How to Delete Apps from iCloud?
iCloud storage can be of great help to you if you have the right storage plan for yourself according to your storage needs. It can help you backup your data, get access files and documents from your device and save your stress of using physical storage drives like flash disks that can crush or get lost anytime leading to loss of your data. However, after using iCloud storage service, you have a monthly subscription for a storage plan that will dictate how much space you are entitled to use or share in your Mac, PC, iPhone or iPad.
In the event that you foresee overcrowd of data and anticipate lack of space to save other important items in your iCloud, what do you do? Keeping in mind that usually you are given a 5GB space for storage on your iCloud, you may as well decide to upgrade your storage space to be able to store as much as you can or may need! But what if you are not in position to upgrade how can you empty your iCloud storage? You can decide to delete the apps that you don't need but their data still to be backed up and especially the ones that are always thirsty for storage space but have less value to you.
Step-by-step Guide on Deleting Apps from iCloud Backups
Step 1. Find and open "Settings" on your iPhone, or iPad, then locate iCloud here and tap on it.
Step 2. Tap the switches next to the apps you would like to turn off.
Step 3. Decide what to do with the existing app data which are either to Keep on My iPhone or delete from My iPhone to get rid of it.
Note: That process will have just helped you to remove backup plans for the apps that you do not require as much from the iCloud. It doesn't mean that your apps will be deleted. It only means that when you will restore your app you will have lost your data that has not been getting access to be backed up in the iCloud space.
Tips on deleting old iCloud backups
You may realize that your iCloud storage is becoming limited and that you need more space freed for your other more important things. Then you can delete the old iCloud backups to free up more space. To reach it, you need to find Manage storage option under the Settings > iCloud on your iDevice, then tap on the backup files you wish to delete, turn off the option and delete it from the pop-up menu.
Now, not only Apps, but also other data that you don't need are also deleted from your iCloud.
How to Upgrade or Downgrade Your iCloud Storage?
If you need to have more space in the iCloud for storing more data, you can choose to upgrade your iCloud storage. And if you feel that you have too much space and you don't need them at all, you can as well downgrade your iCloud storage as you like. The followings are the steps to upgrade or downgrade your iCloud storage for your reference.
- Directly find iCloud under the "Settings" on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap on "Storage" and choose "Buy" more storage, change storage plan or downgrade options, depending on which Storage plan you are subscribed to.
- After selecting the Storage plan that you like, you'll be required to login into your iCloud account to finish the whole process.