How to remove all apps and app data from iCloud

As you download many apps on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, storage in your device as well as in iCloud tends to low. Since the apps, app data, and cache data are syncing to the iCloud. Although the purchased app doesn’t take any space in the iCloud storage; however their data do. You can delete these apps and app data manually from iCloud in the settings of iOS and from Storage in desktop. You can also hide the apps from the ‘Purchased’ page.

How to remove apps and app data from iCloud on iOS

1.    Open your iOS device settings.

2.    Open ‘iCloud’ option.

3.    Sign in screen appear, if you aren’t already signed in.

4.    Enter your Apple account information to sign in.

5.    Tap on ‘Storage’ option.

6.    Tap on ‘Manage Storage.’

7.    List of apps using your iCloud storage with app data will appear.

8.    Under DOCUMENTS & DATA, tap on an app name to view its data.

9.    Tap ‘Edit’ text on the top.

10.    Tap ‘Delete’ button for the data you want to remove.

11.    Or, tap ‘Delete All’ option at the bottom to delete all the data of the app at once.

12.    Select another app and do the same for more apps.

13.    Tap ‘Manage Storage’ text at the top to manage more apps or backups.

14.    Tap on your device name under Backups to view backup data.

15.    Tap ‘Show App Apps’ option to view all the apps and their data.

16.    Disable the button for the app you don’t to backup.

Now, the app you disabled will not back up in the next iCloud backup. If you want to remove the backup data from the iCloud storage, tap ‘Delete Backup.’

How to remove apps and app data from iCloud on Mac

1.    Click the ‘Apple’ icon.

2.    Click ‘System Preferences’ in the Apple menu.

3.    Click ‘iCloud’.

4.    Click ‘Sign in,’ if you aren’t signed in.

5.    Enter your Apple account information to sign in.

6.    Click the ‘Manage’ button at the bottom-right corner.

7.    List of apps and backups stored in your iCloud will appear.

8.    Click on an app from the list to view its data.

9.    Select the data you want to remove from the data list.

10.    Press the ‘Cmd’ button and click on the data to select.

11.    Click ‘Delete’ button at the lower-right corner of the data list panel.

12.    Click ‘Done.’

The data you delete will get removed, and the storage will clear from iCloud storage. If you want to remove all the data of the app at once, click ‘Delete All.’

How to remove apps and app data from iCloud on Windows

1.    Click ‘Start.’

2.    And search for iCloud.

3.    Click on ‘iCloud’ to open it.

4.    Click ‘Account’ for sign in with your iCloud account.

5.    Enter your Apple account information to sign in.

6.    After sign in, click ‘Storage’ near the lower right side.

7.    List of apps and backups stored in your iCloud will appear.

8.    Click on an app from the list to view its data.

9.    Select the data you want to remove from the data list.

10.    Press ‘Ctrl’ button and click on the data to select.

11.    Click ‘Delete’ button at the lower-right corner of the data list panel.

12.    Click the ‘Delete’ button on the confirming prompt.

13.    Click ‘Done.’

The data you delete will remove, and the storage will clear from iCloud storage. If you want to remove all the data of the app at once, click ‘Delete All.’

How to hide an app from your Apple Account

1.    Open ‘App Store’.

2.    Tap ‘Updates/Purchased’ tab.

3.    Tap ‘My Purchased.’

4.    Swipe left on the app you want to hide.

5.    Tap ‘HIDE’.

That’s it! Hiding an app will not free up any space in iCloud. If you want to hide your purchased apps, you can use the above steps.

John Smith is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at : norton.com/setup

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