Daily Tip: How to delete iCloud backups from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
Running low on iCloud storage and wiCloud offers iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users a fantastic way to secure your personal data in the cloud. It makes everything a breeze if you have to restore a device or set up a new one. Just yype in your iCloud details and everything magically appears just how it was before you had the problem. Of course you only get 5GB of free storage, if you need more, you have to pay each month. Whilst this is not a problem for most, if you have multiple devices linked to one iCloud account and no longer use one or more of them, the iCloud backup may be taking up valuable space. Well there is a way to delete individual device backups in iCloud all from your iOS device. Read on and we will show you how.
- Open Settings
- Scroll down to iCloud and tap on it
- Scroll down to the bottom and tap on Storage and Backup
- Here you can see the storage being used and what is available
- Click on Manage Storage
- Here you will see a list of backups being held in iCloud, as you can see I have two iPhones. I had one replaced at the Apple Store last week so no longer need this backup.
- Click on the one you want to remove from iCloud
- Click on Delete Backup
- Click on Turn Off and Delete
- That’s it, that backup has now been removed and the space reclaimed in iCloud
Daily Tips range from beginner-level 101 to advanced-level ninjary. If you already know this tip, keep the link handy as a quick way to help a friend. If you have a tip of your own you’d like to suggest, add them to the comments or send them in to email@example.com.