Where to locate iOS IPSW (Firmware) downloaded on iTunes

It has been a bit issue to locate an iOS IPSW’s (Firmware’s) after downloading them via iTunes. This tutorial will help you find & locate where the iOS IPSW you have downloaded from iTunes are been saved.


The following are the steps to locate iOS IPSW downloaded via iTunes on various Computer OS

Mac OS X

iPhone~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates
iPad~/Library/iTunes/iPad Software Updates
iPod touch~/Library/iTunes/iPod Software Updates
Note: The tilde “~” represents your Home directory.

Windows XP

iPhoneC:Documents and Settings[username]Application DataApple ComputeriTunesiPhone Software Updates
iPadC:Documents and Settings[username]Application DataApple ComputeriTunesiPad Software Updates
iPod touchC:Documents and Settings[username]Application DataApple ComputeriTunesiPod Software Updates
Note: To quickly access the Application Data folder, choose Start > Run. Type %appdata% and click OK.

Windows Vista, 7, and 8

iPhoneC:Users[username]AppDataRoamingApple ComputeriTunesiPhone Software Updates
iPadC:Users[username]AppDataRoamingApple ComputeriTunesiPad Software Updates
iPod touchC:Users[username]AppDataRoamingApple ComputeriTunesiPod Software Updates
Note: To quickly access the AppData folder, click Start, type %appdata% in the search bar, and press the Return key.
Windows 8: Move the cursor to the upper right, click the magnifying glass, type %appdata%, and press the Return key.

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