To offer the additional safeguard to the personal information, I make sure to back up my iPhone via iTunes on a regular basis. As soon as I have the latest backup of the device, I delete the old iPhone backups in iTunes to reclaim some precious gigabytes of hard drive space on Mac.
Besides, I also shoot out the redundant iOS software updates to keep the junk file at bay. Aside from preventing the storage from falling prey to unnecessary files, it keeps the smooth sailing performance of the computer intact.
How to Remove iPhone or iPad Backup from iTunes
Is your computer running short on space? The aforementioned ways can be very helpful in retrieving some valuable storage on your device.
Step #1. Launch iTunes on your computer.
Step #2. Now, click on iTunes in the Menu bar and select Preferences.
Step #3. Next, click on the Devices tab.
Step #4. Next up, you should see your iOS device backup and the date when they were backed up. Select the one you wish to delete.
Finally, click on Delete Backup to confirm.
Getting rid of iOS software update files is just as upfront. Keep on reading…
How to Delete iPhone/iPad Software Updates Files from iTunes on Mac
Step #1. Launch Finder and click on Go in the Menu bar.
Step #2. Now, you need to press and hold the Option key (Alt key) on your keyboard and then click on Library.
Step #3. Next, open iTunes folder.
Step #4. Next up, head over to iPhone Software Updates folder.
Step #5. Finally, check out iOS update file. To clean up the file, simply drag it to the trash.
That’s all there is to it!
Hopefully, you have recovered some valuable storage on your Mac. Be sure to keep doing it from time to time to ensure the junkies remain away. Have feedback? Let me know your feedback down below in the comments.
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