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iPod Backup Unlocker – Could not Restore iPod Because of Password

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Have you ever encountered the situation: You want to restore your iPod but the iTunes held you back, because you don’t have the password to unlock the encrypted iPod backup?

If yes, or you lost iPod backup password due to other reasons, please read on… This article will give you solutions.


What is iPod Backup Password?

iOS devices can use an optional encrypted backup feature that protects all backups with a strong encryption layer and password, meaning those backups are both unusable and unreadable without that password. If you’d like more security with your iPod backups, be sure to enable the encryption feature in iTunes.

* Connect your iPod to your computer and select the device in iTunes

* Click on the ‘Summary’ tab

* Scroll down to “Options” and click on “Encrypt iPod backup”

* Select a password at the prompt

* Click “Set Password”

But there is another frustrating situation: You never set a password on your iPod backup in iTunes, when you want to use the backup to restore your iPod, iTunes asks for a password indescribably. As a matter of fact, this is because the safari settings are linked to the iTunes store brower, enabling the cookies again fixed everything and you can login no problem. To enable cookies in safari, open up the preferences and go to the privacy tab then change the “block cookies” settings. After that, you should be good to go.

But what if the method can’t work? You can try some other methods.


Method one: Try All Possible Passwords Ever Used to Unlock the Encrypted iPod Backup

Firstly, you should be optimistic for a fortune that you can meet the right iTunes backup password with the passwords you ever used before, some are listed below. Hope it gives you useful clue to find your iPod backup password.

Apple ID password, iTunes Store password, windows administrator password, the “Passcode” you used to lock your iPod, the passcode/lock code used on your iPod when you first ever used the device, the ones suggested here “0000″, “1234″, etc.

And you can try more other passwords you have any memory. This is to some extent a way of taking your chance, but it deserves a try since it is free and you don’t need to pay for it.

However, when all to no avail, you may have to use a third-party utility. There has been iTunes backup password recovery designed to recover lost password on iTunes backup for your iDevices( iPhone, iPad, iPod are all included). So go to the method two given in the below.


Method Two: Recover iPod Backup Password with Pro Software – Tenorshare iPhone Backup Unlocker

If all the above effort to find the password on your iTunes backup is out of operation, there is still powerful tool to help you crack the password. Let’s explore it together.

Step 1: Get pro tool – iPhone Backup Unlocker. Set it up and run it on computer based on Windows OS (It doesn’t work for Mac).

Note: For Mac users, please go to recover iTunes backup password on Mac.

Step 2: Import the targeted encrypted backup file. The tool will lead you to import file by clicking “Open”.

Note: There are different file stored path for different Windows OS:

On Windows 8/7/Vista, the file is stored in:

\Users\ (username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

On Win XP, the file stored in:

\Documents and Settings\ (username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

Step 3: Opt for the right Attack Mode for password. Choose one of the three ways of attack modes given by this tool: Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack and Dictionary Attack.

The Brute-force Attack tries all possible character. So it will cost you relatively long time to get password. So, you can take a tea time; then the backup password will be found.

The Brute-force with Mask Attack will shorten attacking time if you can support more info on your forgotten password.

The Dictionary Attack will try kinds of words from a relatively exhaustive dictionary list that can be provided by yourself or the defaulted by the program.

Step 4: Start to crack your forgotten iPod backup password.

A few while later, the password will appear in a box. You can copy the password to unlock the encrypted backup now.

Have any problem on cracking the password, please let me know. I will gather all my best knowledge and experience to help you!

iPod Data Extractor – Export iPod Files to Local Windows PC

Have you ever wondered why iPod data can’t be copied to PC like an SD card or other removable disk? Yes, Apple has been spit a lot by many iOS device users.

But now, good news is that you can export your iPod files to PC conveniently using some pro software, such as iPod data extractor.


How Can You Export iPod Files to Local PC on Windows?

Our iPod Data Extractor software is a powerful tool that can not only extract contacts, pictures, notes, video, calendar and data that might otherwise be inaccessible, but also recover data on your iPod if they are lost.

The iPod Data Extractor automatically converts the extracted backup databases, so they can be easily imported into Excel, Txt and Jpg file format. This is also convenient for you to view, print or copy.

It offers two modes for data extractor – Extract data from iTunes backup & Extract Data from iPod, the device itself.

Mode 1: Extract iPod Data from iTunes Backup File

If your iPod suffers an unfortunate such as damaged, stolen or other else, so you cannot extract your data from device. Ever made backup for your iPod in iTunes? If yes, please read on. This iPod Data Extractor can help you extract the lost files from the iTunes backup. Note that this can only extract the data that was backed up in iTunes, the newly added files after the last sync will not be extracted.

Step 1.  After free download the iPod data recovery software, run it. Opt for the “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File” from the top menu. Then choose the device name for your iPod and hit “Start Scan” to find the backup file in iTunes.

Note: If you have not only an iDevices on your computer, you will see a list of backup files for them. Select the right one for your iPod (with the device name on it).

Step 2. Then all your stuff on the backup file will be shown on the interface. You are even able to preview your files there!

At last, you need to choose a place where you would like to restore your files. Then click “Save” to complete the process.

Mode 2: Extract Data from iPod without Backup

If your iPod is right there for use, you are advised to use this mode. This mode can extract all your data in your iPod including those deleted not long ago from your iPod.

