How to Access iPhone Backup from iTunes and iCloud

As you know that iTunes and iCloud can back up your iPhone data, however, where are the backup files stored? How to access iPhone backup on computer?

That is the point today.

This post collects 2 easy ways to help you view and access iPhone backup on Windows 10/8/7 and Mac, from iTunes and iCloud backup efficiently.

What you need to do is the following the step-by-step guide.

Access iPhone Backup

Part 1. How to access iPhone backup from iTunes on computer

iTunes can easily backup your iPhonea data to computer. The backup file will be stored in the library file. For accessing the iPhone backup on computer from iTunes, you just need to navigate the location of iPhone backup, and extract data from backup file.

Find iPhone backup location on computer

Find iPhone backup location on Mac

Step 1. Click the Search icon in the Menu bar.

Step 2. And then enter the path for iPhone backup:

Library/Application support/MobileSync/Backup/

Step 3. Press return to access iPhone backup on Mac.

Find iPhone backup location on Windoows 10/8/7

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

C:\Uesrs\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

Windows 8 and Windows 10

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

Windows XP

C:\Document and Settings\User\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

Check the details here to find iPhone backup location if you have ever changed or deleted iPhone backup.

Access iPhone backup from iTunes with iBackupBot

From the above steps, you notice that the iPhone backup is kept as the library file, and you cannot open them directly. What you need is the third-party tool to read data from the backup file and extract files from it.

iBackupBot is the tool you can use to extract data from iPhone backup. Get details here.

Feel a little complicated in method one? Just move on the next method to access iPhone backup directly.

Part 2. How to view and access iPhone backup files from iTunes/iCloud

Feel a little complicated in method one? Just move on the next method to access iPhone backup directly.

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Access photos, contacts, messages, call logs, etc. from iCloud backup.

Access app data, Safari history/bookmark, notes, calendars, etc. from iTunes.

View and restore data from backup selectively to computer.

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How to Access iPhone Backup from iTunes

Step 1. Download and Install the program

At first, you need to download and install iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Once you connect iPhone to your computer, you can launch the program to detect iPhone accordingly.

Step 2. Access iPhone backup files on iTunes

Choose the "Recover from iTunes Backup File" option, which enables you to access iPhone backup file. Choose the iTunes backup, and then you can click "Start Scan" button to check all iPhone backup files on iTunes.'

If your iTunes backup is locked with lock image, it means your iPhone backup is encrypted, and you need to input iTunes backup password to unlock it for scanning and accessing.

Access iPhone Backup Files on iTunes

Step 3. Retrieve data from iPhone backup

After scanning, the backup files will be listed in categories, such as "Message", "Music", "Contact", etc. Now you can click "Recover" option to save the backup files from iTunes to computer.

Retrieve Data from iPhone Backup

How to Access iPhone Backup from iCloud

Step 1. Access iPhone backup files on iCloud

Connect iPhone to computer with the USB cable, and then you need to choose the "Recover from iCloud Backup File" option, enter the Apple ID and passcode in order to access iPhone backup.

Access iPhone backup Files on iCloud

Step 2. Retrieve iPhone backup from iCloud

Check all iCloud backup in different categories, then click the "Recover" button to download the files selectively to your computer. Of course, you can also sync the files to iPhone from computer.

Retrieve iPhone Backup from iCloud

Part 3. Best iTunes/iCloud backup alternative

iTunes or iCloud is the free tool to backup data on iPhone. However, for accessing iPhone backup, you need to professional tool to extract files from it.

Do not want the troublesome steps? Just get iPhone backup alternative, iOS Data Backup & Restore.

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Conclusion

This post aims at showing you how to access iPhone backup (iTunes and iCloud backup) on computer. Considering the inconvenience of iTunes or iCloud backup, you need the third-party tool to access iPhone backup specially. Surely, you can find an alternative to iTunes/iCloud to backup iPhone to computer and access your backup directly without extra tools.

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