Here’s IPSW File Location for Mac, Windows (Ventura Updated)

Last Updated on Nov 2, 2022

We can download the iPSW file from the direct link by using iTunes as an alternate technique. iOS users are using iTunes to download iPSW files for specific cases like interrupted network (Direct download may be stopped at any point and it will not restart again from the stop), Not have enough knowledge about Download file from Apple server in Browser then restore iPhone using iTunes step by step. Default iTunes ipsw file location is the same on one platform.

Different OS systems Stored iPSW files in different places; here, I will show you how to Find iPSW file locations on Sierra, EI Capitan, or Windows.

Step for find Downloaded iPSW file location on Mac macOS Ventura or Windows

How to change IPSW File download location on Mac?

No, it’s impossible to change the IPSW File download default save path location in iTunes before downloading.

Direct guide on find iPSW file saved location on Mac

Step 1: Open Finder on Mac, From the top menu, go to the Go > Go to folder.

2 Finder on Mac

Directory Path: ~/Library/iTunes/

3 Go to folder using command in Finder on Mac

Step 2: Copy the above path and Click on “Go

3 Paste command on Mac finder

That’s it, and This is the location for iPhone/ iPad IPSW download.

And the (iPhone/ iPad/ iPod Touch) iOS software update is here: ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates


Here’s the iPhone Software Updates file on Mac’s Finder.


If you aren’t able to see it on the old version Mac, Check it here:

~/Library/Application Support/iTunes/
Note: “~” means your home directory

iTunes ipsw file location MacOS High Sierra, EI Capitan: Mac, Windows

iTunes iPSW Location on Windows 10/ 8 or 7

Windows users can find using the different path as of running windows version.

Below is command USERNAME: Your computer Name. Use Profile Name For the multiple accounts in a single machine,

Folder Search Tips: For directly open AppData folder on Mac, type %appdata% in run windows. Start > Run > Type: %appdata%.

Windows 8 & Windows 10: Go to the C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\

Windows 7: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

Windows XP : C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

Not able to find downloaded firmware file using iTunes, Get a direct link from below links,

Download iPSW for iPhone

Download iPSW for iPad

Download iPSW for iPod Touch

Ping me on any confusion, command not working or unable to find ipsw file location Mac or PC using above solution in your system.

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