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How to Stop iTunes from Asking for iPhone Backup Password

If you forgot or don’t know the iTunes backup password, iTunes will pop up a window asking for password when you try to do restore iTunes backup or turn off the encryption. If you wan to stop iTunes from asking for password, you may need to retrieve the correct password to unlock your backup file.

How to Recover iTunes Backup Password on Windows PC

iTunes Password Refixer is very powerful and useful iTunes backup password recovery software, it can help you find iTunes backup password. If you are using a Windows computer, just follow exact steps below:

Step 1: Download and install iTunes Password Refixer onto your computer.

Step 2: Click Open button to import backup file.

If iTunes backup file isn't listed on list, you need click Add File button to add it by yourself.

Add iTunes backup files

Go to the following path, open Backup folder, then select Manifest.plist file to add it.

"C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup".

Open Apple Backup file path

Step 3: Choose one password attack type, and define relevant settings.

If you still remember part of your password, Mask or Dictionary attack might be your good choice. If you have forgotten your password completely, just use the default Brute-force attack. Selecting an appropriate password attack type can effectively retrieve iTunes backup file's password, see how-to guide to learn more.

Step 4: Click the Start to start recovering the password.

Start to find iTunes backup password

When the correct password is found, your backup password will be listed there.

Use iTunes file password

How to Recover iTunes Backup Password on Mac

If you are using a Mac, there are 2 options to find and recover the forgotten iTunes backup password. The details steps see in 2 ways to recover iTunes backup password on Mac.

How to stop iTunes from asking for backup password

Connect your iPhone to your computer and start iTunes. Under the Backups section, click Restore Backup box. Enter the encryption password that you have retrieved.

Enter recovered password

If you don't like to enter password each time you restore backup, you can turn off the encryption.