Change iTunes Backup Location

These days more and more PC/laptops comes with SSD drive and most of them are either 128 or 256 and some are even smaller drives. If you are one of the user don’t want top pay for more storage with iphone and backing up your phone to PC, you will face some challenge with drive space. Specially with ever expanding iphone storage size.

Issue is itunes saves this backups under userprofile, usually in C drive. Solution would be change this location and point to a external drive or different drive. All the credit should goes to https://support.imazing.com/hc/en-us

I’m gonna list the Windows way first.

Usual backup location for iphone located under C:\Users\*current user name*\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

Navigate to folder and rename or delete folder called “backup”

Then Shift+Right click and select open powershell windows OR you can bring command prompt (go to run type CMD) and the type

cd C:\Users\*current user name*\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync

then type

mklink /J “%APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup” “D:\iTunes Backup”

****Note that above I send my backups to D:\ drive.

and you done!!

So now in Mac OSx

Bacup folder located under ~/Library/Application Support

Go to search and type ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/ and this will point to backup location and as previous Windows remove the folder called backup.

Then bring up terminal and type

ln -s /Volumes/location where the backup should go/MobileSync/Backup ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/Backup

Done!!