How to Delete iPhone/iTunes Backup on PC Windows 7/10

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 12, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Each time you use the iTunes to back up your iPhone on the Windows, it will create a backup of the content. Although you can’t view and edit the iTunes backup as the data encryption limitation, you are still able to find the iPhone backup on your computer and delete the iTunes backup on PC to release space for new documents. In following texts, you will find the detailed info on:

What's more, in the last part of this page, the top one FREE iPhone data transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover is introduced to help to back up iPhone to Windows PC or laptop without iTunes. Link to check how to back up iPhone to Windows computer with without iTunes.

Where is the iPhone backup location on computer Windows 7/10

Windows 7 and Windows 8/10 store the iTunes backup in different routes. If you can’t find the iPhone backup through following ways, the iTunes backup data must be "Hidden" and you are supposed to enable "Show Hidden Files" within Windows Explorer before you can find it.

iTunes backup location on Windows 7

C:/Users/AppData/Roaming(or entering %appdata% after clicking the Start or Windows key)/Apple Computer/MobileSync/Backup/

iTunes backup location on Windows 8/10

C:/Users/YOURUSERNAME/AppData/Roaming(or entering %appdata% after clicking the Start or Windows key)/Apple Computer/MobileSync/Backup/

Related Tips: How to find the iTunes backup on Mac

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How to delete iPhone backup on computer Windows 7/10

After finding the iTunes back up on Windows PC, you can click to open the Backup folder. Nonetheless, you can't read and edit the backup files only right-click the backup file to see its properties, such as size, date, and time of creation.

If you don't want to keep the iPhone backup, right-click the file and choose Delete from the drop-down menu. Click Yes to delete the iPhone backup from computer Windows 7 or Windows 10.

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Bonus Tip: How to back up iPhone to Windows computer without iTunes

If you want to view and edit the exported backup files of iPhone on your Windows computer, you can use the best iTunes alternative - EaseUS MobiMover Free iPhone data transfer program. With this iOS data manager, you can back up all the iPhone content to the Windows 7/8/10 PC/laptop with a single click or selectively import some certain files at one time.

Besides, if you want to transfer files from PC to iPhone, for instance, add ringtones to iPhone 8, put music to iPhone, download videos to iPhone, etc., MobiMover will offer you the all-in-one solutions to make it in an easy and quick way.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows or Mac OS systems with a USB cable. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen. Run EaseUS MobiMover on your computer, and select the "Phone to PC" to help you back up iPhone data to Window PC. Click "Next" to continue.

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Step 2. MobiMover enables you to transfer all the iPhone files at once, including photos, videos, movies, music, playlist, ringtones, books, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, and more. you can choose all or optionally export a specific data type by ticking the boxes. Having chosen the data to be exported, the next thing you can do is to customize the storage path on your computer, otherwise, the transferred data will keep on your desktop by default. Once one, click "Transfer".

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Step 3. MobiMover will start immediately to back up iPhone files to your PC/Mac/laptop without requiring iTunes. Wait patiently until it finishes.

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