Cant restore backup on iphone 4s after ios7 upgrade, password required?

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Cant restore backup on iphone 4s after ios7 upgrade, password required?

Hi Guys,
Can anyone help please. I am unable to restore the backup as it now prompts for a password i can't remember.

Decided to do the ios 7 update on my iphone 4s .Connected the phone to itunes and did a backup 20gb , then went and downloaded the update , then tried to update.

I didn't realise it would still need an active internet connection and in the process this stopped , stopping itunes. I borrowed another mobile and connected itunes to the internet via this . It then loaded ios 7 on my phone as ablank and when i went to restore my backup it now prompts for a password.

Aaargh . I didnt put a password in for the backup just prior to the upgrade, but can't be certain i didn't use one when i first got the phone.

Can i get this backup password back? is there a trick or is there a third party solution that works?

Any help would be greatfully appreciated !!

Thanks J

   

   

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Cant restore backup on iphone 4s after ios7 upgrade, ...

sorry forgot mail address.

J

hubby
Re: Cant restore backup on iphone 4s after ios7 upgrade, ...

Ohh.. Tough one!
I dont know of any way around the password.. I'm sure it's technically possible (maybe?), but even more sure that if it is possible, it's not easy.

BUT ...

Do you really need that backup? If you do a restore "as new", you can still get all the apps/music you've purchased (just without saved game info, etc), you can still copy all the music from your iTunes, and all of the photos from your computer..

I guess my question is, is there really anything in that backup that you must have?

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Cant restore backup on iphone 4s after ios7 upgrade, ...

Hi , thanks for the reply. Unfortunately amongst other things I have been using text messages as a form of paper trail on a couple of issues .Content timeline etc. So I really could do with restoring that backup.

Googling around it seems that there is software available to do this , password cracking i guess, but it is difficult to assess whether these programs work or if the testimonials are real.

If no one knows of a fix per say, then i was hoping someone might be able to recommend a program that might work.

Thnks again!
J

hubby
Re: Cant restore backup on iphone 4s after ios7 upgrade, ...

[quote=Anonymous Visitor]
If no one knows of a fix per say, then i was hoping someone might be able to recommend a program that might work.
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"fix"?! It's not broken, it's working exactly like it should! :-)

Anyway, according to the Apple website, if you forget your iPhone backup password, the data in the backup is unrecoverable, so buyer beware on those recovery programs.

Did you try just hitting "OK" without entering any password and/or entering your phone lock/PIN ?

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