"I was trying to restore my iPhone from an encrypted backup on my PC, the only problem is when I tried this, a dialogue box opened up and asked me for password, which I've totally forgotten. I'm now looking for a workaround that at least helps disable the encryption option, or remove iPhone backup password so that I can recover encrypted iPhone backup data."
Encryption option feature is available on iTunes, by which iPhone owners are able to encrypt iPhone backups with a password, for security purposes. Unfortunately, if you forget this password, the iPhone backup cannot be unlocked, which means the iPhone can't be restored from the encrypted backup anymore.
Encryption password is actually stored on the iOS device instead of iTunes, so even if owners delete the backup and try to make a new backup, the original backup password persists, which can never be changed. In such a case, only restoring your iPhone to factory settings would possibly resolve the issue. However, by setting iPhone as new will definitely result in complete data loss. So, how to make sure the data safety while resetting iPhone to factory settings?
EaseUS MobiSaver can help! You can use the iOS data recovery software before doing the factory reset by transferring contacts, reminders, calendars, media files like photos, videos, music and other important data from iPhone to a PC or a Mac.
STEP 1. Select "Recover from iOS device" mode among the three modes available, as this won't demand password access. Click "Scan".
STEP 2. After the scan is over, all files on your iPhone would be listed in categories. Export the files from MobiSaver to the PC by clicking "Recover".
Now you iPhone data has been kept in safe, you can start out trying to remove encrypted iPhone backup password by factory reset iPhone.
Go to Settings > General > Reset and then select Erase All Content and Settings.
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