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How to View iTunes Backup for Free

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Heather Marston

May 5, 2017 (Updated: July 28, 2020锛

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One of the major desires of iPhone users is a way to view data on iTunes backup. For years, displaying data in iTunes backup is almost impossible, let alone doing so free. Right now, this has been effectively solved. And the best part is that you can view your iTunes backup for free. Want to know how to do that? Alright, let us roll.

1 Find iTunes Backup on Your Mac

Open the menu bar and type in this: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

However, if your intention is to find a particular backup and not a group of backups, then go with these steps:

  • From the Menu bar, click on iTunes.
  • Select Preferences.
  • Next, click on Devices.
  • Control-click the backup of your choice.
  • From the list, select Show in Finder.

show in finder

That is it. From that moment, you can check your iTunes backup freely. However, if you are using Window 7, 8, or 10, follow these steps below to see iTunes backup.

2 Find iTunes Backup on Your Windows PC

  • First, find the Search bar in the Window you are using.
  • Click on Start (for Windows 7)
  • Click on the magnifying glass (for Windows 8).
  • Click on Search bar directly (for Windows 10).
  • Now, type this into the Search bar: %appdata%
  • Press Enter key to locate Apple Computer
  • Find MobileSync and double-click it.
  • Then, double-click Backup.

iTunes backup on Windows

That is it. You can now view your iTunes backup free.

No doubt, you are excited about these simple steps to find backups on your computer. However, do you know that even after you locate your backup on your Mac, you can only view the time and not specific contents? You are disappointed, right? Wait a moment. We have a different solution to enable you to view your iTunes backup contents clearly and for free. What is it? Welcome iMyFone D-Port!

3 View iTunes Backup via iMyFone D-Port

iMyFone D-Port iTunes Backup Viewer is a top data exporter that can be used to view iTunes backup for free. It works for iOS devices and acts as a backup software program that is useful for exporting your essential data from iPhone, iPod touch, iTunes, and iPad to computer for easy access at any time. The software program can help view iTunes backup on both Mac and Windows computer.

Features of iMyFone D-Port

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Key Features:

  • Support 20 Different Files for iTunes Viewing:聽You can view about 20 different files in iTunes backup using D-Port. It is the best to see those file contents you could not see in your backup on Mac.
  • Third-Part IM Apps:聽Instant messaging apps like WeChat,聽WhatsApp聽and much more can be viewed too using iMyFone D-Port. This is not possible with the method one.
  • iTunes and iCloud Backup:聽Viewing iTunes and iCloud backup without restoring them to an iOS device is a tough thing. But, D-Port has solved that problem. You can directly聽view iTunes and iCloud contents without restoring them to any iOS device.
  • Export to Computer:聽iMyFone D-Port can also be used to export iPhone data to the computer quickly.

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Steps to using iMyFone D-Port to View iTunes Backup

Step 1. First select the iTunes backup from the backup list after you click the tab "Extract Data from Backup" and click "Next."

choose an iTunes backup

Step 2. Then you can check all the types of data that iMyFone D-Port supports to view from the iTunes backup. Check the one(s) you need and then click Next.

choose data you want to view

Step 3. Then the program will scan the data you chose in the iTunes backup. After the completion of the scan, a list of your data in iTunes backup will show up. You can now view them!

preview data in iTunes backup with D-Port

That is it. As you can see, it is easy to view iTunes backup using iMyFone D-Port. However, it is important to know that the software has free and paid version. The free trial version can help you view your data in iTunes backup as outlined in the steps above. If you want to go further by exporting the data to the computer, you have to go for the full paid version.

Indeed, viewing iTunes backup has never been this easy! With聽iMyFone D-Port iTunes Backup Viewer, you can get a lot done on your iPhone and other iOS devices you may have. Just take a look at the features of D-Port again and be convinced.

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