As we all know, backing up our iPhone devices is one of the greatest ways for us to keep all of our data safe. However, there are instances that since we regularly backup our device, then the tendency for this is that they will all pile up in your Mac. And because of this, it can be a reason as to why your Mac may become slow or you might run out of storage. That is why in this article, we are going to show you on how you can remove old backup from Mac in the easiest way possible. Also, we are going to show you another way for you to be able to prevent your Mac from getting full of your backups.

Part 1: Preventing Your Mac On Getting Full Because Of Your Old Backup


Since we needed more space on our Mac for us to store more applications and files that we need, then we have here a prevention for you. As what they say, prevention is always better than cure. That is why we have here an awesome tool that you can use for you to be able to remove all the old backup that you have on your Mac in the fastest and easiest way. This is by using the iMyMac Cleaner. The iMyMac Cleaner has the ability to remove the old backup that you have on your Mac easily. Using the iMyMac Cleaner will be able to allow you in preventing those backup files that you have from piling up on your Mac. This is because the iMyMac Cleaner is a powerful tool that you can use for you to remove the junk files that you have on your Mac. This actually includes your old backup files. Aside from that, the iMyMac Cleaner also has the ability to remove all of your email attachments, and the multi-languages that you have on each application that you have on your Mac. The iMyMac Cleaner can also help you in scanning and deleting all those large files that you no longer need on your Mac. All these will be able to free up space on your Mac and that it can also help you in speeding up the performance of your Mac. To know more on how to use the iMyMac Cleaner, here is a guide for you that you can follow. This will help you in cleaning up all the old backup files from your Mac.

Step 1: Download and Launch iMyMac-Cleaner on Your Mac

Of course, the very first thing that you should do is to download the iMyMac Cleaner from our official website. You can have the program and use it for 30-days absolutely for free. This way, you will be able to experience the best Mac Cleaner there is. After downloading the iMyMac Cleaner, go ahead and install it on your Mac. Then you will be able to start removing the old backup files that you have on your Mac. Once that you have fully installed the iMyMac Cleaner on your Mac, go ahead and launch the program. Then on the main interface of the iMyMac Cleaner, you will be able to see the system status of your Mac. And aside from that, you will also be able to see a list of modules that the iMyMac Cleaner can do.

Mac Cleaner Main

Step 2: Choose The System Junk Module and Scan All Your Backup Files

From the list of modules that you can see on the left side of your screen, go ahead and choose “System Junk”. This is because this is where you are going to remove all the old backup files that you no longer need on your Mac. Once that you have selected the module, go ahead and click on the “Scan” button. The iMyMac Cleaner will then start to scanning for all the junk files that you have in your Mac. Once that the scanning process is complete, the iMyMac Cleaner will then show you all the junk files from your Mac. The great thing about this is that the iMyMac Cleaner will show you all the junk files in a category form. You will be able to see on your screen category folders such as Application Cache, System Logs, Trash Bin, System Cache, Mail Junk, Photo Junks, and a lot more. You can also opt to make a re-scan on your Mac if you wish to. All you have to do is to click on the “Re-scan” button located at the lower right corner of your screen.

Junk Files Scan

Step 3: Choose The Old Backup Files to Remove

Once that you are satisfied with the scanned result on your Mac by the iMac Cleaner, go ahead and choose the category wherein your old backup files are. Once that you click on a specific folder, you will then be able to see on the right of your screen all the items that it contains. This way, you will be able to choose those old backups that you only want to remove from your Mac. Once that you have selected all the backup files that you want to remove from your Mac, just go ahead and click on the “Clean” button. Then a confirm this action by clicking on the “Confirm” button from the dialogue box that will appear on your screen.

Junk Files Clean

Step 4: Old Backup Files Removed

Once that the cleaning process is complete, the iMyMac Cleaner has then deleted all the old backup files that you have on your Mac. Many of your folders will then have an indications that says “Zero KB”. However, there are some folders that will not have this indication. But do not worry because these are auto recreated folders. Using the iMyMac Cleaner is very easy. As you can see, it will only take you a few steps and you do not have to wait for a long time. And all your old backups will be guaranteed removed from your Mac.

