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    Default Forgot iTunes iPhone backup password. Can't I just delete the old one and create a new one?

    As indicated, I have forgotten the password to my iPhone backup on iTunes (on Mac). I have deleted the previous backup and would like to simply create a new one, with a new password. But I see no way to change the password (box stays greyed out).

    Some research on Google seems to indicate that I am screwed. Am I? Thanks.
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    Default Re: Forgot iTunes iPhone backup password. Can't I just delete the old one and create a new one?

    You cannot change a backup passcode without first entering the current one, and therefore, you're going to have to create a new backup, but uncheck the encrypted option beforehand.
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    Default Re: Forgot iTunes iPhone backup password. Can't I just delete the old one and create a new one?

    You always want to Encrypt your iPhone backups on the computer - if you don't and then restore from an unencrypted backup, your passwords will not be restored to the iPhone. Only Encrypted Backups store this info and reinstall it on restore.

    Restoring from an Encrypted backup literally will make the new or restored iPhone the same as the original. Settings, email and passwords, etc…
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    Default Re: Forgot iTunes iPhone backup password. Can't I just delete the old one and create a new one?

    Well, that's not the solution because I know all my passwords. There were only three and two of them are written down; the third I just updated recently, so I remember its predecessor. Nope, an old password, all lower case, is not the solution. Neither is the admin password. Neither is the password as first put in with caps and a number.

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