How to Delete iCloud Backups from iPhone, Mac, and Windows PC – Free up iCloud space

Delete unnecessary iPhone and iPad backup from iCloud to free up the storage. Here's a detailed guide to help you do it using iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Windows PC. Let's check it out!

The free iCloud account gives merely 5GB of space; of course, you can always backup on Mac or Windows. But there too, it may become unorganized over the time, and you should regularly delete old iPhone and iPad backup from Mac and Windows. Coming back to iCloud, the iOS backs up application data that is completely irrelevant to us. If you are in such a situation, this guide will help you to delete iPhone or iPad backup from iCloud and free up iCloud space to use it for the good.

Just to let you know that once you delete the iCloud backup of any specific app, there’s literally no way to get it back. It’s a word of caution for you, delete only when you are more than a hundred percent sure that you don’t need that data in future. Now that you have been warned, let’s check out the tutorial.

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Quick Navigation:

Delete iCloud Backups from iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open Settings app → Tap on Account Name.

Tap on Settings Then Your Profile on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on iCloud.

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Tap on iCloud in iPhone Profile Settings

Step #3. Tap on Manage Storage.

Tap on Manage Storage in iCloud Settings on iPhone

Step #4. Tap on Backups.

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Tap on Backup in iCloud Storage on iPhone

Step #5. Next, tap on the backup you wish to delete.

Tap on iCloud Backup you Wish to Delete from iPhone

Step #6. Tap on “Delete Backup.”

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Delete iPhone and iPad iCloud Backup from iPhone

Delete iPhone and iPad Backups from iCloud on Mac

Step #1. Click on Apple menu on your Mac → System Preferences.

Click on System Preferences in macOS High Sierra

Step #2. Click on iCloud.

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Click on iCloud in Mac System Preferences

Step #3. Click on Manage.

Click on Manage in iCloud Settings on Mac

Step #4. Now, click Backups and then select the iOS device which backup you want to delete.

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Select iCloud Backup on Mac

Step #5. Click on Delete.

Delete iPhone or iPad Backup from iCloud on Mac

Step #6. Click on Delete again to confirm.

Delete iDevice Backup from iCloud on Mac

Delete iPhone and iPad Backup from iCloud on Windows PC

Step #1. Launch iCloud on your Windows PC. To do so, head over to Start Menu → All Apps → iCloud → Click on iCloud from the apps list.

Open iCloud App on Windows PC

Step #2. Now, click on Storage.

Click on Storage in iCloud on Windows PC

Step #3. Select Backup → Click on the iOS backup you wish to delete.

Select iCloud Backup on Windows PC

Step #4. Click on “Delete” and make sure to Confirm.

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That’s all, mate!

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Wrapping up…

So, these are the easiest ways to get rid of iOS backups from iCloud! Make sure to use these simple tricks to not let the precious storage get overboard by unnecessary files. Have any feedback? Feel free to share it with us.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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