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Forgot iTunes backup password? How to extract contacts from encrypted iTunes backup

If you forget iTunes backup password, you cannot restore iTunes backup to your iPhone or iPad, and cannot recover or extract contacts, text messages and photos from encrypted iTunes backup with iTunes backup recovery tool.

However, you can get a password tool to find back the lost password, and then use the password to restore iTunes backup to iPhone/iPad or extract data from iTunes backup. Here I recommend Cocosenor iTunes Password Tuner, which can help you unlock iTunes/iPhone backup password and extract data from encrypted iTunes backup.

1. Unlock forgotten iTunes password with Cocosenor iTunes Password Tuner

2. Extract contacts/text messages/photos from iTunes backup

Guide to Unlock forgotten iTunes password with Cocosenor iTunes Password Tuner

Step 1: Download Cocosenor iTunes Password Tuner and install it on your computer. It can be installed in Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10.

Step 2: On your computer desktop, double-click Cocosenor iTunes Password Tuner to launch it.

Step 3: Click Open, select an encrypted iTunes backup file you want to unlock it.

open a locked itunes backup file

Step 4: On Type of attack option, select Smart, and then click Start button to begin the password recovery.

 

press start to find out itunes password

Tips: With Smart option, you can find back the lost password easy, but it may take you a long time. The Dictionary and Mask option may shorten your password recovery time. You can learn more about them from the following articles:

1. Mask Attack - a few minutes to recover a forgotten password is possible.

2. How to create a powerful dictionary to shorten the password recovery time.

 

Extract contacts/text messages/photos from iTunes backup

This guide shows you how to extract contacts text messages and photos from unencrypted iTunes backup. Please be aware that only the data in unencrypted backup can be recovered. See How to remove password to unencrypted iTunes backup. If lost password, see the guide Unlock iTunes password with Cocosenor iTunes Password Tuner.

 

Step 1: Download Cocosenor iOS Data Tuner and install it in your computer.

Step 2: Double click the software to open it, choose Recover from iTunes backup file.

recover data from iTunes backup file

Step 3: All of the backup files you have made in your computer will be automatically loaded, select the item you want to recover, click button Start Scan to Scan data from iTunes backup file.

Step 4: You will find all of the data including camera roll, photo streams, videos, contacts, Messages, etc. will be shown.

recover data from iTunes backup file

Step 5: Check the items you want to recover, and then click Recover button to save them to your computer.

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