How to View iPhone Backup Files on Mac/PC
How to view iPhone backup files on Mac or PC? This post tells you how to access iTunes and iCloud backup files on your Mac/PC easily.
Are you curious about viewing the data in iPhone backup? You can access part of the content in iCloud backup by logging into icloud.com, but not all of the data. You can find the iTunes backup files on your PC or Mac, however, you cannot view the specific content in iTunes backup.
The iTunes backup files are stored:
On Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
On Windows Vista, 7, or 8: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
On Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
So how to view & access iPhone backup on Mac or PC without limits? In this guide, we will show you a direct way to view iPhone backup files including contacts, messages, notes, photos, app data, etc. All we need is an iPhone backup extractor named PhoneRescue for iOS.
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Check the Main Features of PhoneRescue for iOS
1. iTunes Backup Extractor – PhoneRescue for iOS is capable of extracting data from iTunes backup, including photos, contacts, notes, messages, app data, etc.
2. iCloud Backup Extractor – PhoneRescue for iOS supports downloading and accessing iCloud backup files, including contacts, messages, notes, Safari history, call history, photos, etc.
3. iPhone Data Recover – PhoneRescue for iOS allows you to recover lost iPhone data from device, iTunes backup and iCloud backup easily.
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Part 1. How to View Backups in iTunes on Mac/PC with PhoneRescue for iOS
Firstly, go to PhoneRescue page and choose Download for iOS, there are two versions available for you: Mac and Windows.
Step 1. Open PhoneRescue for iOS on your PC/Mac > Select Recover from iTunes Backup and click on the arrow button on the bottom right corner.
How to View Backups in iTunes with PhoneRescue for iOS – Step 1
Step 2. Select an iTunes Backup and choose the type of data you want to view in the backup. If you want to check all kinds of data, just tick Select All and clikc on OK.
How to View Backups in iTunes with PhoneRescue for iOS – Step 2
If your iTunes backup is encrypted, you need to enter your backup password to allow PhoneRescue for iOS to scan your data. If your forgot it, you can refer to this guide to recover it with ease: 5 Best iPhone Backup Password Recovery in 2017 >
Step 3. All data will be grouped into some categories. You can select any category to have a preview, and extract them from backup to computer or directly to your iOS device.
How to View Backups in iTunes with PhoneRescue for iOS – Step 3
Part 2. How to View Backups in iCloud on Mac/PC with PhoneRescue for iOS
Step 1. Select Recover from iCloud and click on arrow button.
How to View Backups in iCloud with PhoneRescue for iOS – Step 1
Step 2. Sign in with your iCloud account.
How to View Backups in iCloud with PhoneRescue for iOS – Step 2
Step 3. Select a backup and click on Download on the right, and then it will ask you to tick the types of data you want to Partially Download from your iCloud backup, if you want to view all data, just tick Select all and click on OK to download the whole iCloud backup.
How to View Backups in iCloud with PhoneRescue for iOS – Step 3
Step 4. After downloading the whole iCloud backup, preview and select the data you want to recover, then click on the Recover button to put them back to your device or computer.
How to View Backups in iCloud with PhoneRescue for iOS – Step 4
The Bottom Line
That’s it! Now you will be free to view and access iPhone backups on your Mac or PC with PhoneRescue for iOS. If you have any questions on this guide or PhoneRescue for iOS, please feel free to let us know. Download PhoneRescue for iOS to take a tour >