How to Recover a Forgotten Photo Vault PIN

Kelly Heffner Wilkerson, Co-Founder of Decipher Media
Kelly Heffner Wilkerson

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Tutorial for how to recover a forgotten Photo Vault PIN passcode.

A few months ago, we wrote a post about recovering a forgotten restrictions passcode. That got me thinking about other popular passcodes that don't have a built-in recovery mechanism. Then a customer emailed me that they forgot their Photo Vault passcode!

It turns out that the Photo Vault passcode is stored in the backed up preference files, and it's easy to get out of an iPhone/iPad/iPod backup.

The free trial of Decipher Backup Browser will allow you to recover your Photo Vault PIN. You don't need to purchase a license code to recover the Photo Vault passcode.

Download Decipher Backup Browser and make a backup of the iPhone with the Photo Vault PIN/passcode you need to get.

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How to Recover a Forgotten Photo Vault PIN

Read and follow these steps to recover your Photo Vault PIN passcode:

  1. Click on the backup of your iPhone in the left column of Decipher Backup Browser. If you don't see your iPhone in the left column, you'll need to make a backup of your iPhone in iTunes

  2. Select "Photo Vault Passcode" from the center column.

  3. Your Photo Vault PIN will show in the right column.

Decipher Backup Browser recovering a forgotten Photo Vault PIN.