How do I permanently delete 'purgeable space' on my Mac? I use osSierra

Created at: 2021-03-06 13:31:30
Questioner General

I want to backup my iPhone in order to install said backup on my new iPhone arriving next week. Now there are 'Purgeable files' on my Mac leaving too little space to backup my iPhone. I have no idea how to permanently delete said Purgeable files (seen under Storage after clicking on the Apple icon and the About this Mac ... PLEASE HELP?

Answer #1:

By: Lauriane Roberts

I want to backup my iPhone in order to install said backup on my new iPhone arriving next week. Now there are 'Purgeable files' on my Mac leaving too little space to backup my iPhone. I have no idea how to permanently delete said Purgeable files (seen under Storage after clicking on the Apple icon and the About this Mac ... PLEASE HELP?

Answer #2:

By: Baylee Lindgren Sr.

Hi Chris,



Welcome to the Apple Support Communities!



We understand that you need some help to free up space on your Mac so that you can back up your iPhone. Here's a handy resource which will show you how to free up space on your Mac: How to free up storage space on your Mac



We hope this helps.



Cheers!