How to Remove Apple Watch Backups from iPhone

If you think your data is going to be lost, Apple Watch is the best way to keep your data safe. Over time your backups can accumulate and take up valuable storage space on your iPhone. In this guide, I will show you how to delete Apple Watch backup from your iPhone in a few simple ways.

How to Remove Previous Apple Watch Backups from iPhone

  • Start the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Navigate to General iPhone Storage.
  • Scroll down and choose Watch from the available options.

How to Remove Apple Watch Backups from iPhone

  • You can now see all Apple Watch backups in one spot.
  • Swipe left to choose any saved backup and tap Delete.
  • Then, you’ll automatically be prompted with the main interface.

How to Remove Apple Watch Backups from iPhone

How to Remove Apple Watch Backups from iPhone


  • Keep in mind that deleting an Apple Watch backup will forever erase all of the data on the backup.
  • Since the Apple Watch is set up for family use, you can’t delete the files from your iPhone. It would be best if you stopped iCloud saves on the Apple Watch itself instead. Start the Apple Watch’s Settings app. Then, tap your name card (Apple ID). Next, tap iCloud. Finally, tap iCloud Backups. Finally, tap “Off.”

Benefits of getting rid of iPhone backups for Apple Watch

Getting into the habit of regularly deleting Apple Watch backups has several benefits:

  • Frees up room on both the iPhone and iCloud, which is very helpful for people who are running low on space.
  • Removes old, unused backups to keep the gadget running at its best.
  • Increases data security by lowering the chance that someone will get to personal data in backups without permission.
  • Cuts down on the amount of duplicate data that needs to be transferred, which speeds up the process of making new files.

The fact that you regularly delete Apple Watch backups shows that you know how to handle your devices well.


  • How can I tell if the info on my Apple Watch is safe?

As soon as you set up sync, your Apple Watch info will be saved on your iPhone. For the backup to work, both devices must be close to each other. There is no need to do anything else.

  • Where on the iPhone do files of the Apple Watch live?

When you back up your iPhone to iCloud, your Apple Watch is also backed up along with it.

Let the cleanup begin!

So that’s it. It is easy to delete Apple Watch files and lighten your iPhone. May your Apple Watch and iPhone walk hand-in-hand into the future without having to worry about backups.

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