For whatever reasons, you want to move or copy your old backup data saved by iTunes to other location or External drive. So, here is the guide on how to move iPhone Backup to External Drive from Mac OS X Sierra. Also works on macOS X EI Capitan, Yosemite. It’s official way to find hidden backup folder from Mac without any third-party software or bypass in Storage drive.
Due to the security cause your Backup file not show up/ Viewable to no one or to you. That’s prevent from accidental delete or changes.
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Step by Step guide on iPhone Backup to External Drive from Mac: macOS Sierra
1: Open Finder on Mac screen (Macbook, iMac, Macmini).
2: From Top menu bar, Click on Go option.
3: Press and hold Command key, Expanded Go menu show up one more option, mark it carefully.
Click on “Library”
Next Under Library folder > Application Support > Mobile Sync > Backup
Copy this folder and move in to other Place or External Device.
Note: Mobile sync folder not renamed or created by third-party application. It’s macos system name. Most of the people feel and confusing about unrevealed folder name.
Stop auto Sync iOS device backup to Mac
You didn’t like every time auto backup start when connect to Mac/ PC via iTunes for copy music or video to iPhone/ iPad. Yes, That we can manage it from setting.
To Stop automatically backup Follow the below steps
1: Open iTunes on Mac/ PC.
2: From Top Menu under iTunes, Click on System Preference.
3: And on Horizontal Tabs, Under the Devices > Enable Check box for Prevent iPods, iPhone and iPad from syncing automatically.
Some third-party software or extractor works for extract different types of iOS data (Contacts, Messages, Photos and more) from old Back up.
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