December 14, 2014

How to Unlock iPhone without iTunes or Passcode

When you forgot passcode or couldn’t connect iPhone to computer with iTunes, how to unlock iPhone when it is locked out?

If you want to find effective ways for this problem, I think it has to be discussed in following two parts.
So now the passage below will describe the details to unlock locked iPhone without iTunes or passcode.
unlock iPhone without iTunes or passcode

Part 1: How to Unlock iPhone without iTunes

If you couldn’t use Restore feature in iTunes, iPhone buttons can restore iPhone to factory settings. And then iPhone can be restored from iCloud backup after factory reset.

When iPhone is locked, hold Sleep button and Home button at the same time, iPhone will enter recovery mode. And then you just follow tips to do.

Part 2: How to Unlock iPhone without Passcode

Method 1: Access Locked iPhone with Touch ID/Face ID

Use Touch ID instead of passcode to access locked iPhone, if it is iPhone 6, 6 plus, 5s or 5c. Touch ID is another way to protect iPhone, which has been created before you want to use it to enter locked iPhone. It is a fingerprint of iPhone user. And it can be used to unlock iPhone when your iPhone is locked because of passcode forgot. And for the newest iPhone users, such as iPhone X and iPhone 11, you can use Face ID to get into the locked iPhone.

Method 2: Unlock iPhone with iTunes

If iTunes is not available for iPhone, follow part 1.

If iPhone can be connected to computer, and just couldn’t be checked by iTunes, iOSBoot Genius is another choice for your iPhone. It can easily enter iPhone recovery mode, so you can restore iPhone to factory default to unlock iPhone.

Step 1: Connect iPhone to computer.

Step 2: Install and run iOSBoot Genius.

Step 3: Click "Enter Recovery Mode" in iOSBoot Genius.

When "Exit Recovery Mode" becomes available, iPhone can instantly restore to factory settings with recovery mode.

Method 3: Unlock iPhone with iPhone Passcode Genius

If all the above methods cannot help you unlock iPhone, you can try iPhone Passcode Genius. It can help you to bypass the recovery mode and unlock the iPhone. You can easily reset the iPhone to the original status.

Step 1: Download and get iPhone Passcode Genius on the computer. Besides, connect the iPhone to the Windows computer.

Step 2: Start the software and then choose “Unlock Lock Screen” function.

Step 3: In the coming window, select “Start”.

Step 4: After the software detects your iPhone iOS version, you can click “Download” to get the firmware package.

Step 5: Click “Unlock” and the software will remove everything from the iPhone. After a short time, the iPhone will be returned to the Hello window. You can now activate it again. 

December 10, 2014

6 Tips on How to Protect Your iPhone Data Safe

The higher value and more popular the device is, the more dangerous it will be. To some extent, the popularity and high value of iPhone result in the possibility of iPhone stolen or lost. When iPhone is stolen or lost, data on iPhone will be used by others casually if they are not protected with any measures.

So is there any ways or tips to protect iPhone we can do by ourselves? Surely there is, please follow these tips below to keep iPhone data safe.

Tip 1: Create a Complicated Passcode

In iOS 4 and lower version, probably you can only create digital passcode. However, when you are using iOS 4 or supper version, more complicated passcode can be created. For example, alphanumeric password consists of numbers, alpha lower or upper case characters or other characters.

Go to Settings – General – Touch ID & Passcode, and turn off "Simple Passcode". Type in your iPhone existing passcode now and set a new password for iPhone access.

create a new complicated password for iPhone

Tip 2: Use Touch ID If Possible

create Touch ID for iPhone

Touch ID is available in iPhone 6 Plus, 6, 5s and iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3. It is a new and special way to access iPhone with only your fingerprint. If your iPhone is one of these versions, make full use of it. It can bring you more convenient access to iPhone, and get rid of other people using it. Now you just need to create a Touch ID account.

Tip 3: Turn Find My iPhone on

Find My iPhone is free service for iPhone users to locate lost iPhone and can delete all data and settings on this iPhone.

Therefore, before unfortunate things happen, turn on Find My iPhone is necessary in Settings – iCloud with Apple ID.

turn Find My iPhone on

But this still cannot promise that you can successfully erase iPhone remotely when iPhone is in other people’s hand. Because deleting iPhone data remotely asks for internet connection, and as long as Control Center appearing on lockscreen, another person can disable internet connection.

So when you turn Find My iPhone on, please prevent Control Center from appearing on the top of lockscreen.

Go to Settings – Control Center , Turn off Access on Lock Screen.

Tip 4: Encrypt Backup When Sync iPhone to Computer

Why we have to encrypt backup when sync iPhone to computer?

If we have set iPhone synced to computer, iPhone backup will be created automatically when it is connected to computer. However, if we do not encrypt iPhone backup, anyone can access this computer, and easily use this backup without any difficulties. As a result, your iPhone data can be seen clearly in other people’s iPhone.

And if you don't want it happen, just check "Encrypt iPhone backup" or "Encrypt local backup" box in iTunes before you sync iPhone to computer.

encrypt iPhone backup when sync

Tip 5: Disable Siri Access from Lockscreen

turn off Siri from lockscreenEven though you have made alphanumeric password, Touch ID and Find My iPhone enable, made Control Center disable, people still can access iPhone lockscreen by Siri. 

