How to Use iPhone Backup Unlocker

iPhone Backup Unlocker is a professional and outstanding tool which features on recovering your forgotten, lost iTunes backup password. After decryption, you can regain access to iTunes backup and restore your iPhone, iPad, iPod from the backup file freely. You can also apply it to remove your iTunes backup password, which iTunes can’t do.

Follow the overall guide of using iPhone Backup Unlocker as below:

Part I: Recover encrypted iTunes backup password

Step 1. Import iTunes Backup key Container File to Decrypt

Download, install and run iPhone Backup Unlocker. You will get the main interface. To decrypt iTunes backup, what really matters is the file with extension manifest.plist. With smart automation, the program will detect and find directory of the backup files automatically. Click "Add" and then double click on the file you lost password from the drop-down box.

Note: You can also go the backup folder manually by clicking "Import backup files" and navigating the backup file. The location of the files differs from your Windows operating system.

Windows 8.1/8: Users>USERNAME>AppData>Roaming>Apple Computer>MobileSync>Backup
Windows 7/Vista: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

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Step 2. Choose an Attack Type

iPhone Backup Unlocker 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.

A: Brute-force Attack

If you can't remember anything about your password, choose "Brute-force Attack", the program will try all possible combinations. No settings are required, but this attack takes relatively longer time.

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B: Brute-force with Mask Attack

If you can still remember some clues about your password you set before, select "Brute-force with Mask Attack", then click ""Settings" to define the settings such as password length, character set and affix set according to the clues you can remember.

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C: Dictionary Attack

Dictionary attack is intended to seek the possible password based on a dictionary. This dictionary can be the integrated one or the one you provide. If you select Dictionary Attack, you also need to click "Settings" to move forward.

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Step 3. Start to Decrypt iTunes Backup Password

When all these are settled, click "Start". During the process of password recovery, you are allowed to tap "Stop" if you have an emergency to deal with. The attacking results will be saved to resume recovery without re-attacking.

Within minutes, your iTunes backup password will be recovered successfully.

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Part II: Remove iTunes Backup Password

Step 1. Enter Password

Click "Add" and the program will detect and find directory of the backup file automatically. Then click "Enter" button next to the file you want to remove password.

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Step 2: Start to Remove iTunes Backup Password

Enter the password you just find for your encrypted backup file and click Decrypt to remove the password from your iPhone backup. Your unlocked backup file will be stored under: \My Documents\iTunesRecovery.

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No more searching for ways to recover forgotten iTunes backup password. Use iPhone Backup Unlocker, which is quite effective and easy-to-use.

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