OK to delete iTunes backup if syncing to iCloud?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DaveTheRave, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2003
    I recently increased my iCloud storage space so everything is backed up. Since I'm doing this do I really need to have a backup on iTunes? Should I delete the older iTunes backup?
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Yes you could just remember local backups can be handy if say you wanted to look back at a deleted text message.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I wouldn't. I think having there is a nice safety net, just in case there's an issue trying to restore from the iCloud.
  4. Vanilla Face macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2013
    I agree with Mike. I won't keep multiple iTunes backups, but I back up periodically to iTunes in addition to my iCloud backup and remove the previous backup when I do.

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