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There are many reasons why you might want to encrypt iPhone backup. First of all, encryption provides better device protection and security.

Another reason is related to company device usage terms. Users with an MDM (Mobile Device Management) client configured on their iPhones, iPads, or PCs cannot fully use CopyTrans Contacts and CopyTrans Shelbee. This is because some companies’ security policies require employees to set up a backup password, but this password hasn’t been configured on the device yet.

Learn how to set up a password for your iOS backup:

iPhone backup encryption password

One can easily secure data using iPhone backup encryption.

iPhone encrypted backup may contain:

✔ iPhone passwords for Wi-Fi;
✔ email accounts;
✔ websites;
✔ call history;
✔ and some apps.

💡 If you are not sure this is what you want, see our article about what an iOS backup password is.

Save your iPhone backup encryption password in a safe place after creating it. Next time you restore your data, you’ll be asked for this password and you cannot restore unless you enter the correct one.

CopyTrans Shelbee and iTunes cannot help you recover a forgotten password. If you don’t remember the password, use our backup password recovery tips.

Encrypt iPhone backup

with CopyTrans Shelbee

CopyTrans Shelbee is iPhone backup software for your Windows PC that you can use to add, remove or change iPhone backup encryption password. Follow the steps below to add the password:

  1. Download CopyTrans Shelbee from the following page: Download CopyTrans Shelbee

  2. Navigate to Backup > Full backup and click the “Encryption” button.
    When selecting an option to back up your iPhone, choose encryption tab to encrypt your device

  3. Add a password. To secure your iPhone backup with a password, (1) click the “Add password” tab, (2) create and confirm your password, (3) click “Apply” and (4) initialize the backup by clicking “Start”.
    Add a password and confirm it. Hit start to continue with the back up.

⭐ Why people choose CopyTrans Shelbee ⭐:

▪ Choose any folder to store your backup, as well as change the default backup folder set by iTunes.;

Validate integrity of the backup file after each backup*;

▪ Add a password protection at any time to encrypt your backup;

▪ Choose between a full Backup or only latest changes backup;

▪ Set up reminders when it’s time to do a backup;

▪ Restore selected data;

Restore apps to any iOS device with ease even if they have been removed from the App Store after **;

▪ Restore data from a corrupted iTunes backup.

Download and try for free!

Encrypt iPhone backup

with iTunes

  1. Open iTunes.

  2. Connect your device to your computer. Your connected device icon will be shown in the upper left-hand corner of the iTunes window. Set up an iOS backup password with iTunes

  3. Open the Summary tab and select “Encrypt [device] backup” in the Backups section. Encrypt iPhone backup in iTunes

This is how to encrypt iPhone backup. We hope the methods described in the article will help you back up your data in a safe and smooth way.

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