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.
How to View and Delete Old iPhone and iPad Backups in iCloud and Claim Free Space
- How to Delete an iCloud Backup on iPhone and iPad
- How to Delete iPhone and iPad Backups from iCloud on Mac
- Delete iPhone and iPad Backup from iCloud on Windows PC
Delete iCloud Backups from iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Open Settings app → Tap on Account Name.
Step #2. Tap on iCloud.
Step #3. Tap on Manage Storage.
Step #4. Tap on Backups.
Step #5. Next, tap on the backup you wish to delete.
Step #6. Tap on “Delete Backup.”
Delete iPhone and iPad Backups from iCloud on Mac
Step #1. Click on Apple menu on your Mac → System Preferences.
Step #2. Click on iCloud.
Step #3. Click on Manage.
Step #4. Now, click Backups and then select the iOS device which backup you want to delete.
Step #5. Click on Delete.
Step #6. Click on Delete again to confirm.
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.
Step #2. Now, click on Storage.
Step #3. Select Backup → Click on the iOS backup you wish to delete.
Step #4. Click on “Delete” and make sure to Confirm.
That’s all, mate!
Video: Delete iCloud Backups from iPhone, Mac, and Windows PC
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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