You can back up your iOS device (e.g., your settings, Messages, Camera Roll, documents, and other data) via iTunes. You may want to manually retrieve backups made by iTunes for various reasons. For instance you may back up a copy of your backup for extra security. So where are iTunes backup files and folders located on your computer. Here is how you can access them:
Mac: iTunes backup location
~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/. You may access this folder:
- Finder > “Go” menu navigate down to “Go to Folder” OR
- Hit Command+Shift+G
Note: ~ represents your user directory, for example mine is /Users/fskurt/Library/
Windows XP back up location
\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
Windows Vista and Windows 7 iTunes backup folder
- Backups: iTunes vs iCloud, How to choose?
- Please contact iTunes support to complete this transaction
- Wrong passcode! iPhone / iPad / iPod disabled, connect to iTunes error fix
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