Apple is very restricted when it comes to portability and accessibility. Even getting your own data in the form of Pictures and Videos can be a real challenge with iOS devices. Another device can only access the iPhone and iOS like a computer only via Apple prescribed tools like iTunes. Other than that, scrapping the data out of your iPhone can be really tricky. Using iTunes, one can backup all the data of their iOS devices into Macbook or Windows PC. Using this guide, you will be able to restore and locate iPhone backup on your computer.

Apple smartphones series called as iPhone is renowned worldwide for their performance, durability, time/space efficiency, operating system (iOS), and picture quality. However, these are the pros of having an iPhone. When it comes to cons, Apple products are known for their rigid accessibility and customization options. iPhones are not as customizable as Android phones. iOS devices can not be tweaked or molded into the preference of the user, which makes them more secure. The fact that iOS devices perform with the same efficiency even after 5 years into use. Part of the reason is no support for external file formats or files. Getting a document on an iPhone’s internal storage is a full-time job, let alone getting pictures from someone that are not taken on the phone itself.

The iPhone 12:

Currently, the latest iPhone in the market is generation 12. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is the most expensive and loaded with amazing features and specs. The iPhone 12 Pro is of 6.1 Inch display screen. It’s a Super Retina XDR screen, which is the best OLED display screen yet. In contrast, the iPhone Pro Max comes with a 6.7-inch display screen. Both are running on the latest A14 Bionic 5G processor. A ceramic shield protects the front. The camera of the iPhone Pro Max stands outs, and it’s the highlight of the Pro max model. With a 65 mm telephoto and a new sensor-shift OIS for amazing pictures.

In the basic iPhone 12 series, there are two smartphones; iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini. They come in 5 colors, black, white, red, green and blue. The mini features a 5.4-inch screen.  For comparison, if you need a phone model in mind, the iPhone 12 mini is bigger than the iPhone 8’s screen, which was 4.7 inches. The iPhone 8 screen size matches with iPhone SE 2020 model, which is 4.7 inches. Making it the most compact and small iPhone device.

The iPhones of the 12 series come with an A14 Bionic chip. With a dual-camera system along with an ultra-wide lens. It allows up to 5x digital zoom. All the new iPhones and iPads are running on the latest iOS 14.3 operating system, which was released in September last year.

Backup and Restore iOS device via iTunes on Macbook and Windows PC:

Moving on to our guide. You might know that there are two official ways to backup and restore iOS devices. Either you can backup all your data on iCloud. This is not a practical solution as each user is provided with just 5 GB of cloud storage. One cannot back up all their pictures and videos from a phone of 128 GB into a 5 GB cloud. The more practical option is using iTunes on either your Macbook or Windows PC. The only down point of this method is that it requires a computer. Well, when you use iTunes to backup iPhone on Macbook or Windows PC. The backup of your phone is stored in the hard drive of your computer. In this guide, we will locate iPhone backup present on your Macbook or Windows PC.

These backups are saved in the computer, so after you factory reset your iPhone. Delete all the data and reset all the settings. Then, you can connect your iPhone to your computer again and restore the data on your iPhone. The performance of your phone will be like it is brand new. Alongside, the data that you stored in it over the years will be right there.

Furthermore, a factory reset is the best option to solve any software problem that you are having on your iPhone. This method is used on iOS devices to solve 90% of software issues, and it actually works. So if the (power off and then power on) solution doesn’t work. Your last option is to backup your iPhone on your computer. Factory reset it and delete all the data. Once done, connect it again with your computer and restore it.

  • Moreover, if you are looking for a way to Backup and Restore an iOS Device, including iPhones, you can use this guide.

Locate iPhone Backup on Macbook or Windows PC:

If you made a backup of your iPhone on your Macbook or Windows PC using iTunes, moving on. The files of your iPhone must be present on your computer. Using this guide, we will locate iPhone backup on your computer.

There is a catch, though, to access the visible and working backed up files. For example, a picture that opens up even on your computer. In addition, while making the backups, you must have unchecked the “Encrypt Local Backup.”

Locate iPhone Backup windows Macbook

Locate iPhone’s backup on Windows:

Using this guide, you will be able to track, manage and locate iPhone backup that was performed via iTunes. To locate the files of an already backed up iPhone on your Windows PC, follow the steps below.

  1. In the search bar, present on the taskbar of your Windows PC.
  2. Enter either %appdata% or %USERPROFILE% and search.
  3. The search will present you with the folder. In these folders, look for a folder named Apple. On this folder, navigate to MobileSync and then to Backup.
  4. There you will find the backups of the iPhones or iPads that you backed up on this specific computer using iTunes.
  5. You will find all your data in these folders, including pictures, videos, notes, and contacts.

Locate iPhone Backup on Macbook:

Suppose you used a Macbook to make a backup of your iPhone or iPad using iTunes. Following the steps below, you can find and manage the backups of your iOS devices on your Mac.

Using the search icon in the menubar.

Copy the following text: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

Now your Macbook will open the folder, where you can find all the backups of the devices that you synced and backed up on your computer.

In order to manage or delete backups present either on your Macbook or Windows Computer. Use iTunes. Manually trying to work with the backups might corrupt the files or make them unreadable by iTunes. So take great care while dealing with the backed-up files and folders.

I hope this guide helped you find, manage and locate iPhone backup on Macbook or Windows PC. If you have any questions regarding the guide above. Feel free to drop a comment below, write to us using the contact us email or drop us a message on our social media accounts. Moreover, if you would like to add to this guide which I missed. We would love to hear from you.

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