Guide to iTunes Backup Password and How to Use It Easily

What is iTunes backup password? It is a password that protects your iPhone, iPad, or iPod backup files in iTunes on your PC. Maybe you are also confused between the iTunes password and the iTunes backup password. This post will tell you everything about iTunes backup passwords, and you can also learn how to keep your backups safe with an iTunes backup password.

iTunes Backup Password

Part 1: iTunes Encrypted Backup Password vs iTunes Password

It's a good way to understand what iTunes backup password is through comparison with iTunes password. You can check the detailed introduction to them.

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iTunes backup password

iTunes backup password is also called as iTunes encrypted backup password, which is created for protecting iTunes backup files that you want to encrypt. The password is needed when you use the encrypted backup. Once such password is created, iTunes will automatically lock and encode your backup. Different with iTunes password, iTunes backup password needs no account.

iTunes password

It is an entrance password when you log in to the iTunes Store. Actually, the iTunes password is the same as the Apple ID password. The iTunes password is along with the Apple ID account. Without an iTunes passcode, you can't use your purchases on iTunes. However, if you want to back up your device or reset an Apple ID on a disabled iPhone, an iTunes account is not necessary.

iTunes Store Password

What data can you encrypt in iTunes?

Part 2: What Data Can You Encrypt in iTunes?

What does iTunes back up? It can back up all apps and data on your device. You are also able to encrypt any backup in iTunes to lock and protect your data, and this feature can do more than you think. In addition to regular data like contacts, videos, music, etc., it can backup more, such as:

◆ Health data

◆ Website history

◆ Wi-Fi settings

◆ Saved passwords

Part 3: How to Encrypt Your Backup in iTunes?

How to Create an iTunes Backup Password

iTunes won't automatically trigger encryption feature. For the first time when you want to make any encrypted backup for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you need to enable the feature by creating an iTunes backup password. After that, iTunes will automatically encrypt the backup.

Step 1 Download and launch the latest iTunes on your computer.

Step 2 Connect your iOS device with your computer, and then iTunes will detect it soon. Your iPhone will not connect to iTunes if you don't trust the computer on it. Click the device button in the top-left corner to enter the Summary window.


Step 3. From the main interface, you will see an Encrypt iPhone/iPad/iPod backup button. Click on it to set an iTunes backup password.

Encrypt iTunes Backup

Step 4. After that, you need to create an iTunes backup password. Create one easy-to-remember password. Confirm the password. Then iTunes will overwrite your current backups and make an encrypted backup afterward.

Set iTunes Backup

Check if You Manage to Make an Encrypted Backup

Click Edit (for Windows) or iTunes (for Mac) in iTunes > Preferences > Device, and then you will see a lock icon next to your device name, as well as the data time, etc.

Check iTunes Encrypted Backup

Part 4: Easily Turn Off iTunes Backup Encryption

What if you forget the iTunes backup password? To turn off the iTunes encryption feature, you need to enter the password to turn off iTunes backup password. If you don't remember the password, you have to recover the iTunes backup password. In case of that, you'd better make an iCloud backup or reset your iPhone to factory settings.

However, it'll be very complicated, and you will lose some data on your device. Why not switch to a very convenient method? Apeaksoft iOS Unlocker can one-click remove iTunes backup restrictions. You don't need to back up your data to iCloud or reset your device.

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Download Apeaksoft Ios Unlocker and launch it. Plug your iPhone into your computer, and then click the Remove Backup Encryption Settings button on the bottom right side. Then, click the Start button to remove the protection of encrypted iTunes backups when you forget the iTunes backup password.

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Part 5: FAQs of iTunes Backup Password

How to recover iTunes password?

iTunes password can be recovered through security questions or by sending a password reset email to Apple, and they will help you fulfill iTunes password recovery.

What does iTunes backup?

iTunes can back up photos, media, settings, app data, and others.

Where does iTunes store backups on Windows 11?

In Windows 11, the iPhone backup files are stored at the following path:
\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\


You've understood what iTunes backup password is and how to set it up or remove it when you forget the iTunes backup password. Apeaksoft iOS Unlocker can easily remove iTunes backup encryption settings, MDM, Screen Time, and many other password restrictions on your iOS devices. You can use your iPhone without obstacles with this best assistant.

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