Backup is too big, is there a workaround?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by RonHC, May 11, 2019.

  1. RonHC macrumors 6502a

    RonHC

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    I have an iPhone X backup made on iTunes. It’s 77GB but my current iPhone is a 64GB model. Is there a way to workaround this? I don’t need the apps, I just care about the photos. I have heard the suggestion of deleting the folders inside the backup but I don’t know exactly what I would be deleting since the folders are not specifically labeled.

    Any help?
     
  2. Lekro macrumors regular

    Lekro

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    Do an iCloud backup or delete apps from the X before making an iTunes backup.
     
  3. RonHC thread starter macrumors 6502a

    RonHC

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    I don’t have the X at the moment so I can’t make a new backup
     
  4. Minorite macrumors 6502

    Minorite

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    iMazing or some other alternative app is the only solution I guess. It has an option to exclude apps/data from the restore.

    Edit: p.s. Deleting files from the backup folder is always a bad idea, 99% that it will lead to backup corruption.
     

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