Help deleting mobile sync backups

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  1. caseykid23, Mar 8, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2016

    caseykid23 macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2016
    White Plains
    I have a macbook pro and I have like 50 gigs of backups in mobile sync. Most of this pointless and I can't figure out a way to delete it. I have time machine but don't leave it plugged in all the time.

    Someone please help me find out how to delete mobile backups and this nonsense that is clogging up my computer so I can continue to use and know how to get rid of it in the future because it seems to keep growing.

    Disk inventory says, users, my name, mobile sync, backups, then a bunch of letters and numbers. I need to delete so I can move on with my life. It is somehow hidden on my computer and I need to find it and delete it so i can get 50 gigs of space back.

    I can set my phone to iCloud back up and I have time capsule so this is frustrating me because I now have no space. Someone please help!!!!
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2005
    Open iTunes

    Open Preferences

    Go to Devices

    Delete backups
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    If you want to do it manually:

    Open a Finder window

    Hold Option on your keyboard and click Go in the menu bar

    You will see Library under Home

    Click it

    Go to /Library/ApplicationSupport/MobileSync/Backup and delete the folders within

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