When you sign up for an iCloud account, you will automatically have 5GB of free storage. You can use that storage space for many purposes such as saving your photos , videos, or documents. In case you’ve already linked many devices to the same iCloud account but you’re not using some of them now, you can delete the backup of that device to regain a lot of valuable iCloud storage space for your Apple ID. So this will be helpful for users to clear out documents, turn off backup for apps, etc.
In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to delete old iCloud backups on iPhone or iPad
Steps to Get rid of Old iCloud Backups on iPhone or iPad
Step 1. Open Settings and then choose General
Step 2. Tap on Storage & iCloud Usage
Step 3. You now need to tap on Manage Storage under iCloud section
- Please notice that if you are now running iOS 10.3 or later, you need to tap on your profile and then tap on iCloud. Under the Backups section, you should see one or more devices where you have signed into iCloud.
Step 4. Once you are done, tap on the device name under Backup.
Step 5. Then, you need to tap on Delete Backup → tap Turn Off & Delete to confirm your action
It’s simple to setup, backup and forget all about it when you use many devices. When you change devices frequently, the backups of older devices remain intact even if you have already moved them to the new device. That can sometimes lead to a waste of a large amount of space from your iCloud storage. Hopefully this article can help you better manage your iCloud Storage.
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