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

Last Updated on May 8, 2018

We can download iPSW file from the direct link for using iTunes as an alternate technique. iOS users are using iTunes for download iPSW file for the 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 same on one platform.

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Different OS system Stored iPSW file in different places, here I am going to saw how to Find iPSW file location on Sierra, EI Capitan or Windows.

Step for find Downloaded iPSW file location on Mac High Sierra, MacOS sierra, EI Capitan or Windows

1 iTunes ipsw file location sierra or Windows

How to change IPSW File download location on Mac?

No, it’s not possible to change IPSW File download default save path location in iTunes before start to download.

Direct guide on find iPSW file saved location on Mac

Step 1: Open finder on Mac, From 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 above path and Click on “Go

3 Paste command on Mac finder

That’s it, 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

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

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

iTunes iPSW Location on Windows 10/ 8 or 7

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

Below command USERNAME: Your computer Name. Use Profile Name For the multiple accounts in 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 direct link from below links,

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