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This article demonstrates how to disable iOS backup encryption in iTunes.

Remove iPhone backup encryption with CopyTrans Shelbee

CopyTrans Shelbee allows you to remove iPhone backup encryption without the need for iTunes. To do so:

  1. Run CopyTrans Shelbee and navigate to Backup > Full backup > Encryption. When selecting an option to back up your iPhone, choose encryption tab to encrypt your device.

  2. Now click the “Remove” tab, enter the current password, click “Remove” and begin the backup by clicking “Start”.

    NOTE: password will be removed after the backup begins.
    Remove encryption password for an iPhone backup

How to turn off iOS backup encryption in iTunes

To disable the encryption of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch backup in iTunes:

  1. Run iTunes.

  2. Connect your iOS device.

  3. Warning

    To avoid “Automatic synchronization” of your iDevice with iTunes please refer to this FAQ article.

  4. From the “Summary” tab of your iDevice settings in iTunes, un-check the “Encrypt iPhone backup” option. Encrypt iPhone backup in iTunes

  5. When prompted, enter the encryption password and click “OK”. enter-backup-password

  6. iTunes will now create another backup of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch which will not be encrypted. Backup in process

  7. This is how to disable iPhone backup encryption in iTunes.

TIP: If you forgot your backup password, please refer to this article: I forgot my iPhone backup password.

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Krasimir is an avid marketing aficionado and a tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market. He grew up in Bulgaria and on the island of Mauritius where he became passionate about windsurfing and photography.