So please disable Siri access from Lockscreen.

Go to Settings – General – Touch ID and Passcode, type your passcode and click Done. Toggle off Siri under the "Allow Access When Locked" section.

While you're at it, you can also toggle off Passbook access to make sure no one can get to your sensitive information without first unlocking your iPhone.

Tip 6: Don’t Jailbreak your iPhone

Surely jailbreaking iPhone allows you to customize your iPhone in ways not approved by Apple and install apps that have been rejected in the official App Store. But if you want your iPhone to be secure as possible, stay far away from jailbreaking.

Actually, Apple has designed the secure operating system that runs on the iPhone. If there is no accident, no viruses, malware, or other software-based security threats iPhone like PCs and Android phones. The only viruses that have struck iPhones have targeted jailbroken devices. So, for the security of iPhone, don’t jailbreaking.

Even though all these settings cannot protect iPhone from using when it is stolen or lost, they are enough for iPhone users to protect their iPhone. 

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December 7, 2014

How to Decrypt iTunes Backup with Tool | iTunes Backup Password Recovery Tips

Is your iTunes backup encrypted now? Getting tools to decrypt them is a good choice. Here will introduce two available tools to decrypt iTunes backup, iTunes Password Genius and Keychain.

1. iTunes Password Genius

During the encryption of iTunes backup, backup password is stored in Manifest.plist file. Once it is imported into iTunes Password Genius, this tool can recover backup password from this file with password attack method. Without damaging backup, backup password is found easily.

Steps to decrypt iTunes backup with iTunes Password Genius (Eg. iPad)

Step 1: Download, install and run iTunes Password Genius on your Windows computer.

Step 2: Import encrypted iTunes backup into this password recovery tool.

Click Open button and then select the iTunes backup in pop-up window. Then click OK button to add it into "Encrypted File" box.

iTunes Password Genius for decrypting iTunes backup

Step 3: Make password recovery settings and recover iTunes backup password.

Choose one of password attack types from "Type of attack". And then make settings in following part. Later, click "Start" button to let backup password recovery program run.

Step 4: Decrypt iTunes backup with recovered password.

Copy the password you just recovered with iTunes Password Genius. And then use it to decrypt iTunes backup in iTunes.

2. Keychain

During the backup, iTunes can also store encrypted backup password on the iPhone Keychain. So if backup password is unknown and physical access to the device is available, the backup password can be retrieved by viewing the iPhone keychain items.

Steps to decrypt iTunes backup with Keychain (Eg. iPhone)

Step 1: Open Keychain Access utility from Application – Utilities.

Step 2: Search "iPhone" in the top-right search field. Look for keychain item named "iPhone Backup" of kind "application password".

Step 3: Double click "iPhone Backup" and click on "Show password" in new window.

Keychain for decrypting iTunes backup

Step 4: Type your computer password for locking Mac, and click Allow (once). Then iPhone backup password will appear in clear text.

Tips: If you are not a Mac user or you couldn’t find "iPhone Backup" keychain item, this way will not work for you. And then you can choose iTunes Password Genius.

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December 4, 2014

iTunes Backup Password Recovery Software: Why Can It Recover iTunes Backup Password?

As is known, iTunes backup password recovery software can recover forgotten or lost iTunes backup password. But do you know why it can do and how it does?

If not, follow this passage to learn and know about features of iTunes backup password recovery software.

Now we take one tool that can work on Windows computer to introduce, iTunes Password Genius. We will talk about it in 3 aspects to explain why it can be chosen as iTunes backup password recovery software.

1. Efficiency

iTunes Password Genius provides powerful function to recover iTunes backup password no matter how complex backup password is.

Powerful password recovery methods are designed in iTunes Password Genius, including Brute-force, Mask, Dictionary and Smart.

With Brute-force, you can recover any kinds of password, but the time wasted will depends on the complexity of password and settings you set for Brute-force. Appropriate password recovery settings can save most of time.

With Mask, iTunes backup password can be easily recovered if you remember part of backup password. Just "Mask" parameter and password length, range.

With Dictionary, you can lessen the password ranges. Shorten the password recovery time, because password is only found in Dictionary.

With Smart, it is set with one different search method from other password recovery types. So at some moments, it will be smart for you to choose it.

2. Safety

In a word, iTunes backup will not be damaged or lost. Any data on computer will not be damaged too.

The purpose of using iTunes Password Genius, is to recover iTunes backup password, and use it to unlock iTunes backup. So this feature is really so important.

There is no virus in this backup password recovery tool. And when it is run to recover backup password, only the iTunes backup file is imported into it. Other files on computer related with this file are not affected.
Besides, there is one part about backup password in Manifest.plist. And only this section is used by iTunes Password Genius to recover password. So other parts in imported file are not changed.

Therefore, no data would be lost or damaged after iTunes backup password recovery.

3. Availability

We can see its availability in user-friendly interface and continuous software update.

3-1 User-friendly interface

As long as you run iTunes Password Genius, and with simple introduction, you can see how to recover backup password with it. Open backup file – Choose Type of attack – Start to recover iTunes backup password.

3-2 Continuous software update

In addition, it keeps on update in order to recover all kinds of iTunes backup password. So it will be worth to have a try. 

