body. So it is a great thing that Apple adds
Encrypt Backup feature to iTunes so that we could use password to protect and
encrypt our iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch backups. However, it happens when we forget
the password of our iPhone backup and since there is no "find your password"
option, we have no way to recover the backup. Therefore, this post is not just about
how to encrypt your iPhone backup, but also how to recover your iPhone data
without backup password.
Part 1: Encrypt iPhone Backup in iTunes
It is very easy to encrypt your iPhone backups in iTunes. You just need to turn on the
Encrypt Backup feature, set up a password and check if the encryption feature is
enabled successfully. Here is the specific steps.
Step 1 Turn on Encrypt Backup
Open iTunes on your PC, if you have the previous version of iTunes, update it to the
latest version. Then connect your iPhone to iTunes via USB cable. After connecting,
click the connected device and choose "Summary" on the left column. On the Backup
section of the screen, tick "Encrypt iPhone Backup".
Step 2 Set up A Password
A window pops up and requires you to create a password for your iPhone backup.
Enter the password and make sure you remember or keep the password safely cause
without the password, you are unable to recover your iTunes backups as well as turn
off the Encrypt Backup feature.
After you have set the password, iTunes will immediately begin to make a encoded
backup of your iPhone and encrypt your previous backups. You may go to "Edit" >
"Preference" > "Device" and make sure your backups are encrypted with a lock icon.
When your iTunes backups are encrypted, the backups are not just locked by
passwords but also include information that backups without a password don't have:
Your saved passwords
Part 2: Recover Data Without iPhone Backup Password
If you unfortunately forget your iPhone backup password, you can still get the data
back by recovering the data from a iCloud backup via FonePaw iPhone Data
FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery enables you to recover both deleted and existing
data on your iPhone from your iCloud backups. Unlike using iPhone to recover a
backup, you don't have to erase the data currently on your phone in order to restore
a iCloud backup. With the FonePaw program, you can keep your current data while
selectively recover the data you need from your previous iCloud backup.
Free download the program and have a new experience of iCloud backup recovery.
Step 1 Sign in Your iCloud Account
Start the FonePaw program on your computer, on its mainpage, navigate to
"Recover from iCloud Backup File" and sign in with your iCloud account.
Step 2 Choose File Types to Recover
After signing in, you'll see all your iCloud backups. Find the one you need and click
"Download" button. From the pop-up window, choose the file types that you want
to recover. For example, if you only need the photos from the backup, you may tick
"Camera Roll", "Photo Library" and "App Photos" to recover only the photos. Click
"Next" to continue.
Step 3 View Your Backup Files can still get the data
The program will get your backup quickly and display the files you need in different
folders. Choose different folders to view the files. If the data information is red, it
means this file is deleted from your iPhone. Tick all the files you need and click the
"Recover" button on the bottom right corner. The data you need will be recovered
and stored on your computer.
Recovering data with FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery is easy and effective. Have this
software installed on your computer, you don't have to worry about data loss