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Where Do I Find iPhone Backups?

Last time my iPhone 4 get into weird iPhone staring issue and instead of starting it was only showing Apple logo. I had no choice but to restore my iPhone using my backup file. I get into DFU mode and searched for iPhone backup files. This quick tutorial is useful for you if you are looking to find your iPhone backup.

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Windows Vista or Windows 7 iPhone Backup Location:

To access this location in Windows, you may have to enable Hidden files & Folders because by default this folder is hidden in Explorer.

C: > Users > [Name of User] > AppData > Roaming > AppleComputer > MobileSync > Backup

Windows XP iPhone Backup Location:

C: > Documents and Settings > [Name of User] > Application Data > Apple Computer > MobileSync > Backup

Mac OS X iPhone Backup Location:

On your Mac, to find iTunes backup navigate to:

[User Home Folder] > Library > Application Support > Mobile Sync > Backup

This is something I was not aware of, and after finding the iPhone location it will be easy for me to restore my iPhone.

How to Delete iPhone Backup from iTunes?

We all know it’s important to take backup of all your data and when it comes to mobile phone, we should take backup twice a week at least. Talking about iPhone, When we take backup, it usually doesn’t delete the old backup or overwrite it.

Here is a quick tutorial on how you can delete old backup of your iPhone or any other iOS device. Specially if you are getting this eror while taking your iPhone backup “backup was corrupt or not compatible wiith iPhone“, deleting iPhone old backups will solve this issue.

Delete iPhone Backup from Windows iTunes

Connect your iPhone to laptop and open iTunes. Go to Edit> preference and under devices you will see list of all backup of your iPhone. From here you can delete iPhone backup.

All iPhone Backup files

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That’s it. Now before you disconnect your iPhone from your computer, take a recent backup to make sure if something goes wrong, you won’t miss out important data.