How to Delete iCloud Backup


June 16, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

iCloud is Apple’s cloud-based, content storage system for iOS devices, which will automatically back up all of the data on your iPhone, iPad or iPod every day as long as the device is connected to Wi-Fi, screen locked and plug into a power source.

However, Apple provides only 5GB of free storage for each iCloud ID. This is especially not enough for those users who use same iCloud account on multiple devices. Of course, you can purchase for more iCloud storage, but you surely don’t want to use it for a ton of backups that you really don’t need. So it’s a good idea to free up wasted space before paying for more.

If you have multiple devices that linked to the same iCloud account, but some of them you no longer use, you can free up iCloud storage space by deleting the entire iCloud backup for an iOS device. Now we will introduce how to remove old iCloud backup on your iOS device, let’s take iPhone for example.

1. How to Clear iCloud Storage on iPhone

On your iPhone, go to Settings – [Your name] – iCloudStorage (or Settings iCloud StorageManage Storage.

Choose the name of a device that you don’t use anymore. Then tap Delete Backup.

Please note that after you delete the iCloud backup, iCloud will stop backing up your device automatically from then on.

Manage iCloud Storage

2 .How to Delete iCloud Storage on Mac

On your Mac, select Apple Menu System PreferencesiCloudManage.

Click Backups on the left, choose an iOS device that you don’t need the iCloud backup on the right. Click Delete then.

If you don’t see any backups, your devices don’t have iCloud backups. For more information, see how to backup iPhone to iCloud.

iCloud Storage Full

3. How to Remove iCloud Backup on PC

Open iCloud control panel on your PC and find iCloud.

For Windows 10: Click Start menu - All apps - iCloud app.
For Windows 8.1: Choose Start screen, click the down arrow at the lower-left corner, and then choose iCloud app.
For Windows 8: Go to Start screen, and then click iCloud.
For Windows 7: Tab Start Menu - All Programs - iCloud folder - iCloud app.

Click Manage.

Choose Backups from the left list and select the iCloud backup on the right that you don’t need.

Click Delete and confirm your choice.

4. How to Remove iPhone/iPad Data with FoneLab

If you plan to sell the iOS devices, you should use FoneEraser for iOS, an iPhone data eraser, to help you clean up your device completely and permanently for free!

Free download and install the program onto your computer and then it will launch automatically once it finished.

Connect iOS Device

Plug your iPhone to the computer via USB cable, and enter passcode on your phone if it is locked. Tab Trust on device for iOS 7 or higher version.

Trust Your Computer

The software will soon detect your iPhone, if not, click the icon right behind Failed.

Detect Device

Select an erasing level (Low, Medium or High). High Level is recommended here.

Select Erase Mode

After your device is connected, click the Start button to begin erasing and then click Yes to confirm the procedure.

Click Start

Wait for the erasing process to complete.

Start Erasing

Except for iCloud, you can also back up your iOS device locally through iTunes. Better safe than sorry, right?

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