Delete iPod or iPhone Backups From Computer

How to delete your iPod or iPhone backup from your computer. Doing so might save you a bit of hard drive space. It’s also good to keep things clean if you no longer sync the device with your computer any longer.

1. Open iTunes.

2. Mac users select iTunes > Preferences. Windows users select Edit > Preferences.

3. Select the Devices tab.

4. Select an iPod or iPhone on the list and click Delete Backup.

iTunes Delete Backup


  1. Nasruddin says

    i cancelled my iphone syncing but the sycned file is still inside using up alot of space and doesn’t show up on devices.What should i do??

  2. Reagy says

    Thanks a lot for this info. Don’t know how I didn’t know after owning an iPhone after all these years!

    Also noticed the date of this post – you might not even get this comment. Anyway, have a good one.

  3. Ryan says

    ik its like double posting or whatever but i did do that and it worked so if anyone has the same problem now uk how to fix it. good luck ppl

  4. Ryan says

    not ot be a stick in the mud but my iod tild me to do that and it didnt work i kept gettig the same error message so im gonna try deleting all sync history

  5. dory says

    i need to delete info for my ipod because i lost it but i did to do it from my computer

  6. Den Policarpio says

    Thanks for posting this. I had no idea how to delete old backups in iTunes that I didn’t need.

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