3 Ways to Delete iCloud Backup

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Myra Posted on Jun 05, 2017 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

We all know that the iCloud storage is only free with the first 5 GB. That's why you need to manage your iCloud storage carefully. One of the ways to manage your iCloud storage is to delete useless iCloud backups. You can learn 3 ways to make it in this article.

Part 1: How to delete an iCloud backup on Mac

1. Go to Apple menu and tap on "System Preferences".
2. Choose "iCloud" and tap on "Manage".
3. Tap on "Backups" on the left and select the iOS device of which you want to delete the backup.
4. Choose "Delete" to remove the iCloud backup.

Delete iCloud backups on Mac

Part 2: How to remove an iCloud backup on Windows PC

1. Launch iCloud for Windows on your PC.
2. Tap on "Storage".
3. Tap on "Backups" on the left and select the iOS device of which you want to delete the backup.
4. Tap on "Delete".

Remove iCloud backups on Windows PC

Instead of using computer, you can delete iCloud backups directly through your iOS device. If you delete iCloud backups from an iOS device, iCloud will stop backing up your iOS device automatically. You can use iTunes to back up your iOS device or manually switch on iCloud backup again. 

Part 3: How to delete an iCloud backup on iOS devices

1. Open "Settings" App and choose "iCloud".
2. Tap on "Manage Storage".
3. Select the device name and choose "Delete Backup".

Delete iCloud backups on iOS devices