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iTunes Password Tuner User Guide

Find back iTunes backup password with iTunes Password Tuner

Forgot or lost iTunes backup password for your iPhone/iPad/iPod devices? This step by step guide shows you how to find back iTunes backup password with iTunes Password Tuner – a useful tool helps to recover iTunes backup password to restore contacts, calendars, notes, audio, videos, photos and apps from PC device to your iOS devices.

Video guide:

Step 1   Open iTunes Password Tuner

  1. Download iTunes Password Tuner, install it on your computer, and start it.

Step 2  Add iTunes backup file

  1. Click on Open. This software will automatically display all iTunes backup fles on the pop-up dialog.
  2. Select your iTunes backup file, and click on OK to import it.

    click open to select itunes backup file

Note: If your iTunes backup file isn't showed on the Select iTunes Backup File window, click on Add File button to add your backup file manually. It is generally located in the folder below:

Windows 10/8/7/Vista:
C:\Users\{user_name}\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\{Backup_ID}

Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\{user_name}\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\{Backup_ID}

Step 3  Select attack mode and configure parameters

  1. Click on the drop-down list below Type of attack to select an attack type.
  2. And then configure the corresponding parameters.

    configure parameters

Step 4  Recover iTunes backup password

  1. Click on Start start button button, and the program will begin to recover password. It will take some time to recover your password, so wait for it patiently.
  2. After a while, when iTunes backup password is recovered, it will be showed on the dialog below.

    password is recovered

  3. And then you can use the recovered password to unlock your iTunes backup and restore your iPhone/iPad/iPod from the backup file.

Which type of attack to select and how to configure parameters?

Below Type of attack, click on the drop-down list, you will see four types of attacks: Brute-Force, Mask, Dictionary, and Smart attack.

Brute-Force attack: If select this attack mode, the iTunes Password Tuner program will try all possible characters combinations in the specified character set and password length.

If select Brute-Force attack, set the password Range and Length to shorten recovery time. brute force attack

Mask attack: On this attack mode, you can specify the unknown characters with the symbol "?". If you still remember partial of the password, it is highly recommended to select the Brute-Force with Mask attack.

If select Brute-force with Mask attack, first select the Brute-Force attack to set the password Range and Length.

And then select the Mask attack to set the Start from, End at, and Mask box. For example, if your password is "abcd1234", and you only remember the last four characters are "1234", then you can set the End at box to "1234", and set the Mask box to "????1234". "?" symbol indicates the unknown character. mask attack

Dictionary attack: On this attack mode, the iTunes Password recovery engine will try all characters combinations stored in password dictionary.

If select Dictionary attack, you can find the built-in dictionary on the location where this application is installed, and list all possible character combinations to the dictionary to shorten iTunes password recovery time.

You also can list all possible passwords to a notepad, one password on a line, and save it to create a password dictionary by yourself. And then click on Select Dictionary button to select the self-created dictionary to recover password. dictionary attack

Smart attack: On this attack mode, the program will try all printable character combinations. If you can't recall anything about you password, select this attack type. But it will take much more time than the other attack types.