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How to View Apple Backup Files?

Wondershare Recoverit Authors

Jan 24, 2024 • Filed to: Take Data Backup • Proven solutions

This post is for users with an Apple device such as iPhone and iPad. This tutorial on how to view iPhone backup files on Mac may come in handy for you. Backups contain almost all of your device data. These backups are like an insurance that guarantees your personal data is secure. You will be at ease if you have a data backup somewhere at all times. You just have to buy a new phone and restore or download all your data from the server.

If your device has a backup on a cloud server all your photos and even messages are backed up, you can restore that data anytime. The iOS device is a bit complicated, a dedicated program is required to recover the backup files. You can also consider using UBackit to save yourself from all the extra hassle.

IPhone to iCloud

How to Open Apple Backup Files on Mac?

  1. How can I view iPhone backup files on Mac?

If you have lost your data and looking for a way to get access to iPhone backup files then you must familiarize yourself with these types of backup files: One is the iCloud backup and the other is iTunes backup. You can utilize these two types of backup files and retrieve your, messages, contacts, photos, call logs, and more important data on your iPhone.

For personal iPhone data security reasons, they recommend making iCloud and iTunes backup daily. In case, if any activity results in data loss, you can easily recover your lost data with the help of backup files. Further, we will discuss where to find backup files from iPhone with iCloud and iTunes.

Every case is not the same as the user wants to recover a specific type of data from their iPhone with backup files. For example, you only need to recover your photos from the iPhone backup files. Wondershare UBackit is a tool with many useful features. However, it can assist you to recover lost iPhone data and view iCloud backup files, but it comes with more features. We will introduce it briefly ahead.

  1. Find iTunes Backup Data on Mac

You can use iTunes to find backup files on Mac. These files are secured in a special type of format and can't be opened or used directly. However, you can use UBackit if you want to open or use the backup files directly. Users can easily recover data from the iPhone backup file.

You can follow these steps to find and recover data from the iTunes backup file:

  1. 1. Launch the software and go to the main interface.
  2. Connect your device to your PC via USB cable.
  3. Go to file then Devices > Restore from the backup in iTunes menu. Here if you see multiple backups, don't get overwhelmed. Select the one you want to recover data from the menu and click on Restore.

This can also be done by clicking the device icon and open a summary window and click on “Restore Backup".

Restore Backup

Now all you need to do is wait for the data to transfer to your device. Make sure you don't unplug the USB cable too soon, as it will disrupt the process and corrupt the files.

  1. View iCloud Backup Files on Mac

In this part, you will learn how to access iCloud backup files using Mac. If you want to find files or a list of your recent backups, you will have to go through the following steps:

  1. Click on the magnifier icon located in the menu bar.
  2. Type this manually or you can copy and paste this: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
  3. 3. Click Return.

Now if you are searching for a specific backup or want to open apple backup files follow these steps:

  1. If using MacOS Catalina 10.15 or later, launch the Finder. Open iTunes if you are using MacOS Mojave 10.14 or earlier, or are on a PC. Now select and click on your device.
  2. To view a list of backups, click on Manage Backups under the general tab from the finder. Here, right-click on the backup that you need, then select Show in Finder, or select Archive or Delete. If you are using iTunes, select Preferences, then click on the Devices. Here, right-click on the required backup, then select Show in Finder, or select Delete or Archive it.

See iCloud Files on Mac

  1. Click OK once you are done.

How to View Apple Backup Files on Windows 10?

Most of us are not familiar with the working of the Windows automatic File Backup tool as it can be complicated. You can utilize Wondershare UBackit. It is reliable automatic backup software, you can back up your files to any selected location in a few simple steps. The following are the features of UBackit.

UBackit provides a built-in automatic backup option for users, allowing them to select a preferred frequency such as daily, weekly, monthly, or ongoing.

You don't have to make a new copy of the backup, but instead, UBackit will take an incremental backup and maintain different versions of your files. This way your storage by around 80 percent will be saved.

This tool allows users to select the partitions, folders, or files they want to back up. Results can also be filtered and are based on the file type or keywords you enter in the search bar.

UBackit supports all the major file formats and data types for photos, music, videos, documents, compressed files, emails, and much more.

UBackit comes with an inbuilt virus detection feature so your files are safe. It also offers a preview of our data and has an advanced storage management feature.

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We have discussed all the features of UBackit, now let's explain how easy it is to use and copy files to an external hard drive in some simple steps using Windows 10:

Step 1: Start UBackit and select the Backup tool

First, you have to install Wondershare UBackit software on your computer and then launch it to get an automatic backup on Windows 10. Just click on the “Backup & Restore” option given on the sidebar and select create a new backup.

backup and restore

Step 2: Select the files/folders you want to back up

Select the file or folder that you want to create a new backup, now the program will ask you to select a source. Here, you can search the local disks or storage drives on your computer and select the folder, files, or partition you want to backup.

backup source

If you want to choose a specific file to back up, then you can enter the keywords in the search bar and automatically get results.

backup search

There are also offering many filters to select the desired data type to add to the backup list.

backup filter

Step 3: Choose a destination to save the backup

To proceed further, select a location where the backup files will be restored. Here, the user can select any local disk or external drive device connected to the PC.

backup destination

Step 4: Enable the Automatic Backup schedule Option

Your files can automatically backup, you just need to click on the option “Set Auto Backup” given on the top. Now user can select a schedule from the options available for automatic file backup. Users can also take it manually anytime.

set auto backup

Step 5: Now wait for the backup process to finish

This is it! Now click the “Start Backup” and relax as UBackit automatically backup your personal data on Windows 10.

backup process

The software will let you know about the process progress so you won't need to check it. You will get a notification once the backup of files is recovered and you can manage your retrieved data efficiently.

backup completes

Users can check the available backups and preview the files they restored to the selected location on their computer or device.


As you can see, we have given you all the possible methods to see your backup data or retrieve your lost data on Mac or Windows. It depends on you which methods suits your requirements.

We have also discussed the UBackit data recovery tool. It is very easy to use and all the tutorials are available on their official website. They are offering much more than you think and that too free-of-cost. We hope this article has helped you to recover any lost data on your Apple device and have assisted you in making better decisions when it comes to data maintenance.

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