Look! This is Where Your iPhone Backup Location on Windows

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Jean Updated on Feb 26, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

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Tip 1. Check location in Windows 10 Open Windows File Explorer > Go to \users\...Full steps
Tip 2. Check location in Windows XP Locate the path: \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\...Full steps

Where are iPhone backup files stored on my Windows computer

"I back up my iPhone to iTunes, but where would I be able to find the pictures, contacts or text messages that are backed up via iTunes on my Windows 10 computer?"

iTunes application is designed to sync data between your iOS 8/9/10/11/12/13 device and a computer for the purposes of data backup or simply data transfer. If you have no clues about where to find your iPhone backup location on Windows 10, 8.1, 8 or 7, relax. This page tells you where to locate an iPhone backup folder created by iTunes. What's more, you may consider storing your iPhone backups on an alternative location on Windows, too.

How to check the specified iPhone Backup Location

Generally speaking, iTunes saves backups to a Backup folder in your Users folder, and the specific location of the Backup folder varies by different version of the operating system.

In Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10:

You got two options to locate the iPhone backup folder in Windows 7, 8 or 10.

1. In the Windows File Explorer, go to \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\.

2. Input %appdata% in the search bar in Windows 7, 8 or 10 and press "enter > double-click these folders: Apple Computer > MobileSync > Backup".

In Windows XP:

Simply locate the path: \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

What's the alternative location of the iPhone Backup folder

Having difficulty in locating the iPhone backup folder even though you have strictly followed the given paths? It's very likely that the AppData folder is hidden. Try to unhide the app folder and try to find the location once again.

Otherwise, set up your own preferable iPhone backup location without iTunes, instead, using an iTunes alternative, which can backup and transfer iPhone data to PC but at the same time, make sure that it's you who decide to where to store the iPhone backup folder finally. EaseUS MobiMover is what you need exactly when it comes to the points of putting your iPhone backup in a specified location on Windows. By this way of iPhone transfer, it's no longer troublesome to locate the backup in an instant. 

What's more, MobiMover enables you to transfer files from PC to iPhone without erasing the previous data or sync data between two iOS devices directly without using iCloud. 

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC running Windows 7/8/10 with a USB cable. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen if asked. Run EaseUS MobiMover and navigate to "Phone to PC". To back up iPhone photos, contacts, and other types of files, click "Next" to begin.

how to back up iPhone to PC - step 1

Step 2. You can back up iPhone photos, videos, movies, music, playlist, ringtones, books, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, and more as the image shows below. You can transfer these items all at one time or respectively export a specified data type. MobiMover also supports you to customize the storage path for iPhone backup. Choose desired files and click "Transfer" to back up iPhone files to your PC right now

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Step 3. Wait patiently until the transfer process ends. MobiMover will copy the iPhone files in a readable and accessible way so you can view, edit, or delete the data based on your own need.

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