Step 1: Download iPod Data Recovery and run it. Connect your iPod with PC using a USB connector. Choose the first mode of “Recover Data from iOS Device” from the top menu.

Step 2: Enter the DFU mode to scan iPod (If you use an iPod touch 5, this is not needed for you)

Firstly, Hold “Home” and “Power” button for 5 seconds to power off Pod, then click “start”. Secondly, press “Home” and “Power” for 10 seconds.

Finally, press “Power” and hold “Home” for 15 seconds.

Then we can enter the DFU mode and there will be progress windows for communicating with device to scan the lost data.

Step 3: Read extractable data scanned

After the communication is finished, all the data on the iPod will be listed in categories. That means the tool can extract all the files types displayed on the left bar.

Step 4: Start to perform the iPod data extraction

Click “Recover” and set the save path for the files extracted. After finished, exit DFU mode by holding “Home” and “Power” button for about 5 seconds.

Now your iPod data are all extracted to your PC. You now have a safe and directly accessed backup on your computer. Needless to worry about your iPod data loss.

Finally, what I have to illustrate is that the “Extract” can be understood as:

1. “Recover”, if you have lost iPod data and want to recover them.

2. “Copy”, if you want to have a safe and directly accessible backup of your iPod data in case of iPod data loss.


Tenorshare iPod Data Recovery is Released to Help iPod Users Recover Lost Data

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Tenorshare iPod Data Recovery Software


iPod Data Recovery is Released – iOS 7 is Supported

After Apple officially unveiled iOS 7 at WWDC 2013, Tenorshare becomes the world’s 1st one to upgrade its products to get support for iOS 7– iPod Data Recovery. It is an all-around data recovery tool for iPod.

Tenorshare is the leading multimedia software supplier dedicated to delivering various users excellent tools in the field of iOS data recovery. iPod Data Recovery is the award-winning software for Apple device users.

Tenorshare iPod Data Recovery enables you to recover iPod pictures, videos, contacts, notes, etc. regardless of how you lost them. The professional data recovery program could help you recover iPod files both from iPod and from iPod backup. You will get deleted or lost iPod files in a quick yet easy way.

iPod Data Recovery Features:

1.  2 Recovery Modes –Recover from iPod itself and Recover from iTunes Backup

Recover from iPod requires you to connect iPod to PC and then recover data, quite convenient, especially when you do not have iPod backup.

Recover from iTunes Backup makes use of iPod backup which is SQLITEDB files that cannot be viewed without a tool. Even your iPod is not with you, you can still get back all data on iPod.

2. When Need iPod Data Recovery Software

a. Deleted important contacts, photos, SMS from iPod.
b. Lost some or all files on iPad after iOS updates or jailbreak.
c. iPod is stolen, broken, water-damaged , etc.
d. iPod shows black screen (black screen of death) or white screen.
e. Need to back up iPad photos on PC so that you can have space to take more photos.
f. iTunes deleted your iPod files when you sync iPod with iTunes…

3. Recover Hundreds of Photos, Videos, Notes and More from all iPod

No matter how many pictures, movies you want to recover, all could be done within a few taps of the mouse. You can easily recover hundreds of photos at the same time. It recovers totally 12 types of iPod files including videos, notes, voice memos. Recover data from iPod touch, iPod shuffle, iPod nano and iPod classic.

4. The Most Easy-to-Use Tool

During the recovery, Tenorshare iPod Data Recovery allows you to:
A. Preview all files by category, easy to find target files.
B. Stop or pause scanning as you like – a tool with high flexibility.
C. Press “Home” button to return to previous step, making it easy to change options.

Price Availability

iPod Data Recovery to support iOS 7 is now available for $69.95 USD,which is 505 off and the original price is  $139.95 (50% off before Jun 30th), and can be downloaded from:

Fast Guide for iPod Data Recovery

Just as described, it provides two recovery modes: Recover Data from iPod & Recover Data from iPod Backup File. Let’s learn the steps respectively.

Mode 1: Recover Data from iPod without Backup

Step 1: Connect your iPod to PC
Power off your iPod and connect it to computer before launching Tenorshare iPod Data Recovery. Then select from the main interface “Recover Data from iPod”.

Step 2: If you hold an iPod touch 4, you need to enter DFU mode. 3 steps to enter into DFU mode:
1. Press “Home” and “Power” button for 5 seconds. If iPod is already turned off, just click “Start” on the program interface.
2. Keeping holding “Home” and “Power” button for 10 seconds.
3. Release “Power” button and keep holding “Home” for 15 seconds.

Step 3: Scan for lost data on your iPod
When successfully entered DFU mode, you will see a communicating process. When the process reached 1005, the tool is scanning your iPod lost data.

Step 4: Preview and recover lost iPod data
After scan, this program allows you to preview your iPod data. The files are listed in categories. Mark your needed ones, then it’s the time to recover. Press “Recover” button.

Mode 2: Recover Data from iPod Backup

Step 1: Start to scan your iPod data by clicking “Start Scan”.
iPod Data Recovery will automatically find your iPod backups as long as you’ve backed up or synched iPod with iTunes before.

Step 2: Now we are allowed to preview all the iPod data including the lost ones. They are all displayed in categories such as photos, notes, voice memos and so on.

Step 3: Recover lost data by clicking “Recover”.
When all is done, it’s the last step to complete your iPod data recovery work. Simply press “Recover” button.
With this guide, you can know the steps to perform this iPod Data Recovery. Just have a try by yourself.