iPhone can be regarded as one of the best products from Apple that is a brand that is name enough for customers and when you try to format it, as there is no option for external storage in most of the Apple devices, you have to go for making a backup in order to safeguard the data that you might need in future and after that you have made a backup, the backup data gets stored either over the cloud or else if you had got backed it up over the cloud, it may be located in i-tunes. In order to locate the backups on personal computer, you may choose to go for the following ways:-
Where Do iPhone Backups Get Stored In PC
1. For windows XP:-
The iPhone backups in case of windows XP reach the dedicated drive with its destination as
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
The name of drive may change from computer to computer but the path stays the same
2. Windows Vista Or Windows 7 and windows 8:
In case you are making use of windows Vista or Windows-7 or Windows-8, the path would be as
In this case also the name of drive may change depending on the partition of the hard disk.
3. In Case It Is a Mac OS: –
In case you are trying to find the backed up files over the Mac OS, you may follow this path:-
it stays the same with all kinds of Mac OS operated devices. You may also have got some hidden files that you may see within the same execution.
4. The username and drive name can be changed according to the need:-
The username and drive name can be changed according to the need. Suppose in step 1, you take the “D” drive instead of the “C” drive, the path would be as D:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup or in case you take the “E” drive instead of it, the path would become
E:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
You may change both the username as well as drive name according to the need and specifications of your personal computer.
5. Making the restore of backed up data:-
In case now you wish to restore the data that you have found backed up on your personal computer, you may choose to make the use of iTunes restore option. Simply reach the iTunes and then make a right click on your device on left hand side bar and then click the ‘Restore from backup” option. The backed up data would be restored this way in your device.