Just happened to me all i did was unplug then plug it back up and it started restoring
this is ********...apple seriously need to fix this...i've never set a password for my backup and now its asking me for one...i've literally tried everything..0000..1234...my computer password...my itunes password...and i use the same password for everything anyway...i've been sitting here trying passwords for about 3 hours now....i just cant understand why the **** they just dont wanna work on this and fix it...and i'm not the only one thats having this problem....i lost all my contacts for work...my family & kids pictures...everything....i really regret getting an iPhone.
Well, my phone originally always worked with me while backing up, still does, my dilemma is, I decided to see what this encryption thing would do. So, I checked the box to encrypt back up files and it ask for a password, that's when I created a password. I backed up my iphone 3gs and checked the back up files, in at least the ones that were ledgable and they no longer were ledgable, they were all encrypted. I thought, cool. I then went back to decrypt the files and now the password does not work. I tried to un-check the encrypt box for my phone and it ask for the password, no biggie right? I mean I just created it so as to protect and encrypt my back up, I go to decrypt it and I cannot do it. So I guess unless I reset my phone the back up is encrypted forever, although I dont understand that since I was the one who created the password to encrypt it. I think apple dropped the ball here on this one. I still can back up the phone and well, I wish now it wasn't encrypted now, Oh well, any answers would be appreciated.