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    Default iPhone 4 - encryption issue, forgot password

    I have just got the iPhone 4, I have tried to restore from my back up? However it appears that I have ticked the encryption box when I set up my 3GS, as this was 4 years ago, I do not remember putting any password In, so I cannot restore my phone, without discovering the password. Any ideas please?
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    Default iPhone 4 - encryption issue, forgot password

    Is it actually password protected? I thought that just meant that the backup was encrypted on your pc so the backup couldn't be pulled off your computer and used on a different computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3cit View Post
    Is it actually password protected? I thought that just meant that the backup was encrypted on your pc so the backup couldn't be pulled off your computer and used on a different computer.
    I thought the same, however it isn't, apparently according to Apple I need the password, otherwise I cannot restore my new phone, with everything I have on the back up, I don't even remember putting a password in, and I have tried every combination I can thi k of.
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    Default iPhone 4 - encryption issue, forgot password

    Quote Originally Posted by 3cit View Post
    Is it actually password protected? I thought that just meant that the backup was encrypted on your pc so the backup couldn't be pulled off your computer and used on a different computer.
    No. My iTunes backup are encrypted and if I attempt to restore using the backup(s), I am prompted for the password I initially set up when I opted to have my backups encrypted.
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    Default iPhone 4 - encryption issue, forgot password

    Quote Originally Posted by stockingsgirl View Post
    I have just got the iPhone 4, I have tried to restore from my back up? However it appears that I have ticked the encryption box when I set up my 3GS, as this was 4 years ago, I do not remember putting any password In, so I cannot restore my phone, without discovering the password. Any ideas please?
    Have you ever backed up your device via iCloud, if applicable? If so, you should be able to restore to your iPhone 4 using one of your iCloud backups.
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    Default iPhone 4 - encryption issue, forgot password

    That stinks!
    How long ago was your initial encrypted backup? Perhaps it was a different password time in your life! Lol
    My first password was banana, then I moved on to apple, then I went all alphanumerical! Now I'm rocking alphanumeric with caps and symbols!
    But maybe it was something different for you when you first started it
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    Hi thanks I have backed up using iCloud, but it stills asks or the encryption password?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3cit View Post
    That stinks!
    How long ago was your initial encrypted backup? Perhaps it was a different password time in your life! Lol
    My first password was banana, then I moved on to apple, then I went all alphanumerical! Now I'm rocking alphanumeric with caps and symbols!
    But maybe it was something different for you when you first started it
    . I have tried everything I can think of
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    Well what are you most worried about losing? Maybe you're just gonna have to bite the bullet on this one
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    Default iPhone 4 - encryption issue, forgot password

    Quote Originally Posted by stockingsgirl View Post
    Hi thanks I have backed up using iCloud, but it stills asks or the encryption password?
    Really? Type in your iTunes/iCloud password and see if you can bypass it. Hopefully, it will work. If not, I don't know what else to tell you, my friend.

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