Copying the iPhone backup files may be desirable or required for a different reasons, whether anyone to make a duplicate copy of iPhone backups manually, or anyone just want to move current iOS device backup to another location so in order to free up some storage space. There are couples of ways to get all this, but we will demonstrate you easiest way that how to make copy of iPhone backup files which is locally stored.
Definitely you will require to do this if you really need to edit the existing backup made via iTunes, generally if you are planning to extract pictures , messages, or some other data manually from current stored backups.
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How To Make Copy Of iPhone Backup Files
Note: if you don’t see a list of backups in iTunes, you probably haven’t made one yet, do that first before beginning:
- Launch the iTunes and then go-to the “Preferences”
- Select the tab called “Devices” to find the list of all iPhone Backup files on your computer
- Pick the backup file you need to make a duplicate copy of and then just right-click on this, and select “Show in Finder”
- The backup which you have chosen from iTunes will be selected automatically in new Finder window – please note that the name will be the combination of alphabets and some numeric or just like this “eef541c486577cbef71123c”
- Copy that folder, or copy the backup file to another location, or any other external drive or wherever you want.
Please remember that each and every backup is approximately equal to the size of your iOS device contents, so by making the copies of these backups can get some space on your computer hard drives.
Note that if you duplicate the folder in the same location as the other backups, it will appear as a duplicate in the iTunes app – that can be confusing, so it’s best to put them elsewhere, even if for temporary uses like the ~/Desktop.
On the other hand, you can check the directory locations directly where your device back-up files are normally located and just copy those files in same way, but the technique via iTunes is much easier and simpler for many people.