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December 3, 2014

Encrypt iTunes Backup | iTunes Backup Password Recovery Tips

If you back up iOS device data to iCloud, Apple ID will be the key to backup. However, if you create backup in iTunes, what is the key to iTunes backup? Surely it is the iTunes backup password. But how to encrypt iTunes backup and protect it from accessing by other people?

Actually, the direct and easy way to encrypt iTunes backup has appeared in the process of creating iTunes backup, if "Encrypt local backup" box is checked. If not, follow these steps to learn how to encrypt iPhone/iPad/iPod touch backup in iTunes.

Step 1: Take your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch connected into computer with USB cable.

Step 2: Open iTunes.

If you have set "Open iTunes when iPhone/iPad/iPod connected" in iTunes before, now you will don’t need to open iTunes. iTunes will run automatically once iOS device has been connected to computer successfully.

Step 3: Click device name in the top-right side of iTunes.

open iOS device option in iTunes

Step 4: Choose Summary option, and in the "Backups" part, you can see there is "Encrypt local backup" option.

choose encrypt iTunes backup

Step 5: Tick "Encrypt local backup" and a dialog will pop up to ask for a backup password.

Step 6: Type and verify iTunes backup password, and then click "Set Password" button to confirm.

set a password for iTunes backup

Besides, there is always another option under password box, "Remember this password in my keychain". If you select it, backup password will be saved in the keychain on your mac computer. One day, if you forgot password to unlock iTunes backup, you can get it in keychain. But to some degree, this defeats the purpose of setting a password in the backup password box. On the other hand, encrypt iTunes backup with powerful password not only increases the security of that data, but also prevents you from having to re-enter your email and Mobile Me passwords when you restore.

Therefore, we had better set a password to encrypt iTunes backup, but choose to save password in keychain or not depends on your own necessity. Save iTunes backup password in other safe place is worth to do. So that when you forgot or lost iTunes backup password one day, it can be found to unlock iTunes backup. Otherwise, you should need a tool, such as iTunes Password Genius, to recover iTunes backup password

December 2, 2014

Create iTunes Backup | iTunes Backup Password Recovery Tips

iTunes is used to backup the iOS device to a computer usually. So such backup is called iTunes backup. How important it is, we can know that when we want an encrypted iTunes backup to restore or factory reset iOS device. Especially, when you are locked out of idevices, iTunes backup is one of effective ways for you to access iOS device again without important data loss.

Therefore, how to create iTunes backup for iOS devices?

There is iTunes on iOS device and on computer. Which one should we choose to create iTunes backup? Now we take iTunes on computer to create one. 

Create iTunes Backup in Computer manually and automatically

1. Connect iOS device to computer with USB cable.

2. Open iTunes and iOS device will appear in iTunes. (Take iPad as example)

create iTunes backup in Windows computer

3. Click iPad name in the top right side of iTunes screen.

4. Unfold iPad menu, choose Summary and click "Back Up Now".

If you have not tipped Encrypt local backup, iTunes will make a copy of everything on iPad device, including contacts, SMS, photos, calendar, music, call logs, configuration files, database files, keychain, network settings, offline web application cache, safari bookmarks, cookies and application data, etc.

Besides, if you don’t want to make a iTunes backup manually every time, set device synced with iTunes. And then when you connect device to computer, iTunes will automatically create a backup of device. But if the automatic sync option is turned off, you will need to create a backup with above steps.

Tips: If you tip "Encrypt local backup" before back up iOS device in iTunes, you will be asked to set a password for the iTunes backup in pop-up dialog.

From then on, whenever you backup iOS device on computer, it will not be necessary to encrypt iTunes backup.

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November 30, 2014

How to Unlock iPod Touch Backup If Password Lost

If we couldn’t unlock iPod Touch backup, what we will lose? What kind of situation we would face just because of backup password lost? If I want to keep away from this situation, how can I do? How to unlock iPod Touch or unlock iPod Touch backup?

These questions are usually asked when people encounter such iPod Touch problems, such as forgot or lost iPod backup password when it is needed, iPod locked but don't know the reasons.

However, as long as you get available iPod Touch backup, you can solve these issues by restoring iPod to early backup point, so you can protect iPod Touch without important data loss.

Therefore, you can take unlocking iPod Touch backup as the first and effective method to solve our problems now. And what we should do is to look for one powerful way to unlock iPod Touch backup. If you have not found one, try following ways please.

Way 1: Guess and Try Possible iPod Backup Password

guess locked iPod backup passwordIf you don’t care whether this way really helps you successfully find out iPod backup password at last, it is worth trying. At least, it can be used conveniently, because they are probably the Apple ID, passcode, default password or Windows administrator password. And we just try them.

In addition, according to the Apple research, most Apple users are likely to use simple numbers to unlock their device even backup file.

After having a try, as long as one of them is the same to backup password, the time you have used to guess is worth. Even though all of them don’t work, it is still can be the first step of you plan, unlocking iPod Touch backup. So no matter how it works for you at last, it is still worth to have a try.

Of course, if you are seeking an effective way that can promise to recover iPod backup password and then unlock it, iTunes Password Genius is a good choice.

Way 2: Recover iPod Touch Backup Password and Unlock iPod Backup

You can unlock encrypted iPod backup with following three steps.

