My hard drive is starting to reach its limit, and on inspection it appears one of the primary culprits is files listed in the System Information storage manager as "iTunes":
These are almost all iOS apps.
Is there any reason to have these on my Mac? Can I just delete them? If so is there a preferred method (e.g. from within iTunes vs Finder)? And, how did they get there in the first place? Critically, I assume they are not part of (or necessary for) the secured full backup ("This computer" > "Encrypt iPhone backup" in iTunes) of my phone (which appears to be under "iOS Files"); is that right?
Can I delete all the iOS apps on my Mac and still do full phone backups and restores?