Does iTunes Backup Photos from iPhone? (Proven Tips)


Everyone likes to shoot photos with our phones, especially for iPhone users, since the high-resolution of an iPhone can even compare favourably with that of a professional camera. Meanwhile, those accumulated photos take large space in iPhone. As an iPhone user, you may know that iTunes can sync important data and be used when listening to music. However, does iTunes backup photos from iPhone? And where does iTunes backup photos? Well, in this post, you will find the answer concerning iTunes photo backup.

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Part 1 What Does iTunes Backup? Does iTunes Backup Include Photos?
Part 2 Where Does iTunes Backup Photos?
Part 3 How to Backup Photos from iPhone to iTunes
Part 4 How to Realize iTunes Photo Backup via Coolmuster iOS Assistant
Part 5 Does iCloud Backup Include Photos? How to Backup via iCloud?

Part 1 What Does iTunes Backup? Does iTunes Backup Include Photos?

Does iTunes backup save photos? Or does iPhone backup save photos? Of course. In fact, iTunes can backup all following contents: Photos and images (camera taken photos, screenshots, saved images, wallpapers, etc.), movies, music, videos, ringtones or other media files, messages and call logs (iMessage, carrier SMS, voice message, contacts, call history, etc.) and application data (including app settings, preferences, data, documents, install profiles, App Store purchased application data, game center and mail account, accounts and passwords to visit websites, applications and Wi-Fi passwords, home screen arrangements, paired Bluetooth device).

Besides, iTunes also backs up network settings (Wi-Fi hotspots, VPN settings, networking preference, etc.), notes, voice memos, voicemail token, calendars accounts, subscribed calendars, events, Safari and map bookmarks, Safari history, offline data, browse cache, mail cache/message/attachments, temp file, etc.

Well, what doesn't iTunes backup? iTunes cannot save iTunes and App Store contents, PDFs directly downloaded to Apple Books, content synced from iTunes - MP3s, CDs, videos, books and photos imported from iTunes, iCloud stored data, i.e. iCloud Photos, iMessages, SMS and MMS, Face ID or Touch ID settings, Apple Pay information and settings, Apple Mail data, activity, health and keychain data.

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Part 2 Where Does iTunes Backup Photos?

Does iTunes backup photos from iPhone? From above information, you probably have known the answer. Once again, I will remind you that iTunes cannot backup all iPhone photos, but only those Camera Roll photos. Then where does iTunes backup photos? Well, the location of iTunes backup pictures varies with different operating systems.

If you backup photos via iTunes on a Mac computer, the backup is located in: /Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/. For those who use Windows 7/8/10/11 to sync pictures via iTunes, the storage path is in: C:/Users/(username)/AppData/Roaming/Apple Computer/MobileSync/Backup/. And for people who backs up on a Windows XP, you can simply locate the path: C:/Documents and Settings/Administrator(username)/Application Data/Apple Computer/MobileSync/Backup/. Anyway, unhiding the hidden files on Windows computer will help you view iTunes photo backups much easier.

Notes: Check the easy way to change iTunes backup location if needed.

Part 3 How to Backup Photos from iPhone to iTunes

Now you have known the fact that iTunes can backup pictures and where the location is, you can follow the step-by-step guidance below to begin iTunes photo backup.

How to Backup Photos from iPhone to iTunes?

1. Install and launch iTunes on your computer.

2. Connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable.

3. On your computer, click File from menu bar > Devices > Back Up. Then an automatic backup of your iPhone will generate on your computer, which includes Camera Roll photos. And you can find those backup photos by locating to the storage path.

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Part 4 How to Realize iTunes Photo Backup via Coolmuster iOS Assistant

Does an iTunes backup save photos? Yes, but if you still have difficulty in locating iTunes backup pictures on your computer, you can select other iTunes alternative applications to conduct iTunes photo backup. Here, Coolmuster iOS Assistant is the best all-in-one iTunes backup manager, which enables you to backup, restore, import, export and edit iPhone/iPad/iPod files on computer with ease and decide where to save iTunes backup pictures on your own will. And it supports contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, notes, bookmarks, books, calendars, apps, and more file types.

In terms of backup and restore, you can easily backup all data from iPhone/iPad/iPod to either iTunes or computer and restore iTunes backup files to iDevice selectively or integrally with one click. Besides, you can also preview some files before importing or exporting to/from iDevice and create multiple iTunes backup files for one device without overwriting previous iTunes backups. What's more, you can also delete, add or edit contacts, calendars, photos, bookmarks, books, music, playlists, videos, notes (adding notes is not supported in iOS 11 and later), tones, voice memos, device name and more. And no data quality loss will happen on this read-only tool.

For iTunes photo backup, it supports photos with various formats, like JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, PEG, and etc. Well, Coolmuster iOS Assistant is fully compatible with all iPhones/iPads/iPods running iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11/10/9/8/7/6/5, such as iPhone 14/13/12/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/Xs Max/Xs/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4S/4, and so forth.

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How to conduct iTunes photo backup?

1. Install and launch Coolmuster iOS Assistant on your computer.

2. Connect iPhone to computer via a USB cable and hit Trust when Trust This Computer? window pops up on your iPhone. Then click Continue on this program to go on. Once this program detects your iPhone, you will see the main interface as pictured below.

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3. Click Photos folder from left window of this program, check desired photos from right window and tap Export above to finish iTunes photo backup from iPhone to your designated computer file.

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Part 5 Does iCloud Backup Include Photos? How to Backup via iCloud?

iCloud can automatically backup photos, mail, contacts, calendars and more files after you turn on specific features. For iCloud photos backup, you can enable iCloud Photos Stream.

How to backup photos via iCloud?

1. Go to Settings of your iPhone > Click iCloud and log into > Enable Photos.

2. Toggle on My Photo Stream or iCloud Photos Library in some iOS version.

3. You iPhone will automatically backup photos to iCloud upon Wi-Fi connection next time.

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Does iTunes backup photos from iPhone? Now you have known the answer after reading this article. Alternatively, we also provide two simple ways to aid you in backing up iPhone photos. Which one do you prefer? If you want to selectively conduct iTunes photo backup in a storage path decided by yourself, I highly recommend you to backup iPhone photos via Coolmuster iOS Assistant, which is highly secure, green, ads free, fast, easy-to-operate and causes no data quality loss. Of course, you can select other ways according to your free will.

And, if you encounter any difficulty during use or if you have some other demands, feel free to leave a comment below.

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