Step 1: Preparation.
  1. Download, install and run iTunes Password Genius trial version or full version on Windows computer.
  2. Import iPod backup from computer with Open button.
The software provides an automatic program to help you find iPod backup on computer. So once you click "Open" button, a window will pop up and show iPod backup on computer, just select it and click OK to add it into iTunes Password Genius. So convenient and effective it is to import iPod backup into iTunes Password Genius.

3. Select one available password attack type for encrypted iPod backup.

Brute-force, Mask, Dictionary and Smart are four password attack types for iTunes backup password recovery. Now if you can choose one according to your iPod backup situation. For example, if you just can limit the password length and range, choose Brute-force, and it will recover iTunes backup password for iPod quickly. If you have any impression on iPod backup password, Mask is better, but you have to set parameter Mask. About how to set it, details are introduced in iTunes Password Genius user guide. Another two attack types, they are not used usually. But if Brute-force and Mask cannot recover backup password in short time, Dictionary and Smart still can be tried.

unlock iPod backup with iTunes Password Genius

Step 2: Recover iPod Backup Password.

Click Start button and then you just have to wait. About few minutes even seconds later, a new window will prompt you iPod backup password is recovered and password appears there.

Step 3: Unlock iPod backup.

Now connect your iPod to computer, and open it in iTunes. Click iPod name at the top right side of iTunes window, and turn to iPod home screen, and then click Restore backup button. You will be asked to unlock iPod backup. Type iPod backup password you just recovered and click OK. Now iPod backup has been unlocked. It is time for you to do what you want with iPod backup. 

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November 28, 2014

Locked out of iTunes Backup – How to Reset iTunes Backup Password

At the moment of unlocking iTunes backup to restore my iOS device, iTunes prompted me that the password is wrong. But I need a right iTunes backup password now. Otherwise, I couldn’t restore iOS device from iTunes backup.

If you are preparing to restore iOS device from iTunes backup, and now when the iTunes backup is locked with password, you can turn to use iCloud backup to restore device.

If not, reset iTunes backup password will be necessary and the first thing you should do if you want to restore iOS device from backup.

How to reset iTunes backup password when locked out of iTunes backup?

Now I will introduce two ways that are separately available for Mac computer and Windows computer users. Please see followings.

Part 1: Reset iTunes Backup Password on Mac Computer.

If you are a Mac computer user, and keep the password in Keychain on Mac computer, you can get backup password with this option.

Step 1: Open the Keychain Access utility from Application – Utilities.

Step 2: Search your device name, iPhone or iPad in the top-right side field. Look for a keychain item named "iPhone backup" or "iPad Backup" of kind "application password".

Step 3: Double click the keychain item and click on the "Show password" checkbox in the new window.

Step 4: Enter your password (the one locked your Mac) to show the iOS device backup password. Click Allow (once). Then you can see the idevice backup password in clear text.

Part 2: Reset iTunes Backup Password on Windows Computer.

If you are a Windows computer user, there is one effective tool that can recover iTunes backup password easily and instantly, iTunes Password Genius.

Step 1: Open isunshare website and download iTunes Password Genius.

Step 2: Install iTunes Password Genius trial or full version on Windows computer.

Choose trial or full version based on the length of iTunes backup password. So if it is less than 3 characters, select trial version. If not, select full version.

Step 3: Run iTunes Password Genius and add encrypted iTunes backup.

Click Open button after iTunes Password Genius runs. And then choose latest new backup you created in pop-up screen. Click "OK" and it will be imported into iTunes backup password recovery tool.

Step 4: Recover iTunes backup password after password attack settings.
  • First, select one password attack type from "Type of attack" drop-down box.
  • Second, make settings for password attack type you choose.
  • Third, click "Start" button to recover iTunes backup password.
    Until a new window appears and prompts you that what the encrypted iTunes backup password is, copy it and take it to unlock locked iTunes backup
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November 26, 2014

How to Unlock iOS Device If Forgot Passcode

No matter from the research results from Apple, or from the questions asked in Internet, we can find that passcode forgot and no access to iOS device are problems that iDevices users usually encounter.

And this is why iOS device needed to be unlocked. After having searched, understood and checked the solutions for locked iOS device, we make a summary about the effective ways to unlock iOS device.

Way 1: Try possible passcodes to unlock iOS device

According to Apple users’ anonymous research, we know most of people would like to use simple numbers as passcode. Besides, iPhone will not be disabled if you have not tried 6 times. However, it is still not really disabled at this moment, because one minute later, you can try again, until it prompts you that connect iOS device to iTunes.

Therefore, this way can gives you a higher chance to unlock your iOS device and access it after you forgot passcode.

Way 2: Unlock iOS device with Siri

If you have set Siri enable when iPhone locked beforehand, now you can use Siri to bypass passcode and use iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, or 5S (if Touch ID is disable). Certainly, if Touch ID is not disabled, you can use your fingerprint to access iOS device without passcode.

So now what can you do after you know that Siri helps you do the things you do every day?

If it is really so, you can just press down on the Home button and ask Siri to make a phone call, send a text, or send an email etc. Moreover, if you don’t know how to use Siri, you can ask it “What can you do?” And then Siri will tell you exactly.

