How to Find iPhone Backup Location on Mac & Windows

On countless occasions, we have taken backup of our iPhone and other iDevices on our Mac or Windows PC. But never for once did we bother to find iPhone backup location on Mac & Windows.

For number of times we have used backup in iTunes to store our iPhone files, photos, media and identifier info to a particular directory on the computer; iTunes uses the same to restore any sync our iOS device.

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How to Find iPhone Backup Location on Mac and WindowsWhether you are using a Mac or a Windows PC, you can find iPhone backup location, and the method is more or less similar.

How to Find iPhone Backup Location on Mac

Unlike Windows PC, in all versions of Mac OS X all the data of iPhone, iPad or iPod touch are stored at the below mentioned location:

~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

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The (~) symbol (also called Tilde) denotes home directory; your home directory is a place where all your personal documents are saved. If you want to reach there in OS X, simply hit Command+Shift+G on keyboard; now paste this directory path in Go To Folder screen.Syntax to Find iPhone Backup Location on MacTake look at the screenshot of the backup directory on a Mac:iPhone Backup Location on MacHow to Find iPhone Backup Location on Windows

iPhone backup location on Windows slightly differs from Mac’s because different versions of Windows save the iPhone and iPad data on different locations, irrespective of which iTunes version you are using.

Location where Windows 7 and Windows Vista store the backup of iPhone documents:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

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Location where Windows 8, Windows 10 store the back of iPhone documents:

\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

Location where Windows XP stores the backup of iPhone documents:

C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

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Take look at the screenshot of the backup directory on Windows:iPhone Backup Location on WindowsAttention Windows Users

Windows systems will treat the Application Data and AppData directories and their contents (including iPhone backup) as “Hidden”. Hence, to see the documents, you will be required to enable “Show Hidden Files” within Windows Explorer.

iPhone Backup Files & Directory Notes

Users have several reasons to find location of iPhone backup; but it is advisable to trust iTunes to take care of all your iPhone backup. This knowledge of finding location of your iPhone backup comes to your help when you need it.

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