Backup question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 262Runnr, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. 262Runnr macrumors regular


    Jul 21, 2008
    Sorry if this is a stupid question but I'm very curious....
    So, everytime I sync my iphone is it supposedly backing up, but exactly where is it backing up to & how would one go about restoring it if needed...?
  2. PoitNarf macrumors 65816


    May 28, 2007
    Northern NJ
    If you're using Vista, the backup location is here:

    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

    I'm guessing for XP it would be here:

    C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

    For OS X, it's here:

    /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup

    You can only restore the backup via iTunes when your iPhone is wiped clean after a complete reset for example. It will ask you if you want to set it up as a new iPhone or restore from a previous backup.

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