Maybe the backup file got corrupted, or maybe you’re running out of storage space on your Mac or in i Cloud.
Or maybe you have an entirely different reason to delete your i Phone or i Pad backup file. In this post, we will learn how to delete an i Phone backup from a Mac and we’ll also see how to delete a backup file from i Cloud.
Facebook will try to convince you to stay by showing you photos of the friends who will presumably miss your online presence.We’re going to see how to delete this file directly from your Mac using i Tunes. 4) You will now see a list of all the backup files that have been made on your computer, from all devices synced with your i Tunes account. You can select multiple backups at a time by holding the Command key on your keyboard while selecting different files with the mouse. You will see this popup asking you to confirm to delete the backup. The backup file has now been deleted from your computer. If you backup your i Phone or i Pad in i Cloud, you can also easily access these backups and delete them directly from your Mac. Click on the Manage button at the bottom right of the window. Select the Backups tab at the top of the list, which will bring up all the i Cloud backups from all your devices linked to your i Tunes account. You may repeat the process with each backup file you want to delete. 4) A popup will show up, asking if you want to turn off backup and delete all backup data for the device. 5) The backup will be deleted but i Cloud backup will be turned off too.As you can see here, I have a few i Phone backups, all of them dating from last year, including a couple for devices I don’t even use anymore. 1) In the Menu bar of your Mac, go to System Preferences. As you can see, I have only i Phone backups made in i Cloud. Now that we’ve seen how to delete a local i Phone or i Pad backup and how to delete an i Cloud backup from your Mac, we’re going to see how to delete the same i Cloud backup files, but this time, directly from your i Phone or i Pad. Note that for the purpose of this tutorial, we will look into deleting the backup of an i Phone, but the steps are exactly identical if you were to delete an i Pad backup file.If you use i Tunes instead of i Cloud to backup your i Phone or i Pad, the backup file will be stored somewhere on your computer. 3) In the Preferences, navigate to the Devices tab. Click Delete to confirm and erase the backup file once for all.