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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