How to Delete Useless iTunes Files on Mac

How to Delete Useless iTunes Files for Mac

Mac is winning fans all over the planet. Compared to other computers/laptops running the Windows system, Mac has a more desirable and simplistic interface with strong security. Although it’s hard to get used to using a Mac in the first place, it becomes easier to use than others at last. However, such an advanced device might be disappointing sometimes especially when it’s running slower and slower.

I would suggest you ‘sweep up’ your Mac like the way you free up the storage of your iPhone. In the article, let me show you how to delete iTunes backup and unwanted software update packages to free up storage and speed up. You should know that Mac will not clear up such files for you, so you have to do it yourself at regular times.

Part 1: How to Delete iTunes Backup Files Manually?

An iTunes backup usually takes up at least 1 GB of storage. In some cases, it could be up to 10+ GB. Moreover, Mac will not clear those files for you, so it’s important to remove such backup files when they become useless. Below are the instructions.

Step 1. Launch the “iTunes” app on your Mac.

Step 2. Head to the “iTunes” menu and click the Preferences option.

Step 3. Select Devices on the window, then you can view all backups on the Mac.

Step 4. Decide which can be deleted according to the backup date.

Step 5. Choose them and click Delete Backup.

Step 6. When the system asks whether you want to delete the backup, please choose Delete to confirm your choice.

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Part 2: How to Remove Unnecessary Software Update Packages?

Do you get used to upgrading iPhone/iPad/iPod via iTunes on Mac? They’re probably stored plenty of software update files in Mac depleting precious space. Generally speaking, a firmware package is about 1 GB. So there’s no wonder why your Mac is slowing down. How do we find and delete them?

Step 1. Click and launch Finder on Mac.

Step 2. Hold down the Option key on the keyboard and go to the Go menu > Library.

Note: only by pressing down the “Option” key can you access the “Library” folder.

Step 3. Scroll down and click on the “iTunes” folder.

Step 4. There are iPhone Software Updates, iPad Software Updates, and iPod Software Updates folders. Please browse through each folder and check for a file with an extension as “Restore.ipsw”.

Step 5. Manually drag the file into the Trash and clear the trash.

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Part 3: How to Remove Unwanted iTunes Files with One Click?

If you’re tired of the complex steps above, here you may try MobePas Mac Cleaner, which is available for free download. It’s a managing app with powerful functions but is simple to use. This nice tool is able to help you get rid of such unnecessary files. Action speaks louder than words. Let’s take a look at how it works.

Step 1. Download MobePas Mac Cleaner

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Step 2. Launch Mac Cleaner on Mac

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Step 3. Find Unwanted iTunes Files

To scan out unwanted iTunes files, choose Smart Scan > iTunes Cache to find out iTunes junks on your Mac.

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Step 4. Remove Redundant iTunes Files

MobePas Mac Cleaner will display redundant files on the right side like iTunes Cache, iTunes Backups, iOS Software Updates, and iTunes Broken Download. Select iTunes Backups and check for backup files or others. After that, select all iTunes data that you don’t need and click Clean to get them off. If you have done it successfully, you will see “Zero KB” next to iTunes Junks.

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Do you feel that your Mac is revitalized? You know it’s true! Your Mac lost weight just now and is now running like a leopard!

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