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How To Look For Stored Itunes Documents On Mac


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  • In the Music app on your Mac, search the iTunes Store. See Search for music. Your search results appear in the Music window. To preview an item before purchasing, move the pointer over the item, then click the Preview button.
  • On your device’s Home screen, tap Settings, then tap iTunes & App Store. Tap to turn on Music (and any other items you want to download automatically). See also Authorize a Mac to play iTunes Store purchases Use an Apple Gift Card in Music on Mac Change Playback preferences in Music on Mac.
  • This creates the file in the selected format and makes the file visible to the iTunes interface on the Mac. When the iPad is then connected in iTunes, go to the Apps tab File Sharing section at the very bottom and select the Pages app & its documents. Select a filename or filenames from the list of files.

If you backup your iPhone using iTunes (or Finder on macOS Catalina), the backup file is stored on your PC or Mac.. but where?

If you’ve downloaded files to your iPhone or iPad, accessing them might be confusing compared to a Mac or PC. There’s a special folder where iOS and iPadOS store downloads, and you can find it via the Files app. First, locate the Files app on your iPhone or iPad. The quickest way to do this is with Spotlight Search. Swipe one finger. Tips: This ways is also used to show and view hidden files or folder on Mac OS X. Way 2: Locate Specific iTunes backup on Mac OS X. Click iTunes in the menu bar, then choose Preferences. Click Devices and right-click the backup that you want, then choose Show in Finder. You will see a specified iTunes backup file in Finder.

Want to find your backup location, extract data from a backup, or restore your iPhone from a backup? You're in the right place.

iPhone backup location Windows PC:

Where are iPhone backups stored? On Windows systems, your iPhone backups are located here: Users(username)AppDataRoamingApple ComputerMobileSyncBackup

To locate a list of your backups manually, follow these steps:

  1. Open your search box.
    • Windows 7: click Start
    • Windows 8: click the magnifying glass in the top-right corner
    • Windows 10: click the Search box next to the Start button
  2. Click inside the search box and type: %appdata%
  3. Hit Enter (Return) on your keyboard
  4. From here, open these folders: Apple Computer > MobileSync > Backup

Your backups will now be listed for you as seen in the image below. Note that these files are not human-readable. If you need to view and access this data, skip to step 3.

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iPhone backup location Mac:

Where are iPhone backups stored? On Mac systems, your iPhone backups are located here: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

To access this location, click in the menu bar, then type the address above.


To find a specific backup:

  1. Open iTunes if you are using macOS 10.14 or earlier, or open Finder if your Mac is running macOS 10.15 or later.
  2. In iTunes, go to Preferences, then click the Devices tab. Control-click the backup that you want from the list. Then click 'Show in Finder'.
    In Finder, connect your device and select it from the list of Locations. In the General section, click Manage Backups. Right-click a backup adn select 'Show in Finder'.

Note that these files are not human-readable. If you need to view and access this data, skip to step 3.

Recover data from your iPhone backup

As these backups are designed to keep your data safe, until needed for an iPhone restore, you cannot view and access individual items within the backup - e.g. if you want to copy out a particular photo album to your PC. If you'd like to browse your backups, and extract data from them to your PC, you'll need a third-party software like iBackup Extractor.

How To Look For Stored Itunes Documents On Mac

If you should need to retrieve data from your iOS device backups, such as contacts, messages, photos and more, iBackup Extractor can do just that! Fruity wrapper dll download.

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Restore iPhone from backup

There are many reasons that you'd need to restore an iPhone from a backup: Troubleshooting problems on your iPhone, data loss, and a broken/damaged device to name a few.

Here's how to restore an iPhone backup from your computer..

  • Open iTunes (or Finder on macOS Catalina) on the PC or Mac that you backed up your iPhone to.
  • Connect your iPhone with your USB cable.
  • Select your device.
  • Click 'Restore Backup..'
  • Pick the backup you'd like to restore, and click 'Restore'.

If you run into any issues when attempting to restore a backup to your iPhone, Apple's iTunes guides are great!

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