Where is iPhone Backup Location

iPhone backup location

It is a commonplace for us to lose data accidentally when we use iPhone devices as storage media. At this situation, by choice we will often take measures to recover lost data though it makes us feel demoralizing! So, it is vital for us iPhone users to learn how to recover deleted data.
While, there are part of users who did backup for their data before lost data.

Where is the iPhone backup files location on our pc?

For Windows computer:
Windows 7/Vista:
\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

Windows XP:
\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

For Mac computer:
/Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

Note: please replace USERNAME with your personal account name. In the Finder, navigate to your home directory under PLACES and click Library -> Application Support -> MobileSync -> Backup

The above is the defaulted iPhone backup location in Windows/Mac computer. When there are multiple backups produced by the iTunes’ syncs with all the iOS devices we connect to computer, it may take considerable storage space. Then we hope to store these backups on an alternate disk than the original location.

How to change the location of iTunes backup to be new one we are familiar with?

For Windows:
Step-1: Press Windows+R and the Run dialog will pop up. Input cmd into the Open field and click OK to launch Command Prompt.

Step-2: Input command: cd “%APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync” and press Enter to the MobileSync directory

Step-3: Input command: ren Backup Backup_Old to rename the old backup folder

Step-4: If you haven’t created a new directory to store your backups please do so now.

Step-5: Input command: mklink /J “%APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup D:\temp\Backup” to create a symbolic link to your new directory and use Windows Explorer to confirm the link created successfully.

Step-6: Check the change by launching a backup with iTunes and testing files are backed up to new directory location.

For Mac:
Step-1: Launch Terminal from your Applications: Utilities folder.

Step-2: Input command: cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync and pressing Return to the MobileSync directory by inputting the following command and

Step -3: Input command: mv Backup Backup_Old to rename old backup folder

Step-4: If you do not want to use the existing fold, and need a new folder for backup, just input command: mkdir /Volumes/Storage/iTunes/MobileSync/Backup

Step-5: Input command: ln -s /Volumes/Storage/iTunes/MobileSync/Backup ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync to create a symbolic link to the new folder.

Step-6: Use Finder to verify the symbolic link was created. Check the change by launching a backup with iTunes and testing files are backed up to new directory location.

After learning the location for iPhone backup in iTunes, we may meet backup password locked problem – Sometimes, iTunes backup files are encrypted with a password. It will be exciting that we remember such a password, or frustrating that we forgot the iTunes backup password.

Well, there is welcomed easy-to-use software to unlock iPhone encrypted backup file password: iPhone Backup Unlocker (Download the tool and get detailed steps via video on how to unlock iPhone backup password.) . It supports all iOS devices available iOS versions including iPhone 5/iPhone 4S/4/3GS/3G, iPad, iPad Mini/iPad 4/3G/3/2, iPod Touch, iPod Touch 5G/4G/3G/2G, etc.

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