How to Delete Old iPhone Backups from iTunes

To ensure your Mac remains uncluttered, you should remove old iPhone backups in iTunes and also get rid of unnecessary iOS software updates on a regular basis. Jump right in to find how it's done the right way!

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.

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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.

Launch iTunes on Mac

Step #2. Now, click on iTunes in the Menu bar and select Preferences.

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Click on iTunes in Menu bar and select Preferences on Mac

Step #3. Next, click on the Devices tab.

Select Devices tab in iTunes Preferences

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.

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Select Device and Click on Delete Backup in iTunes

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.

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Launch Finder on Mac and click on Go in 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.

Open iTunes folder in Mac Finder Library

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Step #4. Next up, head over to iPhone Software Updates folder.

Click on iPhone Software Updates folder in iTunes folder on Mac

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!

Wrapping up:

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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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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