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How to change mobile backup encryption password?

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Beginner
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I am backing up my Android mobile to PC using the encryption option. However, I change all my passwords annually but I cannot find an option on the PC or in the app to change it.

 

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As far as I am aware you cannot change the encryption password for Acronis products. I suspect it acts as both a password an encryption key.

Ian

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This password was only requested for the "mobile" backup encryption. On the PC for each backup set in "Hard disk backup options | Advanced | Backup Protection" an encryption password can be applied but only once when a new backup set is created. Maybe once the mobile backup is deleted via the app menu a new encryption PW can be entered??

Legend
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My understanding is that you would need to delete the existing mobile backup and start again in order to set a new password, where this would be in line with how passwords are handled for other normal PC backup tasks.

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Steve Smith wrote:

My understanding is that you would need to delete the existing mobile backup and start again in order to set a new password, where this would be in line with how passwords are handled for other normal PC backup tasks.

Yes, it's only possible to set a password in a new archive. Password in an existing archive cannot be recovered (in case of lost) or changed.