Way 3: Reset iOS device to unlock it

Take iOSBoot Genius to help iOS device enter recovery mode first. Until iTunes logon appears in your iOS device, your device has been prepared to be restored to factory default.

Open iTunes in Windows computer. And your device will be open in iTunes. In the Summary option of device, click “Restore iPhone/iPad/iPod”. It will help device restore to factory settings. When this process completes, iOS device will be set a new one if there is no backup for it.

So resetting iOS device should be the last way to unlock iOS device. Otherwise, all of data will be lost when no backup is available after factory reset.

Way 4: Use iPhone unlocking software to unlock iPhone 

You can unlock iPhone with iSunshare iPhone Passcode Genius—the professional iPhone unlocking software, which can help to remove the forgotten iPhone lock screen passcode and erase all the data.  It can be downloaded and used on Windows computers.  You can view the following video to get details. 

So how can you choose one way from them to unlock your iOS device? If you have no other ways, above are worth trying. 

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November 24, 2014

How to Decrypt iPad Air iTunes Backup

When I prepared to restore iPad Air from iTunes backup, I found it was encrypted and what’s worse, iTunes backup password is lost.

In fact, there are many ways you can choose. But the success rates are different. For example, some educated guess probably let you find iTunes backup password, and iTunes backup password recovery tool can help you to recover iTunes backup password with 100% guarantee. Now see the possible three methods in the following, and choose one that is available for your iPad.

Method 1: Try Guessed Password to Decrypt iPad Backup

Effectiveness: Low success rate, but possible helpful

Which kind of password would be used to protect iTunes backup? Let me think. You have Apple ID, passcode, default password, or Windows administrator password. So you can try these numbers or characters to unlock iTunes backup.

If failed, keep going on to another two ways to recover iPad backup password.

Method 2: Decrypt iTunes Backup with Keychain

Effectiveness: 50% success rate

If you are using a Mac computer, lost iTunes backup password may be recovered in Keychain.

1. Run Keychain Access utility from Application – Utilities.

2. Enter "iPad" in the top-right search field and then look for a keychain item named "iPad Backup" of kind "application password".

If there is no such item, iSunshare iTunes Password Genius is needed for iTunes backup password recovery.

3. Double click "iPad Backup" and click on the "Show password" checkbox in the new window.

4. You will now be prompted to enter your password to show the iPad backup password.
Click Allow (once). You should now see the iPad backup password in the clear text.

Method 3: Decrypt iTunes Backup with iTunes Password Recovery Tool

Effectiveness: 100% success rate guarantee

When you couldn’t decrypt encrypted iTunes backup password with above two methods, try this way please. With 100% success rate guarantee, iTunes backup password can be recovered easily with iTunes backup password recovery tool, such as iTunes Password Genius. But there are some tips you need to know when you use iTunes Password Genius.

  • Tip 1: Choose which version of iTunes Password Genius, trial or full version
    Trial version only can recover iTunes backup password less than 3 characters, while full version can recover any kinds of iTunes backup password.
  • Tip 2: How to select backup password recovery type
    Four password types, Brute-force, Mask, Dictionary and Smart are available for iPad backup password recovery. However, password recovery rate depends on which one type you have chosen and made settings. Read more>>
Now follow the steps to decrypt iTunes backup for iPad.

Step 1: Install and run iTunes Password Genius in your Windows computer.

decrypt iPad backup with iTunes password recovery tool

Step 2: Click Open button and add iTunes backup file into iTunes Password Genius.

Step 3: Choose and set password recovery type and click Start button.

In few seconds of minutes later, you will see a pop-up window showing iTunes backup password. Copy password and save it in text. Now connect your iPad Air to computer, and open it in iTunes. Click Restore backup, and you can decrypt iTunes backup for iPad with the recovered password.

recover iPad iTunes backup password

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November 20, 2014

Lost iPod Backup Password – How to Use Locked iPod Normally

My iPad is locked. I want to restore iPad with backup. But I have never imagined that iPod backup password is lost. So now how can I do to use locked iPod normally?

If your iPod is just locked with passcode, please try some possible passcodes you may use. This step is important and worth to try. When one of them allows you to access iPod, you can try  way.

However, while you try them but they don’t work, you will need to find other ways. For example, factory reset iPod or restoring iPod after backup password is recovered, that can work.

Way 1: Factory Reset iPod and Set it as a New Device

If iTunes can work in computer, you can connect iPod to computer, and restore it. After you see a new screen appears to ask you "Set up as new iPod" or "Restore from this backup". Choose first one. And then iPod will restarts. Now take your finger to slip "Slide to set up" on iPod, and make iPod settings step by step.

restore locked iPod to factory settings

If your iPod cannot be connected to computer in iTunes, get iOSBoot Genius to enter iPod recovery mode and restore iPod to factory settings.

Way 2: Restore iPod from Backup after Backup Password Recovery

There are also two possibilities when you try to restore iPod from encrypted backup.
  • Situation 1: Restore iPod from iTunes Backup after iTunes Backup Password Recovery
  • Situation 2: Restore iPod from iCloud Backup after Factory Reset iPod without iTunes

Situation 1: Restore iPod from iTunes Backup after iTunes Backup Password Recovery

Step 1: Take iTunes Password Genius and install it on computer.

Step 2: Recover iTunes backup password for iPod in computer.

recover lost iPod backup password

Step 3: Connect iPod to computer and open iTunes.

