How to Delete Apps From iCloud

Remove apps from iCloud on iOS, Mac, and Windows

Apple's iCloud service stores your important files, photos, and other digital assets on Apple's servers so that you can access them from anywhere. If you're running out of cloud storage space, you can delete apps from your iCloud to make room for more content.

Instructions in this article apply to iCloud for iOS devices as well as Windows and Mac computers.

How to Delete an App From iCloud on iOS

To delete apps from iCloud on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch:

  1. Tap Settings on your device's home screen.

  2. Tap your name at the top of the Settings interface.

  3. Tap iCloud.

  4. Tap Manage Storage.

  5. Tap Backups.

  6. You'll see a list of all devices tied to your iCloud account. Tap the device containing the apps you wish to delete.

    If you want to delete iCloud apps from more than one device, you'll need to repeat these steps accordingly.

  7. Tap Show All Apps.

  8. Tap the toggle next to the name of the app that you wish to delete from iCloud.

  9. A message will appear towards the bottom of the screen, asking if you want to turn off backups for this particular app and delete its related data from iCloud. Tap Turn Off & Delete to complete the process.

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How to Delete Apps From iCloud on Mac

If you want to delete apps from iCloud on macOS, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Apple icon in the top-left corner of the screen.

  2. Select System Preferences from the drop-down menu.

  3. Select the iCloud icon from the macOS System Preferences dialog.

  4. Enter your Apple ID and password if prompted. If you have two-factor authentification set up, you may also be asked to enter a verification code that was sent to one of your other devices.

  5. Select Manage in the lower-right corner of the iCloud interface.

  6. Select the app you want to delete.

  7. Select Delete Documents and Data to remove all files associated with the app from your iCloud. If you see a warning message, select Delete to complete the process.

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How to Delete Apps From iCloud on Windows

It's also possible to delete apps from iCloud on a Windows PC:

  1. Launch the iCloud desktop app and enter your Apple ID and password if prompted. You may also be asked to enter a verification code that was sent to one of your other devices.

  2. Select Storage in the lower-right corner of the iCloud interface.

  3. Select the app you want to delete in the left menu pane, then select Delete Documents and Data to remove all files from your iCloud Backup associated with the app in question. A warning message may appear at this point. If so, select Delete to complete the process.

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