Today, it is not enough to only backup your iPhone with iTunes. Many iPhone users would also like to encrypt the iTunes backup in order to protect their personal information or important from being stolen by others. It should have been a good way to prevent others from getting your iTunes backup by setting a password to encrypt it, but it also brings inconvenience if you forget the password because you will also be refused to access the iTunes backup without a correct password. If you fail to extract iTunes backup after losing password, you may use data recovery for iPhone to extract all files from the encrypted iTunes backup.
As an iPhone user, you probably know how to backup your iPhone device with iTunes. However, do you know how to encrypt iTunes backup? Now, follow the steps below to backup your iPhone with iTunes and encrypt your iTunes backup:
Step1. Connect the iPhone you want to backup to a computer on which the latest version of iTunes has installed. Run the iTunes and select the iPhone device in iTunes.
Step2. Click the "Summary" tab and the select the "Encrypt iPhone backup" under "Option". You need to set a password when it pops up a window.
Now, your iPhone backup has been encrypted with the password.
Tip: When you set a password to encrypt the iPhone backup in iTunes, it will ask you whether you want to remember the password in my keychain. You had better not remember the password in my keychain because the password might be stolen by others in this way.
iTunes backup is important when you lose data form your iPhone or even the iPhone is broken or lost. If you want to restore deleted lost data from iPhone with encrypted iTunes backup, you should type the correct password. Otherwise, you cannot restore iPhone from iTunes backup. In this situation, you may lose the iPhone data permanently unless you also backed up your iPhone to another media like iCloud backup or local computer.
If you want to access iTunes backup or extract it to your iPhone, you have to type the correct password. Otherwise, you cannot extract iTunes backup to iPhone device. Some people may simply think that they can restore iTunes backup by changing the password. It is true that you can change password for the iTunes backup, but you still have to type the old password at first before you can reset a new password. Some people also think that they can uninstall the iTunes and reinstall it to decrypt the iPhone backup. If you have tried this method, you may know that you still cannot decrypt the iTunes backup even after reinstalling the iTunes. And even worse, original backup might be lost after reinstalling the iTunes.
Then, can you decrypt iTunes backup without a correct password? Well, the only method to decrypt an encrypted iPhone backup without a password is to rely on third-party decryption application for iPhone to decrypt the iTunes backup.
Although you cannot decrypt iTunes backup files without correct password or relying on decryption tool, you have an opportunity to extract all files from encrypted iTunes by using data recovery for iPhone. On the one hand, you can run data recovery for iPhone to deep scan the iTunes to extract all encrypted files. And on the other hand, you can also use the data recovery for iPhone to restore files from iPhone directly without iTunes backup.