Step 4: Restore iPod from iTunes Backup.

Click "Restore iPod" button and after you see a screen appears in iTunes, choose "Restore from this backup". Click "Continue". When a new dialog pops up to ask you a password, type it you just recover in Step 2 to unlock iPod backup, and click OK. iPod will restore from this backup and restart successfully.

Situation 2: Restore iPod from iCloud Backup after Factory Reset iPod without iTunes

After you restore iPod to factory settings, sign into your Apple account, restore iPod from iCloud backup.

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > General > Reset in iPod, then tap "Erase all content and settings".

restore iPod from iCloud backup

Step 2: In the Setup Assistant, proceed to "Set up your device", tap Restore from Backup, then sign in to iCloud with Apple account.

Step 3: Proceed to Choose backup, then choose from a list of available backups in iCloud.

Step 4: Restore iPod from iCloud backup.

We cannot judge which way is better at once before we analyze the real situation of iPod. Each way has its availability. So if you don’t care anything will lose in iPod, factory reset iPod is OK. After that, just set it as a new device. However, if you care about the data on iPod, restoring iPod with backup will be better. Don’t worry about backup password lost, iTunes Password Genius can help you recover it.

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November 17, 2014

How to Exit Recovery Mode Easily without Data Loss from iPhone/iPad/iPod

"I clicked Restore button in iTunes carelessly, and my iOS device has been in recovery mode now. But that’s not what I want. Apps, connections, or data saved on device will be lost or deleted. How can I do?"

If you have just created a backup before operation error, you can restore device from previous backup after exiting recovery mode. There will not be so much data lost. However, if there is no backup, or the backup has been created a long time ago, how should you do?

Can device exit recovery mode instantly without any data lost when iPhone/iPad/iPad just enters recovery mode? If there is one effective way or tool, that would be perfect.

And now I would tell you such a tool, which can easily get iOS device out of recovery mode instantly. iOSBoot Genius will be introduced in following passage about how to exit recovery mode.

Step 1: Download and install iOSBoot Genius in your computer.

Step 2: Connect device to computer or make sure device connected to computer.

Step 3: Run iOSBoot Genius, and it prompt you that device has been connected, and "Exit Recovery Mode" button is bright.

Step 4: Click "Exit Recovery Mode" button.

You will see USB cable and iTunes logo appearing in device screen. And iOS device will be out of recovery mode soon. During the process of recovery mode existence, you don’t need to worry about data loss or damage. So if you want device to be out of recovery mode safely without any loss, just need to install and run iOSBoot Genius on computer to help put iPhone/iPad/iPod out of recovery mode.

Tips: It is worth to mention that iOSBoot Genius also can help iPhone/iPad/iPod enter recovery mode. So if there is another reason that leads to failed access recovery mode with device menu or iTunes, iOSBoot Genius can do that successfully.

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November 9, 2014

How to Change iTunes Forgotten Backup Password without Data Loss

iTunes backup password forgot. Instantly I factory reset iOS devices, and then I could set a new password for brank-new iPhone/iPad/iPod backup in iTunes. iTunes backup password is changed, but iOS devices data has been lost with iDevices factory reset. So regretful I am.

Actually, this problem just needs an effective iTunes backup password recovery tool. Recover iTunes forgotten backup password first, and then change iTunes backup password in iTunes.

Section 1: Recover Forgotten iTunes Backup Password with Tool.

Get an effective tool, iTunes Password Genius to help you. There are two versions available. You can download trial version for forgotten backup password less than 3 characters. And purchase full version for any-password-length iTunes backup password recovery.

1. Install iTunes Password Genius on computer.

Make sure you get appropriate tool, and the computer is the one where iTunes backup is saved.

2. Run it and add encrypted iTunes backup from computer.

As long as you have not deleted iTunes backup, iTunes backup is still on computer. Run iTunes Password Genius and click "Open" button. Instantly, a new window pops up with iTunes backup. Select one you think it is appropriate. And click OK. Or click Add File button to browse and add backup file from computer hard drive.
recover forgotten iTunes backup password with iTunes Password Genius

So we should know the general iTunes backup location. See it in the user guide of iTunes Password Genius.

3. Recover iTunes backup password.

Now it’s time to make password recovery settings and click "Start" button. Forgotten iTunes backup password will be recovered in few seconds.

Section 2: Change iTunes Backup Password in iTunes.

After iTunes backup password recovery, please save backup password in a text on computer. Now begin to change iTunes backup password in iTunes.

1. Connect iDevices to iTunes on computer.

2. Click iDevices name in the top-right side of iTunes window.

There will be several options shown in window. In Backup part, there is an option "Encrypt local backup".

change iTunes forgotten backup password in iTunes without data loss

3. Copy iTunes backup password and uncheck "Encrypt local backup".

4. Type old backup password in pop-up dialog and set a new password for backup.

5. Click "Change Password" button at last.

Now you can unlock iTunes backup with new password, which will be used to back up iOS data to iTunes all the time until it is changed.

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November 5, 2014

How to Delete Redundant iTunes Backup for iPad/iPhone/iPod

Why we should delete redundant iTunes backup?