Junk Files Clean Complete

Part 2: Does My Mac Keep Itself Tidy?

For a time, your Mac should be able to keep itself tidy. This is because it has a feature called the Time Machine. The Time Machine actually has the ability to take a nap every 24 hours. Aside from that, it can also run a complete hard disk backup every single week. Once that you Mac had reached below 20 percent of storage capacity, it will actually start to delete your old backups. These are the backups that you no longer need. Once that your Mac’s hard drive had reached below 10 percent of your storage space, then the Time Machine takes place and remove any local snapshot and as well as your old backup files. It will only leave those that were recently stored on your Mac. This way, your Mac will be ensured to operate smoothly and that it will not be overloaded with your backups from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod. However, there are instances that some things are not running smoothly as what is expected. This usually happens when your Mac can no longer handle things which include your iCloud and Time Machine backups. If this happens, then it is time for you to manage your storage space.

Delete Old Backup

Part 3: Other Ways On How To Remove Old Backups

Deleting an iCloud Backup

One way for you to be able to manage your iCloud backups and for you to be able to gain more of your storage space is to remove your iCloud backups from your Mac’s hard drive. With this, you can actually use Terminal for you to complete this action. Here is how you can remove your old iCloud backups using your Terminal.

Step 1: Go ahead and launch Terminal on your Mac.

Step 2: After that, go ahead and enter the following command: sudo tmutil disablelocal

Step 3: After entering the command, go ahead and press the Enter key. In case you would want to bring back the local backups that you have on your Mac, then you can also do the following steps below. This should only be done if and only when you have other storage options.

Step 1: Go ahead and open Terminal on your Mac.

Step 2: And then, simply enter the following command: sudo tmutil enablelocal

Step 3: And then lastly, go ahead and press the Enter key.

Once that you have once again enabled it, your Time Machine will then start to work again. It means that it will be able to store local snapshots and backups just the way has before. This will also include when you try to sync and keep your iCloud copies of the disk space which also includes your music and photos that you have on any of your iOS devices. If you are not so sure about doing this method, then you also have another thing that you can actually do. And this is by having your Mac’s storage space increased. You can choose from trying to get an upgrade for you to have more storage space on your Mac. You can try to get a larger SSD drive for your Mac or you can also try to connect one or more external hard drive. Aside from that, you can also try to try to sync your Mac to another external hard drive. Keep in mind that when it comes to storage of any device or even to your Mac only comes with a limited space. That is why once that you are facing the problem of running out storage space, it is better that you go and find a solution for you to be able to gain more space so that you will be able to store more important files on your Mac. This will also help your Mac to run smoothly with no problem. And a maintenance to your Mac’s storage space, you can use the iMyMac Cleaner. Using this tool will not only let you remove all the old backup that you have on your Mac but it can also help you with several things. This includes removing all the duplicate files that you have on your Mac, manage your cluttered files, removing all the large and old files that you no longer need, uninstall applications that you do not actually use and it can also help you in cleaning up your browser for you to have a better experience in browsing the internet.

Part 4: Conclusion

Having a backup of all the data that we have on our iOS devices is one of the things that every user must do. This way, you will be able to secure them in one space if ever something happens to your device. That is why we make sure that we have all the backup that we need. However, these backups pile up on our Mac and are taking a lot of our storage space.Because of that, we would need to remove all the old backups that we have. And clearly, this is a very easy thing to do. You can also try some other options on how you can remove all the old backups that you have on your Mac. But since now that we have the iMyMac Cleaner for you. This program will be able to help you in removing all your old backup from your Mac easily and quickly. No hassle and less effort.There are also some other things that the iMyMac Cleaner can do to help you in getting more storage space in your Mac. You can use to remove all the files that you no longer need, your duplicate files, and as well as uninstalling all the applications that you do not actually need on your Mac. Using the iMyMac Cleaner will help you in gaining more space for your storage and at the same time, it can really help you in speeding up the performance of your Mac. Have the iMyMac Cleaner and rest assured that managing the space on your Mac will become easier for you.