A number of apps are designed to save and sync data seamlessly across iDevices using iCloud Drive. As a result, you can access your data from any device with ease. Better still, you don’t have to worry about losing your data in case your handset is lost.

Considering how valuable iCloud storage is, it’s advisable to control apps from accessing iCloud Drive. To me, one of the best tricks to manage iCloud storage is to allow only certain apps to work with iCloud Drive.

How to Stop Apps from Accessing iCloud Drive in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

You can easily control which apps have access to iCloud Drive both on your iPhone and Mac. Let’s sail through to check out!

Note: If you stop apps from working with iCloud Drive, they will store data locally on your iPhone/Mac.

How to Control Which Apps Which Apps have Access to iCloud Drive in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Scroll down and tap on iCloud.

Tap on Settings then iCloud on iPhone

Step #2. Next, you need to tap on iCloud Drive.

Tap on iCloud Drive in iPhone Settings

Step #3. Now, scroll down the list to find the app which you don’t want to access iCloud DriveToggle off the switch next to the app.

Stop Apps from iCloud Access on iPhone

If you ever happen to change your mind, simply follow all the steps mentioned above and turn on the switch.

How to Prevent Apps from Accessing iCloud Drive in macOS Sierra

Step #1. First up, you have to click on the Apple icon located at the top left corner of your Mac → Click on System Preferences.

Click on System Preferences in macOS Sierra on Mac

Step #3. Next, click on iCloud.

Click on iCloud in macOS Sierra System Preferences

Step #4. Now, you need to click on Options which is next to iCloud Drive.

Click on iCloud Drive Options in macOS Sierra

Step #5. Uncheck the apps which you don’t want to have access to iCloud Drive.

Prevent Apps from iCloud Drive in macOS Sierra

Step #6. Finally, click on Done to confirm the change.

Stop Apps from iCloud Drive in macOS Sierra

That’s it! If you ever decide to allow the access, simply follow these steps and check the app.

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