7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 20, 2012 5:20 AM by RobbyBoy
RobbyBoy Level 1 (5 points)

Where is my iPhone backup located?


iPhone 4S
  • Shawn Grinter 2 Level 3 (950 points)

    It depends if you are using iCloud backup or iTunes backup.

     

    To see go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup and see if the iCloud backup is toggled on.

     

    If it is it is in the cloud, if you backed up via iTunes it's on the computer with iTunes.

     

    Regards,

    Shawn

  • RobbyBoy Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for the reply Shawn! The reason for my question is: I just upgraded to iOS 6 today and after the upgrade iTunes was finishing up and I noticed my hard disk space was dropping all of a sudden. I could actually see the numbers dropping. After the upgrade, I was down about 5 GB of disk space! I thought this was strange because I do have my iPhone backups go to iCloud. Any idea about the drop in disk space?

  • Shawn Grinter 2 Level 3 (950 points)

    Ah OK, iTunes downloads a copy of iOS to your hard drive, that's what's probably using the space.

     

    Regards

    Shawn

  • Gabbiephotographer Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Shawn,

     

    I had the same problem - I've tried to restore from back up but it's saying it didn't save my last back up but my disk space is now full (I have less than 200MB left!!!) from trying to restore from back up.  How do I delete the last back up (I've transferred the Itunes folder from my pc to a back up hard drive) so that I can free some space on my pc and also try and restore my contacts (at least!!) from my back up - any help would be so appreciated!!

    Cheers,
    Gabbie

  • RobbyBoy Level 1 (5 points)

    Shawn --

     

    Do you happen to know where that copy might be located? Do I have to keep a copy on my hard drive? Or can I get rid of it?

  • Shawn Grinter 2 Level 3 (950 points)

    Robby

     

    Apparently:

     

     

    ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates

     

    Once updated you can delete.

     

    Regards,

    Shawn

  • RobbyBoy Level 1 (5 points)

    THank you Shawn!