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How to Remove iPhone Apps, Backups and Updates

Remove iPhone Apps, Backups and Updates

When you download an iPhone app on your Mac, you’re not just telling it to install on your iPhone. You are also telling it to save a copy on your Mac. Open iTunes, click on Apps and then you will see the Apps that are saved on your Mac as well. Click on the app or apps you want to delete and press the delete key on your Mac. Then click Delete App. Before we started downloading from our iPhone we lost 4GB of space to years of iPhone apps stored on our Mac.

You can delete old iPhone and iPad backups that you no longer need in iTunes as well.

Go to iTunes and click on Preferences.
Click on Devices and you will see any backups.
You can now delete old backups by clicking on one and then choosing Delete backup.

Make sure that you don’t delete all of your backups. Finding an old iPhone backup for a device you no longer use, and deleting it can free up a lot of space on your Mac.

Another place to look is in the iTunes folder, which is where you may see many iPhone and iPad update files stored. You can delete these old update files without worrying about losing any data.

Open Finder.
Hold Option on your keyboard and click on Go.
Clikc on Library.
Scroll down and click on iTunes.
Check the iPhone Software Updates, iPad Software Updates and iPod Software Updates folders.
If you see an update in that folder, you can click on it and then delete it.

This is another easy way to free up a lot of space on your Mac in just a short amount of time. If you update your iPhone or iPad without connecting to your Mac, you will only need to do this one.

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