iPhone Backup Extractor FAQs

How to Back Up iPhone with iTunes?
What's the iPhone Backup Location?
Does the iPhone Backup Extractor support iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone X?
Is the iPhone Backup Extractor compatible with iOS 11?
What data can be extracted from iPhone backups using the iPhone Backup Extractor?

How to Back Up iPhone with iTunes?

If using iTunes 10.8 or later:

iTunes will create backups of your iPhone when you:

Use these steps to manually back up your iPhone using iTunes:

  1. Connect your iOS device to a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed.
  2. Click the File menu and select Devices > Back up.

Or

  1. Connect your iPhone to a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed.
  2. Open the iPhone's Summary tab. There are two ways to access this:
    • Click the iPhone button in the upper right corner. (If viewing the iTunes Store, click the Library button in the upper right corner. The device button will then be visible.)
    • Click iPhone
    • From any view in iTunes, click the View menu and select Show Sidebar. Select your iPhone in iTunes under Devices.
  3. Click the Back Up Now button.
  4. Back Up iPhone

To verify that the backup finished successfully, open iTunes Preferences and select the Devices tab. The name of the iPhone will appear along with the date and time the backup was created.

Verify iPhone Backup

If using iTunes 10.7 or earlier:

Back Up iPhone with Earlier iTunes
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What's the iPhone Backup Location?

iPhone Backup Location for Mac OS X

In Mac OS X your iPhone files are backed up at the following location:

~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

The (~) symbol signifies your home directory, which is at the same place where all your other personal documents are stored.

iPhone Backup Location for Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, and Vista

Windows XP stores all of your iPhone backup files in this location:

C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

Windows Vista and Windows 7 back up the iPhone files here:

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

Windows 8 and Windows 10 put the iPhone backups in the following directory:

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

Obviously if your main drive is not C: then you’ll have to change that, same goes for ‘user’

Note to Windows users: the Application Data and AppData directories and their contents (iPhone backups included) are considered ‘hidden’ so you will need to enable ‘Show hidden files’ within Windows Explorer before you will be able to see the files.

Tips:
The iPhone Backup Extractor will automatically find the iPhone backups on your computer, so don't bother to use the methods presented above to find your iPhone backup location by yourself.

 

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Does the iPhone Backup Extractor support iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone X?

Yes, the iPhone Backup Extractor supports almost all iPod touch, iPad and iPhone models, including iPod touch 4, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 6, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3 (The new iPad), iPad 4 (iPad with Retina display), iPad 5 (iPad Air), iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, iPad Pro, iPad mini, iPad mini 2 (iPad mini with Retina display), iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

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Is the iPhone Backup Extractor compatible with iOS 11?

Yes, the iPhone Backup Extractor will extract 22 types of data from backups of all iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models running any iOS version, iOS 11 included.

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What data can be extracted from iPhone backups using the iPhone Backup Extractor?

With the iPhone Backup Extractor, you can extract 22 types of data, including Camera Roll videos and photos, Photo Stream photos, messages (SMS, iMessage, MMS), WhatsApp messages, message attachments (images, videos, audios & contacts), WhatsApp attachments, contacts, call history, FaceTime records, notes, calendar, reminders, voice memos, Voicemail, Safari bookmarks, Kik chat history, Viber messages, Viber call history and photos, videos & documents in apps from the iTunes and iCloud backups of iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.

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