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 transfer iPhone Backup to External Drive from Mac OS X Sierra, mac Mojave. Also works on macOS X EI Capitan, Yosemite. It’s an 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 does not show up/ Viewable to no one or you. That prevents from accidental delete or changes.
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Step by Step guide on iPhone Backup to External Drive from Mac: macOS
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 into other Place or External Device.
Note Mobile sync folder not renamed or created by the 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 connecting to Mac/ PC via iTunes for copy music or video to iPhone/ iPad. Yes, That we can manage it from setting.
To Stop automatically back up Follow the below steps
1: Open iTunes on Mac/ PC.
2: From Top Menu under iTunes, Click on System Preferences.
3: And on Horizontal Tabs, Under the Devices > Enable Checkbox to Prevent iPods, iPhone, and iPad from syncing automatically.
Some third-party software or extractor works to extract different types of iOS data (Contacts, Messages, Photos and more) from old Back up.
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