Running out of iCloud storage space and don't want to increase your plan? Here's how to clear out old, unused documents in the cloud and free up space!

iCloud Drive lets you store your files on iCloud so you can access them from any iPhone, iPad, or Mac. It's incredibly convenient... unless and until you start running out of space! Apple only provides 5 GB for free and 1 TB maximum, and while higher capacities are cheaper than ever, if you don't want to pay more, you're going to have to clean some stuff out.

The truth is, we all collect some old, outdated, no-longer necessary files over time, but the good news is deleting them easy, and can really help free up your iCloud space.

How to delete files from iCloud

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap on iCloud.
  3. Choose Storage & Backup.
  4. Tap on Manage Storage.

  5. Tap on the app you want to manage.
  6. Swipe from right left to reveal the red Delete button on any item. (Or tap Edit at the top right to make multiple selection).
  7. Tap to confirm.