backup iphone to external hard drive

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by anonymous4a, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. anonymous4a macrumors 6502

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    My iphone is taking up too much space on my main drive when backing up. Is there anyway to backup to an external hard drive with iTunes ?
     
  2. e93to macrumors 6502a

    e93to

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    As far as I know, this is not possible since iPhone back-up files are sent to user Library. However, you can just manually move all the back-up files to an external drive, If a situation arises when you will need to restore from an iPhone back-up, just copy and paste the back-up folder back to Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup
     
  3. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

    Boyd01

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    You can do it with iMazing. Very handy for moving large files between apps any your computer, I use it to install maps that I make myself into GPS apps. Also convenient for getting photos from my phone over wifi.

    https://imazing.com
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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