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How to Unlock iPhone Backup

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Part 1. Recover iTunes Backup Password
Part 2. Remove iTunes Backup Password
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How to Use iPhone Backup Unlocker

Tenorshare iPhone Backup Unlocker is an outstanding password recovery tool, providing solutions for iOS device users to find lost or forgotten iTunes backup password and regain access to iTunes backup. It offers 3 types of attacks to choose from, which improves the efficiency of decryption.

Part 1. Recover iTunes Backup Password

iPhone Backup Unlocker can help you recover lost password to unlock iPhone, iPad, iPod touch backup instantly.

Step 1.Select/Import iTunes Backup Key Container File to Decrypt

After download and installation, run Tenorshare iPhone Backup Unlocker on your PC. To decrypt iTunes backup, what really matters is the file with extension manifest.plist.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 file to load your backup file manually.

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Step 2. Choose an Attack Type and Set the Attack Type Accordingly

Tenorshare 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.

I. 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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II. 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.

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III. 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.

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Step 3. Decrypt iTunes Backup Password

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

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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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Part 2. Remove iTunes Backup Password

iPhone Backup Unlocker also can powerfully delete password for your encrypted iPhone, iPad, iPod touch backup file, which iTunes can't do.

Step 1. Select Encrypted iPhone backup file.

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 iPhone 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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