How to Delete iCloud Backups on Computer and iOS Devices

How to delete iCloud backups on computer? How to delete iCloud backups on iOS devices? Find answers in this post and follow the steps to delete useless iCloud backups.

Joy Taylor Posted on: Nov. 22, 2019, Last Updated: Nov. 22, 2019

Have you encountered that some notifications keep saying: you are running out of iCloud storage result from you back up several iOS devices in iCloud with the same Apple ID? How can you solve it, deleting some iCloud backups or upgrading iCloud storage?

It comes to solving the problem of running out of iCloud storage, undoubtedly, paying money to upgrade storage is a nice choice, but it isn’t the best option for most people. Normally people tend to manage iCloud storage better to spare some space instead of purchasing more storage, so for most people deleting old and useless backups is the best choice.

Therefore, we will discuss how to delete iCloud backups on computer and iOS devices so that you can easily make it in minutes.

How to Delete iCloud Backups on Computer?

For Mac Users:

Step 1: On your Mac, choose Apple menu > Click System Preference > Click iCloud > Click Manage at the bottom of iCloud Interface > Click Backups on the left > Select the backups you want to delete on the right > Click Delete > Confirm.

How to Delete iCloud Backups on Mac

How to Delete iCloud Backups on Mac

For Windows Users:

Choose Start menu > All Programs > Select iCloud Folder > Launch iCloud by clicking the iCloud icon > Click Manage on the iCloud Control Panel.

How to Delete iCloud Backups on PC

How to Delete iCloud Backups on PC

Step 2: Click Backups on the left of iCloud Storage Interface > Select the backups you don’t need on the right > Then click Delete > Finally, Confirm.

How to Delete iCloud Backup on PC

How to Delete iCloud Backup on PC

How to Delete iCloud Backups on iOS Devices?

Steps: Go to Setting > Select iCloud > Select Storage & Backup > Tap the name of an iOS device’s backups you want to delete > Tap Delete Backup.

Delete iCloud Backups on iOS Device

Delete iCloud Backups on iOS Device

Note:

  • Deleting some iOS device’s backup from iCloud, this not only means deleting this device’s backups, but also means iCloud will automatically stop backing up this device. But you still can backup this device with iTunes or turn on backup again on iOS device (go to Setting > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Turn on Backup).
  • You will be notified if you try to delete some backup in use and you can try it again after 48 hours.
  • ICloud just stores last three backups, so the old backups will be deleted automatically.
  • If some iOS device hasn’t backed up to iCloud for 180 days or longer, Apple Inc. has the right to delete the backups associated to this device.

If you also back up your iPhone or iPad with iTunes, you may like: How to Delete iTunes Backup >

With this tutorial, you can easily delete useless backups from iCloud and just keep the valuable and latest backup so that you can selectively restore your device with PhoneRescue.

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Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.