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HT4946 Need to locate my password for encrypted iPhone 5 backup.  Can you help?

243 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2013 1:19 PM by Chris CA RSS
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Feb 12, 2013 8:49 PM

I have OSX 10.8.2, the most recent update of iTunes and an iPhone 5 with ios 6.1.  I desperately need to restore my phone from a particular backup and cannot remember the password to unlock the encrypted backup file.  Does anyone know if I can get a password reminder somehow in iTunes or find my password elsewhere on the computer?  Does anyone know ANYTHING about the password requirements to help me remember mine?  (i.e. - number of characters required?  how they suggested i build my password?)  Looking for any sort of contextual help that might help me to remember or enable me to retrieve the password.  I cannot lose this particular backup.


iPhone 5, iOS 6.1


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