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Monday, 22 January 2018

Where are the backup copies of the iPhone stored on the computer



Every so often it is recommended that we make backup copies of the memory of our iPhone or iPad. You never know what is to come, and it is better to be prepared and keep all the personal information of our device in a trusted terminal like our computer.

If for some reason you are looking for the location of the backup copies of the iPhone, in this article we will show you where to find them, it does not matter if you have a Windows computer or a Mac. Do not stop reading to find out everything!

Locate the backup copies in macOS

If you have the operating system for computers on the block, better known as macOS, you just have to follow these steps to find the storage site for the backup copies of your iPhone.


  •     Click on the magnifying glass icon that can be found in the menu bar.
  •     In the text space, paste this line - without the quotes - "~ / Library / Application Support / MobileSync / Backup /".
  •     Press the return key 


Once all this is done, you should be able to see a list with all the backups made of your iPhone. Just choose the one you need.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a specific backup without losing so much time, you can do it from iTunes by following these steps:

  •     Open the iTunes app.
  •     Select the Preferences option that you can find in the menu bar.
  •     Tap Devices .
  •     If you leave the Control key and then click on the desired backup, you can open your folder with the option " Show in Finder " that will appear after performing the previous steps. 


Ready. You should already be able to see the backup in a folder , just as you wanted. Remember not to move or delete this file, because if you do you could corrupt it and leave it totally useless.

Locate backup copies in Windows 


If instead of using the Apple operating system you opt for something more traditional like Windows, just follow these steps to get the folder in which your backup copies are stored.

To do so, you only have to search for this location on your computer: \ Users (username) \ AppData \ Roaming \ Apple Computer \ MobileSync \ Backup. In that location you should find a list with all your backup copies. 


But there is also another option , which is probably a little faster:

  •     Go to the Windows Search option , using the magnifying glass tool found in the Start bar in Windows 10, by clicking on the top right magnifying glass in Windows 8, or by clicking Start in Windows 7.
  •     Enter this:% appdata%.
  •     Touch the Enter button.
  •     Open these folders in the following order: Apple Computer> MobileSync> Backup . 

Now you can also see the same previous list with all the backup copies of your iPhone.
How to delete backup copies of my iPhone 

As we said before, edit, move or change the name of the backup copies could be quite bad for them, since you could end up corrupting the files. If you need to delete the backup copies for whatever reason, read on to do it in the way recommended by Apple.

  •     Open iTunes on your computer.
  •     If you use Mac, click on Preferences . In case of using Windows, first click on Edit, and then select Preferences.
  •     Select the Devices section.
  •     If you want to delete some of the backup copies but you're not sure which device it belongs to, leave the cursor over each one to get more information.
  •     If you have already found the one you want to delete, click on it and then select the option " Delete backup copy ". When I ask, confirm the action. 

Once this last step is done, the backup should have been deleted from your computer . 


At the same time, finding the location of our backups is not that complicated . Of course, be careful when handling them, as you could end up spoiling everything.

Was this article helpful? Why did you look for the location of your backup copies? Leave us your answer in the comments!

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