Recover Password & Account
1.1 Recover iPhone Backup
1.2 Recover iCloud Password
1.3 Recover iTunes Password
1.4 Recover WhatsApp Password
1.5 Recover Google Account
1.6 Recover Yahoo Account
1.7 Recover Gmail Account

How to Recover iTunes Password? Here's The Fix

It helps a lot to use iTunes for purchasing items from iTunes Store and making backup files of iOS devices. As we all know, iTunes has two kinds of passwords. One is its log-in password, and another is an encrypted backup password set as users like. However, people may not remember the passwords sometimes. In this article, we will show you responding solutions on how to recover iTunes password.

Recover iTunes Password

How to recover iTunes password?

Part 1. How to recover iTunes password - reset iTunes login password

Forgetting iTunes password can result in various problems. When users cannot sign in their iTunes account, they are not able to purchase or download favorite songs, videos, applications and many other items from the iTunes Store. In this situation, you'd better remind yourself of all possible passwords you ever set. If you still cannot sign in it, you have to reset the iTunes password.

1After launching iTunes on Mac, click "Sign In". In the pop-up window, tab "Forgot Apple ID or password". This will take you to an Apple website of iforgot to reset your Apple ID.

Sign in iTunes

2Input your Apple ID, which is your email address you ever used it to create your Apple ID. If you don't remember it, tab "Forgot Apple ID" beneath the input box.

Apple ID

3In another pop-up page, you are asked to enter your username and email address. When you finish that, Apple will tell you the correct Apple ID.

Enter username

4Back to the step 2, enter your Apple ID, and then you will go to another page. You can choose "Get an email" or "Answer security questions" to change your Apple ID.

Choose to Get Email to Reset iTunes Password

Notes: If you choose the option of "Get an email", Apple will send an email with a link. Click the link "Reset now", then you will go to a new web page to reset your Apple ID password. If you choose the second authentication method, you will be asked several account security questions you ever set. When you complete that, you will be led to a page to reset your log-in password.

5After resetting the iTunes passwords, you'd better sign in your iTunes account at once to make sure the new password works. Then you should keep Apple ID and new password clearly in your mind.

Reset Forgotten iCloud Password

Part 2. How to recover iTunes password with recovery tools

1. How to recover iTunes password with iSunshare iTunes Password Rescuer

iSunshare iTunes Password Rescuer is designed to decrypt or retrieve the lost iTunes encrypted backup password. With its Cryptography algorithms, it can scan and get back your iTunes encrypted password in several clicks.

  • 1. After installing the software, click "Open" to choose your locked iTunes backup.
  • 2. Set proper password options by selecting password "Character Range" and "length".
  • 3. Click "Start" to calculate possible passwords. After that, tab "Open" and copy the password it recovered.

2. How to recover iTunes password with Jihosoft iTunes Backup Unlocker

Jihosoft iTunes Backup Unlocker provide simple ways to decrypt iTunes backup password for iOS device with three decryption methods - "Brute-force Attack", "Brute-force with Mask Attack" and "Dictionary Attack".

  • 1. After launching the software, it will automatically detect all your locked and unlocked iTunes backups.
  • 2. Select the locked iOS iTunes backup file, and then click "Next".
  • 3. Three password attack types are provided ("Brute-force Attack", "Brute-force with Mask Attack" and "Dictionary Attack"), and you can choose the type you want. Tab "Next".
  • 4. Begin to recover iTunes encrypted password.

3. How to recover iTunes password with SmartKey iTunes Backup Password Recovery

SmartKey iTunes Backup Password Recovery provides Windows users to unlock their iTunes encrypted backup files. It provides Brute-force Attack, Brute-foce with Mask Attack, and Dictionary Attack for user. Its Pro version offers GPU acceleration.

  • 1. Click "Open" to find your locked iTunes backup file.
  • 2. Choose one of the three attack types as you like - "Brute-force Attack", "Brute-foce with Mask Attack", "Dictionary Attack".
  • 3. Click "Start" to retrieve iTunes encrypted backup password.

4. How to recover iTunes password with Keychain Access

If you want to recover iTunes encrypted backup password on Mac, you can try Keychain Access, with which various passwords are saved, including iTunes encrypted backup password.

  • 1. Open Keychain Access on Mac.
  • 2. On the search bar, find your locked iTunes backup for your iOS device.
  • 3. Double click your "iOS device backup", and tab "Show Password" in the pop-up interface.
  • 4. Click "Allow" when there is a message telling you to use your confidential information stored in Keychain on Mac, and then you will see the locked iTunes backup password.
Keychain access

Part 3. Other ways you can try if you forgot iTunes password

Apart from the sign-in password, iTunes has another password, encrypted password, which can be set as users like. To better protect backup data files of your iOS devices like iPhone/iPad/iPod, many people choose to create an encrypted backup password. What if users cannot remember their encrypted backup password? In the next part, several methods will be introduced when you don't remind of iTunes encrypted backup password.

1. Try iCloud backup files

Maybe you can forget it and turn to iCloud. Attempt to restore from iCloud backup files instead of iTunes backup.

2. Use an iOS data recovery tool

If you still don't know the encrypted backup password after trying, you have to turn off the encrypted backup password by erasing all content and settings of your iPhone/iPad/iPod.

For finding files from your iPhone, iPad or iPod, you may need an iOS device recovery tool, FoneLab, if you choose this method.

Aiseesoft FoneLab

With FoneLab, you are able to find files directly from iOS device or from iCloud if you don't remember the encrypted iTunes backup password. In addition, the program enables you to access other iTunes backup files, so that you have the chance to find the files you want.

Access All iTunes Backup Files

Backing up iPhone to iTunes is one method, but not the best. So if you want to back up iPhone data, you can backup iPhone with FoneLab.

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June 05, 2018 13:35 / Updated by to iTunes Tips

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