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create non-encrypted backup without previous password

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Jun 13, 2013 10:54 PM

Hi there,

 

i need a strategy for the following problem:

 

in the past i encrypted iphone backups and lost the password. What i need to know is, how do i create a new non-encrypted backup without any password. I don't care about the encrypted old backups, only need a new one.

 

 

Sounds easy, mmh? Oh it should and it could be this easy, BUT...

 

Everytime i connect my iphone 4S to any of my computers and start itunes 11.0.4.4, there is a hook set by default on iphone backup-encryption and if i try to disable this, itunes asks for the password, that i don't remember.

 

To make it clear - i don't want to save the old backups, cause i don't need them while my iphone is perfekt as it is...

 

Any thread i found tells me to make a backup, reset my iphone to the factory settings and then to configure my iphone as a new one, BUT if i do so, all data are lost, and thats the last thing i want to do!

 

Is there any chance to get rid of this hook in itunes backup encryption and/or to do a simple normal easy goin backup?

 

thanks in advance for any helpful hints,

 

sincerely yours,

 

BlæckHole

(theres one strange thing in anyones life; it often ends suddenly and unexp

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.3
  • ckuan Level 6 Level 6 (19,800 points)

    No, encrypted password cannot be overwritten otherwise it is useless.

    Your only option is restore as new.

  • EasonBetter Calculating status...

    If you encrypt an iPad backup in iTunes and then forget your password, you will not be able to restore from backup and your data will be unrecoverable. If you forget the password, you can continue to back up and use the device, however you will not be able to restore the encrypted backup to any device without the password. You do not need to enter the password for your backup each time you back up or sync.

     

    If you cannot remember the password and want to start again, you can use a SmartKey iTunes Backup Password Recovery to unlock iTunes backup password at first.

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,390 points)

    From this support document http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4946

     

    iTunes and encrypted backups

    In the iTunes Summary screen, select "Encrypt iPhone backup" if you want to encrypt the information stored on your computer when iTunes makes a backup. Encrypted backups are indicated by a padlock icon, and a password is required to restore the information to iPhone. You may want to write down the password for your backup and store it in a safe place. If you use a Mac, when you set a password you can select to store the password in the keychain. With iOS 4 and later, you can transfer the iOS keychain backup to a new device if you encrypt the backup.

    Warning: If you encrypt an iPhone backup in iTunes and then forget your password, you will not be able to restore from backup and your data will be unrecoverable. If you forget the password, you can continue to back up and use the device, however you will not be able to restore the encrypted backup to any device without the password. You do not need to enter the password for your backup each time you back up or sync.

    If you cannot remember the password and want to start again, you must perform a full software restore and when iTunes prompts you to select the backup from which to restore, choose set up as a new device.

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