2 Free and Easy Ways to Delete iPhone Backups

When users don't need to restore iPhone from backup or finish the iPhone backup restore process, they may need to delete iPhone backup from iCloud or iTunes. And they may alao would like to delete iPhone backup to free up space. Well, no matter what reasons you may have, if you are going to delete iTunes backup or delete iCloud backup, here is the right place for you. In this article, we will share you the best and free ways to easily delete iPhone backup from iTunes and iCloud.

1.How to Delete iTunes Backup

Step 1: Open the iTunes software on your computer and go to the menu bar. Click iTunes and select preferences.

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Step 2: Navigate to the Devices tab in the preferences. You will see the list of backups, select the backup you want to delete and hit the delete button.

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Step 3: Click 'Delete' in the pop-up window to confirm delete.

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Tips: You can find iPhone backup location from below:

  1. Windows 10/8/7 – C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
  2. Mac OSX – ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

You can directly go to these iPhone backups and delete them on Windows or Mac.

2. How to Delete iCloud Backup on Mac, Windows and iPhone

How to Delete iCloud Backup on Mac

Step 1: Go to System Preferences.

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Step 2: Select the iCloud icon.

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Step 3: This will load up your iCloud preferences. Click on the Manage button at the bottom right of the window.

Step 4: Select the Backups tab at the top of the list; this will bring up all the iCloud backups from all your devices linked to your iTunes account.

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Step 5: Click the Delete button and click delete to confirm and erase the backup file once and for all in the pop-up message.

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How to Delete iCloud Backup on Windows

Step 1: Launch the iCloud program on your Windows computer. and click "Manage".

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Step 2: Select your backups and click "Delete" to delete iCloud backups.

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How to Delete iCloud Backup on iPhone/iPad

If you are going to delete iCloud backup directly on your iPhone, you can follow the steps below.

Step 1: Go to "Settings". Then, scroll down and tap iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage.

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Step 2: On the below screenshot, you can choose to disable some types of iPhone data, such as Photo Library, WhatsApps messages, music and so on. Then, these data will be deleted from iCloud.

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