Jul 102015

iTunes can backup your iPhone and save a copy of all its data on computer (Mac). If you back up your iOS devices, you may find they require a lot of hard disk space. In case you want to free up space on your Mac, you can remove the iPhone backup file password in iTunes on Mac.

Option1: Using iPone instructions to remove iPhone backup file password in iTune on Mac.

Step1: Open iTunes.
Step2: Click on iTunes-> Preferences (or Edit->Preferences on Mac).
Step3: Click on Devices.
Step4: Highlight your old backups ( leave your most current backup).
Step5: Click Delete Backup file password. Then your can remove the password.

Option2: How to delete an iPhone backup file password in iTunes on Mac. Follow the 5 steps as below.

If you use iTunes instead of iCloud to backup your iPhone or iPad, the backup file will be stored somewhere on your computer. We’re going to see how to delete this file password directly from iTunes.
Step1: Launch iTunes.
Step2: In the Menu bar, go to iTunes > Preferences (if you’re on a Windows PC, go to Edit > Preferences).

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Step3: In the Preferences, navigate to the Devices tab.
Step4: You will now see a list of all the backup files that have been made on your computer, from all devices synced with your iTunes account. As you can see here, I have both iPhone and iPad backups, some of them dating all the way back to 2012 for devices I don’t even use anymore. We definitely want to clean up these backups. To do so, select the backup you want to delete. You can select multiple backups at a time by holding the Command key on your keyboard while selecting different files with the mouse.
Step5: Click on the Delete Backup button. You will see this popup asking you to confirm to delete the backup. Click Delete to confirm.
The backup file password has now been deleted from your computer. At this point, it is gone forever.

Option3: Use professional tool-iPhone Backup Unlocker to remove iPhone backup file password in iTunes.

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Step1: You need to copy the backup files in the Mac to Windows PC, then download and install the iPhone Backup Unlocker to remove the iPhone backup file password in iTunes.
Step2: Select encrypted iPhone backup file. The program will detect and find directory of the backup file automatically. Click “Add” and then “Enter” button next to the file you want to remove password.
Step3: Start to Remove iPhone backup password.
Enter the password you just find for your encrypted backup file and click Decrypt to remove the password from your iPhone backup. Your unlocked backup file will be stored under: \My Documents\iTunesRecovery.
That’s all for how to unlock and remove iPhone encrypted backup password. This also applied to your iPad and iPod touch backup.

Note: Remove iPhone Backups file password in iTunes on Windows.

Want to remove iPhone backup file password in iTunes on Windows, follow the several steps as below:
Step1: Click “start”, and type appdata. Then click the enter key.
Step2: Open your current user’s AppData folder.
Step3: In Windows explorer to see Appdata folder.
Step 4: Click apple computer to mobilesync, then enter backup. You can see a list of backup file lists. Then choose the file you want to remove the password.
Step5: Click “ok” to remove the backup file password that you have choose.
Hope the above top 3 options can help you remove iPhone backup file password in iTunes on Mac.