Recover Forgotten iTunes Backup Password

This post is a software review of a product named iTunesKey. iTunesKey is a software to recover forgotten iTunes backup password with GPU accelerated software.

iTunes is Apple’s music and video management software and quite popular software. Most people encrypt an iPhone backup in iTunes and tend to forget the backup password.

If you forget the backup password, you cannot access the backed up data. Without the password it is impossible to restore the data and your data becomes inaccessible.

To recover the backup password of iTunes with GPU accelerated software, iTunesKey is the best software.

iTunesKey can recover iTunes backup password much faster through GPU acceleration. However, ensure you test iTunesKey on a computer which has a video graphics card with GPU support.

iTuneskey is compatible with all the modern client operating systems such as Windows 10, Windows 11. The latest version of iTunesKey works with all versions of iTunes, iPhone, iPod and iPad.

Note: The demo version has limitations compared to full version. The demo version of software recovers only passwords that are less than 4 characters in length. Also, Dictionary recovery mode is not available in demo version.

iTunes Backup Password Location

The location of backup password is important. By default, when you use iTunes to make an encrypted backup of your iPhone/iPad/iPod in Windows, the backup password is saved as Manifest.plist.

Following are the locations of iTunes backup password:

  • Windows 11/10/7/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}

iTunesKey Password Recovery Methods

The iTunesKey software supports three password recovery methods, and they are as follows.

  • Brute-force Method – This is the strongest password cracking method. This method takes lot of time and resources to crack password. Hence, use this option to crack very complex passwords.
  • Mask attack – Since brute force method is time-consuming, if you can recall part of the password, the Mask attack is the best choice.
  • Dictionary attack –  Works by trying all the possible combinations of dictionary words. Compared to Brute Force Attack, the Dictionary attack is much faster.

Recover forgotten iTunes Backup Password

Let’s see the steps to download and install iTuneskey Software. Download iTunesKey software and install it on your computer. To download latest version of iTunesKey, visit the software site. Run the iTunesKey installer.

Recover forgotten iTunes backup password with GPU accelerated software
Recover forgotten iTunes Backup Password

Click the button to select the Manifest.plist from your iTunes backup location.

Recover forgotten iTunes backup password with GPU accelerated software
Recover forgotten iTunes Backup Password

To recover the password, select an recovery method and then click the Next button to continue.

Recover forgotten iTunes backup password with GPU accelerated software
Recover forgotten iTunes Backup Password

Suppose you decide to recover a password using the dictionary method, you have to provide path to dictionary files.

Most of all dictionary recovery works in most cases because many people choose passwords which are short and mostly single words in a dictionary.

You can use either default dictionary or your own ones. You can get most updated dictionary files for free if you browse internet. If you choose to use dictionary attack method, refer the below screenshot as reference.

Recover forgotten iTunes backup password with GPU accelerated software
Recover forgotten iTunes Backup Password

In case you had set a complex password, and you don’t remember it, you can go with brute force method.

You specify password length, character sets and there are many other options as well. So based on these character sets, brute force runs it algorithm and attempts to recover your iTunes backup password.

Recover forgotten iTunes backup password with GPU accelerated software
Recover forgotten iTunes Backup Password

The below screenshot is an example of mask attack selection method to recover forgotten iTunes backup password. As mentioned earlier, choose this recovery method only when you recall or know a part of your password.

Recover forgotten iTunes backup password with GPU accelerated software
Recover forgotten iTunes Backup Password

Once you decide and choose the password method, click Next. The iTunesKey software begins to recover the password. Note that it uses GPU acceleration to find the passwords faster than other softwares.

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Recover forgotten iTunes Backup Password

You can see that forgotten iTunes backup password was recovered successfully with so little time.

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Recover forgotten iTunes Backup Password

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9 Comments

  1. Avatar photo Hiren Sindhav says:

    Hi bro,
    Unfortunately when I am trying to restore my iphone, itunes say password is wrong. I tried my all password till date used for my security. Please bro help me to recover this password. As I have so much memory stored in this back up. I’ll reward you that. Please bro this is kindly request.

  2. Avatar photo Jessica Lee says:

    I had no idea that GPU accelerated software can recover forgotten iTunes backup, I did everything that has been said in the article and it worked for me.

  3. Avatar photo Sunil Sharma says:

    Hi Prajwal, I really need some help here

  4. Avatar photo Sunil Sharma says:

    Hi Prajval, Good day. I need your help in recovering my encryption password for itunes, Can i send you the plist file. I will of course reward you for your time.

    1. Hi Sunil, i don’t have the plist file with me currently. Have you already purchased the software ?.

  5. Can you help me with this please.

  6. Hi Prajwal… I need your help.
    I’m unsuccessful in understanding the process.
    Please, help me.
    I don’t mind rewarding you for your time.

  7. Hi Prajwal

    Thanks for the article. Unfortunately I run a very bad computer with poor GPU. If I send you the Manifest file, can you run it for me? I can reward you too.