I don't have enough disk space on my PC to store whatever is backed up by iPhone. Is there a way to change location to where iPhone backs up the data? I want to back it up to my external hard drive.


It looks like you can if using Windows.

Is OS X the backups seems to be stored in the following location ...

~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup

... but I don't think you can change that location.

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    But perhaps you can change it to be a symbolic link to a folder in an external drive. – lhf Oct 22 '12 at 22:42
  • @lhf yeah probably :) – Nippysaurus Oct 23 '12 at 1:34
  • Here's a page describing how to do it on a Mac: osxdaily.com/2011/03/05/… – jpoh May 5 '14 at 22:46

You can, however, drop a copy of that folder to your external drive - or include that folder in whatever backup/clone app you're using.

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