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Question: ITunes iPhone backup passowrd

I am attempting to backup my iPhone via iTunes. Under the 'Backups' page the prompt for 'Encrypt iPhone backup' is already checked. When I try to uncheck it I am asked for a password to unlock it. If I click on 'Change password' I am asked for a password to change it.


I never entered a password in iTunes so how do I know what password to use? I have tried my iPhone passcode and my Apple id password - nothing works.


How do I get by this step?


On another topic I want to backup and then restore my phone because all my photos have disappeared. I know they are still on the phone because they are taking up storage space so I'm hoping I can see them again if I restore a backup.

iPhone 6, iOS 10.2.1

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Mar 10, 2018 1:21 PM in response to deanc52 In response to deanc52

I never entered a password in iTunes so how do I know what password to use? I have tried my iPhone passcode and my Apple id password - nothing works.


If you get prompted for a password, you, or someone on your behalf did indeed enter a password (twice) previously.


Please see this long discussion for some excellent suggestions ...


Re: Lost Password to iPhone Backup

Mar 10, 2018 1:21 PM

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Mar 11, 2018 8:05 AM in response to LACAllen In response to LACAllen

Where is this password stored? This is a new computer and I just installed iTunes so where is it looking for a password?


I have backed up this phone on another laptop but that one died. So with a clean computer and new iTunes where is it looking for the password? Is it in the phone memory somewhere?


I'll try some old passwords.

Mar 11, 2018 8:05 AM

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Mar 12, 2018 2:52 PM in response to LACAllen In response to LACAllen

Thanks - I was able to get it unlocked after trying about a dozen old passwords.


So now to my other question about disappearing photos. After backing up my phone in iTunes, I am showing about 2 G under 'Documents & Data' and 4G of 'Other'. I'm thinking my photos are still there in that 4G of other however I can only see 4 photos where I had about 600 on the phone that disappeared.


If I restore the backup will the photos reappear?


I want to transfer the photos off my phone to open up storage space but can't do that until I can see them. Any suggestions?


Thanks

Mar 12, 2018 2:52 PM

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