Taking routine backups in iTunes makes it easy for us to recover iOS data. But the fact is, these backups eat up Gigabytes of space on your computer, and sometimes you don't even notice this. You may want to delete iPhone, iPad, iPod backups in iTunes, when:
Spend a few minutes to read the following, and you'll get a detailed tutorial with pictures on how to remove old iTunes backup on PC, which helps save more hard drive space.
To delete iTunes backup files, there are 2 ways:
The following shows the details:
Step 1: Launch iTunes on your computer
Step 2: In the menu bar, go to Preferences.
Step 3: Click on "Devices", and this will show a list of all iOS device backups stored by iTunes.
Step 4: Select backups you'd like to delete, and click "Delete Backup" button. Then click "OK" to confirm.
If iTunes doesn't provide you with all the backups, you can use this method.
Step 1: Find iTunes backup location on your computer and then find the Application Data folder.
iTunes backup location:
|Windows 8/7/Vista||C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup|
|Windows XP||C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Bckup|
Step 2: Delete iTunes backup. The folder contains all backup files the iTunes has got. Choose the one you want to delete.
After either of the 2 ways, these old, useless iTunes backups will be easily removed, reclaiming a large space.
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