What I can think of is to save computer space. The more data on iPhone/iPad/iPod, the larger the iTunes backup is. It would occupy more and more partition. But we couldn’t stop backup because of this. So back up iOS devices data and then delete previous useless iTunes backup periodically is wise.

When we should delete additional iPhone/iPad/iPod backup?

When you have a new backup for iOS devices and you think old iTunes backup is redundant or has taken up too much space on computer, delete it is good choice.

How can we delete iPhone/iPad/iPod backup effectively?

This passage introduces two ways, delete it in iTunes or from backup path in computer.

Way 1: Delete iTunes backup directly from file path

iTunes backup are saved in computer after you back up iPhone/iPad/iPod in iTunes. To different Windows system computer, iTunes backup location is different. Navigate to the backup file path, delete it. Generally they are in C drive.
  • Windows Vista/7/8: User\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
  • Windows XP:  \Documents and Settings\User Name\ Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\ 
delete iTunes backup file from partition directly

Way 2: Steps to delete additional iTunes backup in iTunes (eg. iPad)

Step 1: Connect iPad to computer to make iTunes program run.

You can see your iPad name is on the right-top side of iTunes window.

Step 2: Turn to iTunes menu, and click Edit – Preferences.

open iOS devices preferences

Step 3: Choose Devices option on the top or Preferences window.

All of backups about this iPad would show in the following box.

delete iTunes backup in iTunes for iPhone/iPad/iPod

Step 4: Select the backups you want to delete, and click Delete Backup button. You will see a dialog
about confirming backup deletion, and click Delete button to make sure backup deleted.

make sure iTunes backup deletion

Now those iPad backups you select have been deleted from computer.

Sometimes this is used to disable iPad backup password in iTunes. But whether it is really useful, you can try it. But at most of time, disable iPad/iPhone/iPod backup password is in purpose of restoring iPad from iTunes backup after password forgot. So backup had better not be destroyed.

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October 15, 2014

How to Find Lost File in Windows 7 Laptop

Windows 7 file lost.  It is not ordinary file, but system file. Does the way to recover lost system file is the same as recovering other files? 

Now let’s see which kind of system file would lose generally, and why they lost?

DLL and EXE file are common lost system files. Why they lost? Maybe they are attacked by virus. Maybe these file lost after uninstalling programs where they use a common file. Or maybe computer or laptop restarts or shuts down abnormally.

When we meet such a problem, probably we would feel upset if we don’t have enough computer knowledge to solve it successfully by ourselves. In fact, it is unnecessary. Even though we are not familiar with Windows system, there are still lots of tools helping us to find lost system file back in this information and technology period.

For example, following different kinds of tools could help us to restore or recover lost Windows 7 system file from different angles.

1. Repair damaged DLL and EXE file with system repair tool

Some are free but some you should pay for. System repair tool would run and check out the problem you meet and file your Windows 7 system lost. After finish check, just choose to fix it instantly. This system tool would help to repair system and restore lost or damaged system file.
These system repair tools or software you can choose: Windows Repair Kit (not free for full version), PC Repair System and System Repair Engineer (best used by experienced-to-expert users).

2. Recover damaged/deleted/formatted system file with data recovery tool

If system repair tool couldn’t give you a perfect solution, choose data recovery tool, such as Data Genius, to recover lost data or file. No matter why system file is lost because of virus attack, disk format, or accident deletion, Data Genius always would help to recover them. What’s more, it is safe for computer to recover data free.  

Step 1: Download Data Genius and install it on laptop.

Don’t worry, it would run on all versions of Windows operational systems.

Step 2: Choose probable data recovery option.

Four data recovery types are provided, Deleted Recovery, Format Recovery, Raw File Recovery and Partition Recovery. Now we can choose Raw File Recovery, because it could find and recover data that cannot be found by Deleted Recovery and Format Recovery.

Click Next and choose driver or partitions where system file was stored. Then click Scan.

Step 3: Scan drive or partition and select lost system file.

Wait for Data Genius some time to scan chosen drive or partition. Few seconds or few minutes are needed according to the file size on this drive. After data scan finished, look for lost system file in them and select it.

Step 4: Recover system file.

Click Recover button and choose a folder to save system file on another drive or partition. When system file is recovered successfully, Data Genius would give you a prompting message.

After lost system file is found, you could save it back on original place, in order to prevent another system problem because of this system file loss.

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September 17, 2014

How to Retrieve SQL Server User Password

Not only SQL SA password is lost, but also users with systemadmin privileges are locked. And now Windows authentication mode is unavailable too. So terrible!

When you are in such situations, undoubtedly you would like to escape from it instantly. Even though original SQL Server user password couldn’t be retrieved, if we can retrieve a new user password for SQL, it will make us feel good.

However, how to get a tool to help recover SQL Server user password effectively and safely?

During choosing an effective tool or software, we can take these factors into consideration.
  1. Software function meets your requirements.
  2. Concise and user-friendly software interface and operation tips provided.
  3. Software is safe, legal publisher and powerful technology for data protection.
If there is one tool meeting these conditions, then we can take it to reset SQL Server user password.
With selection and comparison, we would find SQL Password Genius is such powerful but easy-to-use tool for SQL Server user password reset.

Now download and install it on computer. Get it from here:
Two versions are available, trial version and full version. You can download trial version directly from website, while it only could show SQL Server user. Full version needs payment, resetting SQL Server password with one click.

