How to Find iPhone/iPad Backups on Mac and Windows PC

We recently published a detailed guide that teaches you everything that you need to know about how to backup and manage all the data on macOS. The question that remains is how can you find that on an iPhone that is backed on a Mac or Windows PC? Worry not, we are here to answer the question. Today we are going to present to you a guide that shows how you where to find the iPhone backup location on Mac and Windows PC in a couple of easy steps. With that being said, let’s get into it.

How to Find iPhone/iPad Backups on Mac

Backups on Mac

If you own a Mac, then all the backup data from all your Apple devices are backed up on the computer. Follow the steps below to find the backups:

  • Open Finder and type in Command + Shift + G;
  • Copy and paste the following code in the text input field: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
  • Click on Return and the backup directory will open.

How to Find a Specific iPhone/iPad Backup on Mac

In case you are searching for a specific backup that contains private information such as family pictures or videos, then you should be pleased to know that it’s easy to find the backup. Follow the next steps:

  • Connect the iPhone with the Mac via cable;
  • Open Finder and select your device in the left panel of the window;
  • Select Manage Backups;
  • Right-click on a specific backup and select the Show in Finder option;
  • The next window will show you the folder where all your specific backup files are stored.

How to Find iPhone/iPad Backups on Windows

Backups on Windows

iPhones and iPads can store their backups on different computer operating systems. This includes Microsoft’s Windows.

For Windows 10 and Windows 8

All your backups are stored in the following location:

\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

For Windows 7 and Windows Vista

All your backups are stored in the following location:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

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