How to reset backup encryption on iPhone

IPhone backup password protects user data if backup falls into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, many users have long forgotten the codes set for encryption and, if necessary, simply will not get access to their backups.


When you need a backup password


The backup encryption password is needed when trying to recover data, if you do not save it in a keychain when creating a backup. When restoring the iPhone to another computer.

The backup password is required when using third-party utilities for working with iOS backups.

If you forget the encryption password, the value of the system backup drops significantly.

How to reset backup password


1. On iPhone, go to Settings – General – Reset and activate Reset All Settings .

2. Confirm the action by entering the system lock password.

3. It will reset the changed settings such as the location of the icons, the brightness of the display and others. Along with the parameters, the backup password will be reset.

The next time you connect to iTunes, you need to create a new password to create a backup with encryption.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]In this way, it will not be possible to access data from old backups, but new ones will be created with an already known password.[/perfectpullquote]

It is worth noting that this method works on devices running iOS 11 and newer. On older versions of the system such a trick will not work.

We recommend resetting your backup password right now, if you don’t remember it or save it in a keychain.

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