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.
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.
Step #2. Next, you need to tap on iCloud Drive.
Step #3. Now, scroll down the list to find the app which you don’t want to access iCloud Drive → Toggle off the switch next to the app.
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.
Step #3. Next, click on iCloud.
Step #4. Now, you need to click on Options which is next to iCloud Drive.
Step #5. Uncheck the apps which you don’t want to have access to iCloud Drive.
Step #6. Finally, click on Done to confirm the change.
That’s it! If you ever decide to allow the access, simply follow these steps and check the app.