How to Delete a Backup in iTunes

Summary

Are you still puzzled about how to delete a backup in iTunes? If you are, read on this article and learn a way to delete iTunes backups from PC/Mac.

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Apr 11, 2014

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As known to all, iTunes can backup our iOS devices' contents to computer so that we can easily restore our device or set up a new device. However, you will find that many old iTunes backups become useless with time, especially when you meet any situation below:

- Get a new iOS device, but it is not compatible with the old iTunes backups

- Have too many old and useless backups on computer and want to keep the latest one

At this moment, you need to consider deleting iTunes backup from your computer, but how to make it? This also is our topic today. We will offer you a tutorial with detailed steps and pictures so that you can easily delete old and useless iTunes backups from computer.

How to Delete iTunes Backup on Mac?

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your Mac > Click iTunes on the upper left of your screen > Click Preference.

Step 2: Click Devices > Select backup you want to delete > Click Delete Backup > Click Delete.

How to Delete iTunes Backup on Mac

How to Delete iTunes Backup on Mac

How to Delete a Backup in iTunes on PC?

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your PC and Click Edit on the upper left of your iTunes Interface.

Step 2: Click Preference > Click Devices > Select backup you want to delete > Click Delete Backup > Click Delete.

How to Delete a Backup in iTunes on PC

How to Delete a Backup in iTunes on PC

Note: When deleting iTunes backups from your computer, you needn't to connect your iOS device to Mac/PC with USB cable.

If you also backup your iOS devices with iTunes, you may like this post: How to Delete iCloud Backups.

With the tutorials above, you can easily delete useless iTunes backups and keep the latest or the most valuable one.

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To manage your iOS backups better, you also need to read:

1. What is iCloud

2. How Does iCloud Work

3. Choosing an iCloud Backing up Methods, iTunes or iCloud?

4. How to Free up iCloud Storage

5. How to Increase iCloud Backup Speed

6. Several iCloud Alternatives

7. What does icloud backup

8. What does iTunes backup

9. How to Backup and Restore iPhone iPad with iTunes

10. How to Backup and Restore iPhone iPad with iCloud

11. Top 3 Alternatives to iTunes

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