Did you know that Apple provides up to 5GB of free storage? If you no longer need the data that you are saving in iCloud and want some extra space, then you can follow these steps to get rid of the information for good.

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  1. You will need to complete your login information on your iPhone or iPad. Select the Apple ID at the top right to ensure your name is on display.
  1. Tap on the iCloud option and then select “Manage Storage.”
  1. Tap on the Backup menu option. Then you can delete the backup with the command at the bottom of the screen. Once completed, you will want to tap “Turn Off and Delete.”
  1. If you are on your iMac, then there is a different series of commands that you will want to follow to delete data from iCloud.
  • Click on the iCloud option from System Preferences, and then sign in if necessary.
  • Choose the Backups option in the menu, which is on the left.
  • Then click on the Delete command on the bottom left, then confirm the request in the pop-up window.
  1. You might also want to delete unnecessary data within your apps without removing the entire option from your device. If you save emails in iCloud, then moving ones that you no longer need to the Trash can help to save space.

TIP: You may need to delete individual backups instead of selecting all of them on some Apple devices running older iOS versions.

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