Step 1: Run SQL Password Genius on computer.

Step 2: Click "Open File" button to browse master database file and import it into recovery tool.

Step 3: Select SA account or other users shown in this tool, click "Reset" button and type new password in pop-up dialog for it.

If it doesn’t successfully reset user password, probably this tool is trial version or SQL Server service has not been closed before SQL Password Genius runs.

Step 4:  Exit SQL Password Genius, start SQL Server services, and you could login SQL Server with recovered SA account and password.

How is it? Does it do for you? If you want to try more other ways, see four ways to change SQL SA password.

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September 12, 2014

SQL Database in Recovery after SA Password Locked Out

Locked out of SQL Server because of SA password locked out, and couldn’t login SQL Server with Windows Authentication mode? What can we do to make SQL database recovery or password recovery?

Once SQL database recovery is mentioned, something always impresses us. Whenever you bring a database online, SQL Server goes through a recovery process. It seems to be boring if we want to access SQL database instantly at that moment.

However, if SA password has been locked out, we could make SQL database in recovery to reset SA password. And then login into SQL Server with new SA password. All these just need a tool, SQL Password Genius.

SQL Password Genius is a powerful tool to reset user password for SQL database in few seconds. No matter it is SA or other users with different privileges, just select it in SQL Password Genius and, click "Reset" button, it could be set with new password.

Now let’s go to see how this SQL password recovery tool makes SQL database/password recovery successful. This way applies to SQL Server all versions, including SQL Server 2014.

Precondition: SQL master database, SQL Password Genius, accessible computer with admin privileges.

Process of SQL Database in Recovery with Tool

1. Install SQL Password Genius (full version) on accessible computer.

This computer has been installed with Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2012/2014. And SQL master database can be found.

Why we take full version? Because trial version only could import master database, but still could not reset password for database recovery.

2. Browse master database in computer and import it into tool.

By clicking "Open File" button in tool, you would access to computer and could browse SQL master database in computer. When you find it, click "Open" button to import it into SQL Password Genius.

3. Recover SQL Server Master Database.

As soon as master database is imported, all of its users for it also appear in this tool.

How to recover SQL master database and make it accessible? Just select user, general SA account in user list, and click "Reset" button to type new login password for SA. Master database file is also recovered at the same time.  Its logon user, SA password has changed.

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August 26, 2014

Why Surface Pro is Locked & How to Unlock It

Accidently, we couldn’t access Surface Pro. It is locked.

Why Surface Pro is locked? Probably it is because of following reasons.
  1. Windows 8/8.1 user or login password is forgotten. So we couldn’t login into Surface Pro.
  2. Windows 8/8.1 is controlled remotely when using PC tablet.
  3. Windows system is damaged.
  4. PC tablet hard disk is damaged.
  1. Reset or recover Windows 8/8.1 password for Surface Pro.
  2. Right-click "Computer - Properties - Remote - Remote Desktop", uncheck the box "Permit User Remote Control the Computer".
  3. Boot Surface Pro from emergency CD and copy file from hard disk. And then restart Windows 8/8.1.
  4. Get a new hard disk for Surface Pro PC tablet.
Now let’s introduce how to recover Windows 8/8.1 password for Surface Pro in detail.

Because there is no other available user accounts for Windows 8/8.1 logon, so now password reset disk or third-party tool is necessary. Therefore, we have two choices.

Choice 1: Take password reset disk to reset Windows password.

If you have created a password reset disk before Surface Pro is locked, this would be safest and the most effective method.

unlock Surface Pro with password reset disk
  1. When you try to login into Windows and an error message prompts, click "Reset Password" button under password input box.
  2. Password Reset Wizard window pops up. Insert password reset disk into Surface Pro, and click "Next".
  3. Choose password key disk from drop-down box. And click "Next".
  4. Type new password or don’t set any password for Surface Pro logon.
  5. Click "Next" and "Finish" button and Windows 8/8.1 password is reset successfully.

Choice 2: Find a third-party Windows password recovery tool for Surface Pro.

Undoubtedly, third-party tool is a useful way when we couldn’t find another way to solve Surface Pro lock problem. If you don’t know how to find and choose which password recovery tool from lots of third-party tools, take Windows Password Genius Advanced to try. On efficiency and ease-of-use, it is worth for trying.

1. Search "Windows Password Genius Advanced" in Google, and download trial version to have a try. Or get full version to reset different kinds of complex Windows password.

2. Install it on another accessible computer and run it. Prepare bootable USB drive or CD/DVD-ROM and insert it into this computer. Now take USB drive.

3. Choose "USB device" and click Next. Select inserted USB drive from drop-down box and click "Begin burning".

4. Until message prompts that reset disk is burned successfully, click "OK" and exit USB drive to get ready for unlocking Surface Pro.

5. Plug USB drive with reset disk into locked Surface Pro, start Windows and enter Boot option to set Windows boots from USB drive.

6. Windows Password Genius Advanced program runs automatically. Select Windows system and login user or administrator, click "Reset Password". It would reset user or administrator password as "iSunshare@2012".

Now you can choose to reboot Surface Pro to login and eject USB before Windows boots fully. Or continue to created new administrator with "Add User" for Surface Pro first, and then reboot PC tablet. 

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