How to Delete iCloud Backup
There is no doubt that storing iCloud backups is useful, especially if you need to restore iPhone for some reason. Backups ensure that you don’t lose important files such as documents, photos, apps, etc. However, sometimes iCloud storage needs to be managed due to space issues, especially if you are on the 5GB plan. Luckily, you can delete old iCloud backups to free up iCloud space. This article will guide you through the steps to erase all iCloud backups on a wide range of devices.
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If you have an Apple device, you will notice that iCloud backs up all of your device data on a daily basis. But only if the device is turned on and connected to a working Wi-Fi network. If your iCloud storage is full, your Mac may be affected. It can significantly slow down performance, as well as freeze. To delete iCloud backups from Mac, follow these steps. Click on the Apple menu by pressing the Apple icon in the left corner of the screen. Select “System Preferences”. Sign in to your Apple ID. Log in if you haven’t already. Next, tap “Manage” in the lower right corner. Choose “Save”. Choose the backup you want to delete, then select the “Delete” icon (it looks like a minus sign). Click “Delete” in the pop-up window that appears. Tap “Done”. Repeat the steps to delete multiple backups.
On Windows, you can use the iCloud for Windows app to delete old iCloud backups. If you haven’t already installed iCloud on your PC, you can do so by visiting Apple’s website or Microsoft’s store. Once you’ve downloaded iCloud to your Windows PC, here’s how to delete backups to free up space. In the system tray, select the iCloud icon, then click “Open iCloud Settings”. Next to the bar showing the amount of storage space, tap the “Storage” button. Next, select “Backup” from the side tab that appears. From the list that appears, choose the backup you want to delete and press the “Delete” button. A confirmation pop-up window will appear. Click “Delete” again. Repeat the following steps to delete as many backups as you want from iCloud to free up space.
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Apple’s iCloud is the most widely used cloud service, most people use it for music. As a result, many tend to manage their iCloud storage directly from iPhone. You can delete unwanted iCloud backups on any device through your iPhone settings. From your home page, go to “Settings”. Tap your Apple ID profile at the top of the page. On the next screen, select iCloud from the list of options. Under the iCloud storage indicator, tap on “Manage Storage”. Then tap on “Save”. Choose the backup you want to delete. Tap “Delete Backup”. To confirm the action, choose “Disable and Delete” in the pop-up window that appears. Follow these steps again for any other backups you want to delete.
iPads are great for storing data. They’re small enough to use on the go, but big enough to see what you’re looking at or typing clearly. If deleting iCloud backup on iPhone was easy, doing it on iPad will be a piece of cake. Go to “Settings” from your home page. At the top of the page, select your Apple ID (next to your photo). Under the storage bar, tap on “Manage storage”. From the list of options, choose “Save”. Find the backup you want to delete. After selecting the backup, tap on “Delete Backup”. Confirm your action in the pop-up window that appears. Repeat these steps to free up as much iCloud space as possible.
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Free up iCloud space by deleting old backups
iCloud storage management is essential. By deleting unnecessary backups, you have more space for files. One of the best ways to manage iCloud storage is to regularly delete videos and photos, or at least copy them to your PC.