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How to Delete Unwanted Apps from iCloud

iCloud offers a great way to store your important photos, contacts, messages and other files of iPhone/iPad. But it is not unlimited in space, therefore, you may need to remove some data to free up space in your iCloud.

The apps you download from the App Store are not stored in iCloud, but they will use iCloud to save data and documents. All of the data can take up a lot of space. Then it is a good idea to delete unused or unwanted apps from iCloud if you need more space.

In this article, we are going to show you how to delete apps from iCloud using an iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows PC. You will also learn an effective way to backup app data before deleting. Let's check out.

Part 1. How to Delete Apps from iCloud on iPhone/iPad

To delete unwanted apps from iCloud on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Settings on your iPhone/iPad and then tap on your name at the top.
  2. Tap iCloud > Manage Storage to open the iCloud Storage Settings.
  3. Tap Backups and you should see all the devices that are connected to this iCloud account. Here, choose the device with the apps you want to delete. You may need to repeat the process if you need to remove apps on more than one device.
  4. Click on Show All Apps under the Choose Data to Back Up section, Then find the app you want to delete and toggle the switch next to it.
  5. A popup message will ask if you would like to turn off backups for the selected app and delete its related backup. Click on Turn Off & Delete and the app will be removed from iCloud.

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Part 2. How to Delete Apps from iCloud on macOS

To delete the apps from iCloud on your Mac computer, follow these simple steps:

  1. Begin by clicking on the Apple menu at the upper left corner of the screen and then select System Preferences in the drop-down options.
  2. In the dialogue box that appears, click on the iCloud icon. You will be asked to enter your Apple ID and password to sign in. Also, you may be asked for a verification code if you set up the two-factor authentication feature.
  3. In the main iCloud window, click Manage and then find the app you would like to delete. Just click on it to select it.
  4. Click on Delete Documents and Data to remove all files and data linked with the app. In the warning message that appears, tap Delete to confirm the action.

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Part 3. How to Delete Apps from iCloud on Windows

If you are using iCloud on Windows, here's how to delete Apps from your iCloud account:

  1. Launch the iCloud app on your PC and sign in with your Apple ID and password when asked. You may also need to enter the verification code if you have set up two-factor authentication.
  2. In the main iCloud page, select Storage in the lower right corner of the window.
  3. Locate the app you want to delete in the Manage Storage screen and select it
  4. Click on the Delete Documents and Data button to remove all files from your iCloud backup that are associated with the app. Click Delete in the warning message that appears and the process will be complete.

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Part 4. How to Backup App Data Before Deleting

It is always a good idea to backup all your data before attempting any invasive processes like the ones described above. But it may be that you don't have adequate space in iCloud to perform the backup before deleting some of the data.

If this is the case, we recommend using FoneGeek iOS Data Backup & Restore to create a backup of all the data on your iPhone/iPad to the computer in one click. The backup created using this tool is accessible and can easily be restored to the device whenever you need.

The following are just some of the features that make FoneGeek iOS Data Backup & Restore the best tool for the job:

  • Allows you to backup data on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in one click, without overwriting the old backup files.
  • Supports almost all iOS data including contacts, messages, call history, photos, videos, notes, and app data like WhatsApp, Messenger, Viber, Kik, etc.
  • You can preview the contents in the backup before restoring it to the device, allowing you to recover what you need only.
  • You are able to preview and selectively restore data from iCloud or iTunes backups.
  • The program supports all iOS devices and iOS versions, including iPhone 14/13/12 models and iOS 16/15.


Download and install FoneGeek iOS Data Backup & Restore tool on to your computer, then follow the simple steps below to backup app data on your iPhone/iPad:

Step 1: Launch the program after successful installation and select Backup & Restore from the options to begin the backup process.

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Step 2: Now connect the iPhone/iPad to the computer using the lightning cable, the program should detect the device automatically.


Step 3: You should see a list of the data that you can backup using this program. You can change the backup location by clicking on the folder next to Backup Path before clicking on Backup to continue.

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Step 4: Depending on the amount of data on the device, the process will take some time. Ensure that the device remains connected to the computer until the process is complete.

Once the backup is complete, the program will notify you and you can go to the location of the backup folder to view the backup files. Keep in mind that you can also use the same tool to restore the backup to your device when you need to.


That's how to delete apps from your iCloud account on different devices. As always, we love to hear from you. Let us know in the comments section below if you were able to delete the apps. Any questions regarding this issue or any other related issue are also welcome.

Fay J. Melton

Fay J. Melton has explored the area of technology and software for more than 5 years and he is enthusiastic about helping users solve various technology issues.

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