How to Delete iPod Backups on Computer

How to Delete iPod Backups on Computer - Computer Repair

Your iPod is the device where you can store and listen to every song you love, watch every video you want, and store any information you need.  Having an iPod is such an easy and convenient thing.  This device is a great way to improve your life.  But what happens when you can’t update your iPod because there is an old backup already stored on your computer?  You should attempt to rectify this problem immediately so that you can use your iPod to its maximum potential.

How to Delete iPod Backups on Computer

1. First, you’ll want to open iTunes. You need to change your device’s preferences so that you don’t have to keep deleting backups in the future.

2. In iTunes, go to Preferences, and click the Devices tab at the top of the window.

3. You should see a list of all of the different iPods synced to your computer.

4. Select the one you wish to delete, and click Delete Backups.

5. After this has been completed, you can go back to the main iTunes window, click on your device and choose the Back Up Now option.  Everything should work from here.

Delete iPod Backups from Different Operating Systems

There are a couple different ways to delete iPod backups if you have different operating systems.

Mac OS


1. When using a Mac you can go into your iTunes library and then application support.

2. From there go into Mobilesync and click on Backup.

3. If you see any old backups saved from previous occasions you can delete them.

Windows XP

1. You will have to go into your Documents, then Settings.

2. Enter your username and enter application data.

3. Click on Apple > Mobilesync > Backup, and delete any old backups in a similar fashion.

Windows Vista or Windows 7

1. Go to Users, enter your username and click on Appdata.

2. Go to Roaming, click on Apple, and enter Mobilesync’s backup.  Delete from here.

If none of the above solutions work for you, you may want to delete iTunes and completely and re-install it.  This will cause you to lose your music but at least you will be able to start backing up your iPod.

Additional Help

If you are having problems deleting old backups of your iPod from your computer, you should seek professional help.  Use TalkLocal to be connected with up to three reliable, local IT service technicians within minutes.

One Response to “How to Delete iPod Backups on Computer”

  1. nielrol says:

    iPod backup makes our data safe. But if we encrypt iPod backup file with password, things will be tricky if we lost the password.

    Now, “iPhone Backup Unlocker” will be a saver for us if lost iPod backup password!

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