Do you know what iTunes backs up? Do you have a clear idea about iTunes backup location? Do you know how to backup and restore iPhone/iPad/iPod from iTunes backup? No clear? Follow us to tackle these questions together.
According to statements of Apple, iTunes can back up file types below for iPhone, iPad and iPod:
|Photos (screenshots, images saved, videos taken, saved photos in device||Calendar accounts, events, subscribed calendars||Safari bookmarks, cookies, history, offline data, currently open page||Microsoft Exchange account configurations|
|Contacts||Autofill for webpages||Offline web app cache/database||App settings, preferences, data, documents|
|Call history||Voicemail||Voice memos||Network settings|
|Keychain||App Store app data||In-app purchase||Game center account|
|Installed profiles||Home screen arrangement||Location preferences||wallpapers|
|Map bookmarks||Paired Bluetooth devices||Keyboard shortcuts||Web clips|
iTunes backup location is determined by the OS that computer runs.
|Mac OS:||~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
Note: "~"represents Home folder. If you don't see Library in your Home folder, hold Option and click the Go menu.
|Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista:||\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\|
|Windows XP:||\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\|
To backup iPhone, iPad, iPod data, you have lots of options, such as iTunes, iCloud, and even use other iTunes alternatives to transfer data from iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer. Here let's have a look at how to backup iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with iTunes.
You can also back up by syncing your iDevice with your computer. When you are using iTunes to sync, backing up is the first step. If you want to keep your backup file secured, you can choose to encrypt iTunes backup file.
iTunes backup helps you to restore your iDevice after losing data on it such as after a factory reset. But if you only want to recover data from iPhone backup without having to restore the whole backup, you have to use other software to help you. iTunes can't help you at this point.
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