How to Delete iCloud Backup

Delete iCloud Backup

As we all know, backup files to iCloud is a very popular and effective method to protect data from losing. When you delete or lose some important files by accident, you can recover backup from iCloud to computer or iPhone. But you only have 5GB free space of iCloud, actually, it is far from enough to back up all files. Therefore, you have to delete iCloud backup that are not important for you to free up more storage. So, when you meet such situation, what should you do to delete iCloud backup to clean space for other files that is important.

Part 1. What Is an iCloud Backup

iCloud backup can help iOS users to avoid losing data. But actually, you might not have much knowledge about iCloud. In fact, iCloud can help you a lot on iOS device such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc.

1. What Is iCloud and What Can iCloud Do

For iOS device users, iCloud is not strange. iCloud can help iOS device users to backup files every night when iPhone/iPad is connected to power and Wi-Fi. iCloud can help you to protect data on iPhone from losing. If you delete data by accident, you can restore those data from iCloud easily.

With 5GB free space, iCloud can automatically back up your photos, music, contacts, SMS messages and even documents on your iPhone. That is really convenient for iOS users about data. Just delete iCloud backup frequently in order to make sure there is enough space for the important files.

2. Space and Price about iCloud

For iOS user, iCloud offers 5GB free space to back up daily data, but usually, 5GB is far from enough to back up files increasing within time. If you are using iPhone, you must be warned that the iCloud space is not enough usually. So, you have to delete iCloud backup or pay money for more backup space.

Apart from frequently deleting iCloud backup when the 5GB space is not enough, you can also buy more iCloud space to back up daily data. Of course, you can go to buy different size of space depends on your needs.

Price of iCloud:

Space Size5GB50GB200GB2TB
PriceFree (included)$0.99/Month$2.99/Month$9.99/Month

As the article described, you can buy 50GB for yourself, if your family members are using iPhone, too, you can also buy larger space for them, it will be cheaper than you buy 50GB for yourself only.


Part 2. How to Delete iCloud Backup on iPhone/iPad

Sometimes, you do not want to buy more iCloud space or your data is really big. You can use a very common but effective way: delete iCloud backup. You might feel not good but it is really effective.

Actually, clean iCloud backup on iPhone or computer can make your iCloud backup clearer, you can clean up a lot of rubbish files if you delete iCloud backup on iPhone or computer regularly.

To delete iCloud backup on computer, you can use some professional software, iOS Data Backup & Restore is the best one you should never miss. It is really easy to use, with just one click, you can delete iCloud backup on computer. You can also use it to backup data to computer usually for protecting files.

Before you delete iCloud backup, you can use iCloud backup extractor to access and download the useful iCloud backup files to your computer.

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Key Features:

  • 1. Recover data on iPhone that have not backed up. Even recover data on broken iPhone.
  • 2. Before restoring backup data, you can preview and select file to recover, different with iTunes, you can recover single file or a part of backup. For keeping data and enlarging iPhone ROM space, you can use iOS Data Backup & Recovery to export iOS backup data to computer.
  • 3. When you want to restore backup to computer or iPhone, you can select data and recover them quickly. On the other hand, iOS Data Recovery supports multiple backup files (new and old are both OK).
  • 4. Allows you to delete backup on iCloud or iTunes, with just few steps, you can delete iCloud backup on iOS Data Backup & Recovery.
  • 5. Supports almost all files formats on iPhone, such as videos, music, contacts, g-mail, SMS messages, etc. It also supports both Windows and Mac.
  • 6. 100% security when it works, no data on device will lose. Now, let`s have a look at how iOS Data Backup & Recovery works to delete iCloud backup on computer.

How to Delete backup on computer

Step 1 Download and Install the program

Firstly, download and install iOS Data Backup & Recovery on your computer, you can download it on its official website: When installing finished, launch it directly on your computer.

Step 2 Sign into iCloud account

Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File" option on the interface. Now, enter your Apple ID and password as the software asks, and then you can enter your iCloud account and see all the backup files on the interface.

Step 3 Select and Delete iCloud Backup

Now, you can preview all backup files on iOS Data Backup & Recovery. Select the data you want to delete, you can also delete all iCloud backup now. By the way, if you backed up iPhone files on iTunes, you can also use iOS Data Backup & Recovery to recover or delete iTunes backup files.

Select and Delete Old iCloud Backup

For most of iOS device users, the biggest part of iCloud backup is your photos. Because almost everyone takes pictures every day, especially girls, so, you can delete some unimportant photos backup on iCloud to save space.

The above ways are focusing on deleting the whole data on iCloud backup. If you want to delete selective files on iCloud, just vist here: How to delete photos from iCloud.


For iOS users, iCloud backup is really common and popular, except automatically backing up data by iCloud itself, you can do a lot of things on iCloud, such as enlarge iCloud space and delete iCloud backup on iPhone or computer. Of course, you can also use some applications like iOS Data Backup & Recovery to operate iCloud or iTunes. For iOS users, more important thing is building up a good habit about data, cleaning up rubbish backup data usually can help you a lot.

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