How to Delete Apps From iCloud

Remove apps from iCloud on iOS, Mac, and Windows

The Apple iCloud service stores your important files, photos, and other digital assets on Apple's servers. With your files stored in the cloud, you can access your files from anywhere. If you're running out of cloud storage space, 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 an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch:

  1. On the device's home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Go to the top of the Settings interface, then tap your name.

  3. Tap iCloud.

    iCloud in iPhone settings
  4. Tap Manage Storage.

  5. Tap Backups.

  6. A list of devices tied to your iCloud account appears. Tap the device containing the apps you wish to delete.

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

    Backups in iCloud Storage on an iPhone
  7. Tap Show All Apps.

  8. Turn off the toggle next to the app that you wish to delete from iCloud.

  9. A message appears near the bottom of the screen. The message asks if you want to turn off backups for the app and delete its related data from iCloud. Tap Turn Off & Delete to complete the process.

    Turning off app backups on an iPhone

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 upper-left corner of the screen.

  2. Select System Preferences.

    The System Preferences command under the Apple menu
  3. In the macOS System Preferences dialog, select Apple ID.

    The Apple ID heading in macOS System Preferences
  4. Enter your Apple ID and password if prompted. If two-factor authentification is set up, you are prompted to enter the verification code that was sent to one of your other devices.

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

    The Manage button
  6. Go to the left column, then select the app you want to delete.

    The iCloud Storage apps list
  7. Select Delete all Files to remove all files associated with the app from your iCloud.

    If you see a warning message, select Delete to complete the process.

    The Delete All Files button

How to Delete Apps From iCloud on Windows

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

  1. Open the iCloud desktop app, then enter your Apple ID and password if prompted. You may be prompted 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.

    The Storage button
  3. Select the app you want to delete. Then select Delete Documents and Data to remove all files from your iCloud Backup associated with the app.

    A warning message may appear at this point. If so, select Delete to complete the process.

    The Delete Documents and Data button