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How to Find iTunes Backup Stored on Your Windows Computer or Mac

All iOS users are familiar with iTunes because they need iTunes in various aspects. Except for music downloading, iTunes is also one of most important tools regarding iOS data backing up and restoring. This post will tell you to backup and restore with iTunes and how to find those iTunes backups stored on your Windows computer or Mac. What's more, you can also learn how to backup and restore quickly without iTunes.

Part 1. Backup and Restore iOS Device with iTunes

Step 1. Backup iOS device with iTunes is one of the most common ways for iOS users. Open iTunes, go to Account to sign in your Apple ID firstly.

Step 2. Find the little phone icon on the left of iTunes homepage and click on it. And there are two ways for you to backup iOS device: backup to pc or backup to iCloud. Tick This Computer > Back Up Now to backup your data to computer. Or Tick iCloud > Back Up Now to backup your data to iCloud.

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Step 3. And you can also restore your backup file via tapping on Restore Backup. Besides, make sure you’ve opened iCloud Drive on your iOS device before you backup file to iCloud.

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What Is Backed Up by iTunes:

Contacts and Contact Favorites • recent calls and favorites • App Store Application data • Autofill information in Safari • Calendar accounts & events • Camera Roll • Keychain (email passwords, Wi-Fi passwords, etc.) • Notes • Safari bookmarks • Messages (iMessage and carrier SMS or MMS pictures and videos) • Voice memos • Wallpapers

iTunes won't backup:

  • Movies
  • Music
  • Podcasts
  • Apps

  • Part 2. How to Find iTunes Backups Stored on Windows Computer/Mac

    It's easy to backup with iTunes. However, many of us have no idea where the iTunes backups are stored on computer after backing up. We are in need to check these files or we need to delete them from our computer in some cases. If you want to check your iTunes backup file before restoring or deleting them for some reason, here is a detailed guide for you to find iTunes backup file.

    For XP system: C: \Documents and Settings\ Your Users’name \ Application Data \ Apple Computer \ MobileSync \ Backup
    For WIN 7 / 8 / 10 system: Local Disk (C): \ Users \ Your Users’name \ AppData \ Roaming \ AppleComputer \ MobileSync \ Backup
    For MAC: Library \ ApplicationSupport \ MobileSync \ Backup

    iTunes backup files location

    Part 3. Backup and Restore iOS Device without iTunes in One Click

    Glad to introduce you another way to backup and restore iOS devices when you are tired of using iTunes. Syncios Data Transfer is an ideal tool for you to transfer data. It allows you to move all your data like messages, contacts, call logs, music, video, etc. between iOS & Android devices with great convenience and safety. Beside, it's also a good helper regarding retrieving data from iTunes backup or iCloud backup. Let's check every detail on the following instructions.

    Step 1 : Download and install Syncios Data Transfer from below and launch it. Four modes will be displayed after launching: Phone to Phone Transfer, Restore Phone from iCloud, Restore Phone from iTunes, Backup up to PC and Restore from PC. To back up iOS devices, you need to choose Backup to PC. under Backup up to PC and Restore from PC

    Note: You need to install the latest iTunes on your computer, but you please don't open it when using Phone Transfer. There are still some limits on Apple part.

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    Data Transfer tool

    Step 2 : Then simply connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer with USB cable. Then Syncios is going to load your data. If it's your first time connecting your device to the computer, you need to authorize this computer to access your data by tapping Trust or Allow on your device's screen. This step might take a while according to your data size, please be patient.

    Step 3 : All data of your iPhone/iPad/iPod device will be listed on the middle of box after data loading, please simply check contents you need to backup, and customize the backup bath on the right bottom corner, then click on Start Copy button. After a while, all source device data will be saved to computer. Also, this step will take a while according to your data size, please be patient.

    backup iPhone data to computer

    Step 4 : Just need to choose Restore from PC under Backup up to PC and Restore from PC when you need to restore data to your device. Syncios will detect all previous backups stored on computer and list them for you to select. Choose one backup and choose contents you need to restore and click on Start Copy.

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    Note: Please make sure you've clearly known which can be transferred and which can not between iOS device and PC. You can check the detailed information table on our official website. We'll never do misleading promotion.

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