iTunes can do more than just store your music, you can download applications, back up iOS data, deal with some system problems and so on. As the iTunes is so multi-functional, it can create some junks such as outdated iOS device backups, broken download, and other useless data when operating.
This article will talk about the way to clear the iTunes junk on Mac and then free up the storage space for better performance. There are two methods for your choice and you can choose the one fits you most.
Part 1: Clear iTunes Junk on Mac Manually
Your Mac may contains lots of iTunes downloads or backup copies that are useless. However, those files would of cause consume lots of storage space and you don’t even know it. Now, let’s see how to manually delete the iTunes junk to free up your Mac.
Delete apps you don’t use currently
Firstly, please open iTunes on your Mac and then click on the Apps icon under Library sidebar. Choose the apps you want to delete and press the Delete key on the Keyboard. Now, you would be prompted with a message to ask you to confirm if you want to move the apps to trash or not. Please click on the Delete App button.
Delete useless software updates
Once you update to the latest revision, iTunes would create a copy of firmware files for better restore on your iOS devices. However, those copies are useless and would waste the storage space on your Mac. So you need to delete them.
To delete the unnecessary software updates, please go the Finder and press down the Option key on your keyboard. Choose the Go menu and click on Library. Now, you need to find out the iTunes folder and then the iPad Software Updates, iPhone Software Updates, and iPod Software Updates folders. Once you can see a file with “Restore.ipsw” extension, please drag it into the Trash.
Deleted overdue iTunes backups
Please find out the unneeded iOS device backups that iTunes has created, which would take up lots of space on your Mac. Then go to the iTunes menu and click on the “Preferences > Devices”.
Select the backup copies which are outdated and click on the Delete Backup button.
Part 2: Clear iTunes Junk on Mac with CleanMyMac 3
You are recommended to use CleanMyMac 3 program to delete iTunes junk files in a very “smart” way, which would not delete your importance files on Mac.
Step 1. Download CleanMyMac 3 Program
Please download and install the program on your computer by clicking the download button below. Then launch it on your Mac!
Step 2. Scan Your Mac
On the interface of the program, please choose the “Smart Cleanup” on the left pane and then click on the “Scan” button and the program would analyze your Mac automatically.
Step 3. Clean Up iTunes Junk
After the scanning completes, please click on the “Clean” button to erase the useless files including system junk, photo junk, mail attachments, iTunes junk, trash bin and the large & old files.
The job is done! The above two ways can help to clear the iTunes junk for your Mac. But method 2 is recommended as it is so effective and can safely erase the useless data off your computer. So why not have a try?