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I am running iTunes 11, and have just plugged in my iPad 2 (running iOS 6.1.2) in.

I would like my back-ups to be unencrypted, but I can't uncheck the check box that would allow me to, as you can see in the screenshot:

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Anyone know how to fix this?

I do know the backup password, and have tried changing it but to no avail.

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This might be a duplicate of Can you check the answer there and report back whether it solved your problem as well? – patrix Feb 22 '13 at 10:37
Just wanted to write the same.. – Max Ried Feb 22 '13 at 10:38

Odd. Offhand, the first thing I would think of is restoring the device, even though that's a bit of a pain. But that might not fix the problem.

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you can, if you want delete your backup and create a new one, to do so head over to iTunes > prefrences > devices select your backup then delete it, now plug in your phone and create a new backup, should take an average 4-7 minutes depending on your device and content on your iDevice

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