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How to Find iPhone Backup Location and Extract iPhone Backup Files?

Where is iPhone Backup Location on Windows & Mac?

You are frequently back up your iPhone with iTunes, but never look into where the iPhone backup location is. Well, the iTunes backup for your iPhone is generally stored in the place of username/Library/Application Support/Mobilesync/Backup, which can be moved to anywhere else on the computer as you like. You can check the form in the below to find the different iTunes backup location for your iPhone according to the different computer system.

Operating System
iPhone Backup Location
Windows XP
\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\ (To quickly access the Application Data folder, click Start, and choose Run. Type appdata and click OK.)
Windows Vista
\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\ (For accessing quickly to AppData folder, click Start. In the search bar, type appdata and press Return.)
Windows 7
\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\ (For accessing quickly to AppData folder, click Start. In the search bar, type appdata and press Return.)
Windows 8
\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\ (For accessing quickly to AppData folder, click Start. In the search bar, type appdata and press Return)
Mac OS
~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/ (The "~" represents the Home folder. If you don't see Library in your home folder, hold Option and click the Go menu.

Direct Way to Extract Data from iPhone Backup Location

After knowing the accurate location of your iPhone backup files, next, we will teach you how to extract these files from the iPhone backup. We all know that iTunes backup is unreadable and unextractable. To extract data from iPhone backup, you have to draw support from third-party software like Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery or iPhone Data Recovery for Mac. It offers all iOS device users a smooth and direct way to extract all types of data like photos, videos, music, contacts, SMS, call logs, notes, voice memos, camera roll, calendars, etc. from iPhone/iPad/iPod backup record on your Windows and Mac computer.

After extracting data from iPhone backup with the help of Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery, you can transfer these files to your computer for backup or further use. Everything just turned to be readable and you can do what you want with them. The following guide will show you how to extract the iPhone backup by using this third-party software.

Step 1: Launch the software and find your iPhone backup

Note: This Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery is compatible with all models of iPhone, including the new iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, etc.

First of all, you should download and install the software on your computer from the download button above. Launch it and it will automatically find your iPhone backup record. Now, you can hit "Start Scan" to let the software scan out all containing files in the backup record.

launch the program

Step 2. Start to extract data from iPhone backup

All scanned out data is categorized in different folders on the left side column, including Messages, Contacts, Call History, Photos, Calendars, Voice Memos, Notes, etc. Just choose your target category and preview all containing files in details. Mark the files you want to extract and then click the button of "Recover" from the right bottom.

preview photos before recovery

Just free download the professional iPhone backup extracting software to enjoy a convenient way to extract data from your iPhone backup.

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