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How to Restore iOS Backups in MacOS with Finder (Big Sur & Catalina)

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As you likely know by now, iOS and iPadOS device backups are handled differently in macOS Big Sur and MacOS Catalina compared to Mojave and earlier that ran iTunes. Instead of iTunes for device management, device syncing, backups, and restores are all handled in the Finder now instead.

We’ve already explained how to go about creating a backup of your iPhone or iPad using Finder, but what about restoring that iOS or iPadOS backup? The hope is that you’ll never need it, but here’s how you go about doing it if you’re using macOS 10.15 or later.

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How to Backup iPhone or iPad to Windows PC

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iPhone and iPad users who have a Windows PC may be happy to know they can backup their iPhone or iPad to Windows PC by using iTunes. Since not all iPhone users have Macs or iCloud, this offers another backup solution for the PC-based user base. And if you’re not paying for iCloud, the chances are that you’re not backing up your iPhone or iPad data to iCloud on Apple’s secure cloud servers. Whether for redundancy or necessity, you can use iTunes software to locally back up all your iPhone and iPad data to your Windows PC, free of cost.

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How to Delete iPhone & iPad Backups from MacOS Catalina with Finder

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Need to clear up some disk space or get rid of some old iPhone or iPad backups on a Mac? With the latest versions of MacOS, managing iOS and iPadOS device backups is done entirely in Finder, including deleting and removing device backups.

Arguably the safest and most thorough way of backing up an iPhone or iPad is to do an encrypted backup via Mac Finder. When the backup is complete you’ll have a copy of all of your data on your computer, complete with encrypted keychain contents. But it all takes up space that you might want to reclaim. As you can imagine,…

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