1. Delete iCloud Storage at Once

From your iPhone’s home screen, navigate to your device’s “Settings”.

In your settings menu, tap on your name and then tap on the “iCloud”.

If your device is running iOS 11, tap on the “Manage Storage” and then proceed and tap on the “Backups” option. However, if your device runs iOS 10.3, you should tap on the “iCloud Storage” and then go ahead and tap on the “Manage Storage” option. Doing so will prompt the iCloud to show the device in which the backups are stored and the space left. 

Then, tap on the “Delete Backup” to clear the data from your iCloud account. It’s important to understand that deleting the backup stops the app from automatically backing up your data to iCloud. As such, you should turn on the feature manually to allow your iPhone or iPad back up data automatically.

After that, tap on the “Turn off & Delete” and the data will be deleted.

  1. Delete Photos and Videos from iCloud

Open your “Photos” app from the iPhone’s home screen.

After that, tap on the “Select” option located at the top screen.

After that, tap on all the photos and videos that you’d wish to delete. By doing that, you will see a checkmark added at the lower-right corner of every selected thumbnail.

Next, tap on the “trash bin” icon located on the lower right side of the screen. This prompts a confirmation message to appear on the screen.

Finally, tap on the “Delete” button. By doing that, all your selected items will get deleted from the iCloud library.

  1. Delete app data from iCloud storage

  • Open your iPhone’s “Settings.” You can also do the same when using an iPad.
  • After that, tap on your name located at the top of the “Setting” menu.
  • Next, tap on the “iCloud.” By doing that, a page with various iCloud options will open. Sign in when prompted to.
  • Disable automatic syncing of data to iCloud. You can do this by sliding the buttons next to the apps to off position.
  • Having done that, tap on the “Manage storage” located on the upper side of the page, above the list under the “iCloud” option. Doing that takes you to a list of various applications that use iCloud storage.
  • After that, you can tap on an app and view its data. If you still want to delete the data, tap on the “Delete data” option. Depending on the version of the app that you’re using, you can see a different option. Some of the options include “Documents & Data” or “Disable & Delete”. By clicking any of these options, a confirmation message should pop up on the screen.
  • Tap on the red “Delete” link located near the bottom of the screen. Now your unwanted data has been deleted. You can repeat the process with other apps and get the app’s data removed.

However,  have it in mind that the data that you delete will be removed from other devices synced with the same Apple ID. When through with one app, you can tap the back button to get back to the “iCloud Storage” page.

  • After that, tap on the “Backups” located in the menu to view a list of iCloud backups. When you tap at your phone, it will display a list of apps that you can back up with your iCloud.
  • Next, tap on the “Show All Apps” to view a list of all the local application data backed up in the iCloud. You should notice that each app data is listed under each application.
  • For every app that you no longer want to be backed to iCloud, slide the switch next to off position.
  • Finally, tap on the “Turn off & Delete” to delete the backed up data from the application and prevents it from backing up data to iCloud in the future. And that’s it.
  1. On Mac

Click on the Apple menu located at the top left corner of your screen, then click on the “System Preference” situated on the list.

After that, click on your Apple ID located on the upper side of the window. Having done that, a list of the apps compatible with the iCloud will appear on the right panel. Now, ensure you uncheck the box that corresponds to the app that you no longer want to sync to your iCloud account.

Next, click on the “iCloud” located on the left pane. Log in and verify your account when prompted to continue with the process.

Having done that, go ahead and click on the “Manage” option to get to a list of apps and backups available in your iCloud account storage. Select one of the apps that you want its data removed, and all its data will be displayed on in the right pane.

From the data list, select the items that you’d want to delete. To select many things at once, hold down the “⌘” command as you click on individual options.

When done doing that, click on the “Delete” button located on the lower-left corner of the pane.

Repeat the process for other apps, and you will be done.

  1. On Windows PC

If you’re already using iCloud for Windows, launch the iCloud app on your windows. However, if you do not have the iCloud application program installed, you can use the online iCloud or download it.

After that, click on the “Storage” view the items.

From the items listed, select “Backup”.

Select one of the backups and click on the “Delete” to permanently delete the backup from all your devices linked to the iCloud account.

If you’re sure that you want to turn off future backups and remove all the backups from that device in iCloud, tap on the “Delete” option when a pop-up message appears directing you to confirm your action. Also, it’s essential to understand that when you delete a backup from your iCloud, any future update is also turned off automatically.

Note: iCloud backup with be available for 180 days after you stop using the backups or disable it.

How do I free up space in iCloud?

To get rid of these files, open up iCloud from the Settings app (iOS) or System Preferences app (MacOS). Then click or tap Manage Backups to see all of the backups that are currently saved to your iCloud account. Delete the ones you don’t need any longer, and you’ll instantly free up storage space.

Can you permanently delete things from iCloud?

On iCloud.com, you can immediately and permanently remove files you deleted from iCloud Drive, iWork apps, or other apps within the last 30 days, whether you deleted them on iCloud.com or on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Windows computer.

How do I see what’s in my iCloud storage?

Check your iCloud storage on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  1. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud. The bar graph shows your overall storage usage.
  2. Tap Manage Storage for more details. Below the graph, you see a list of apps and features and how much iCloud storage they use.

How can I delete photos from iCloud storage?

To delete a photo or photos from iCloud, log in on iCloud.com, and go to Photos. Then, simply select all photos and press the trash icon. This is the same as using Photos on iPhone or Mac; you’ll need to go to your Recently Deleted folder to permanently delete everything.

Will deleting photos from iPhone delete from iCloud?

When you delete a photo or video from the Photos app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, it also deletes from your iCloud Photos and any other devices where you’re signed in to iCloud Photos.

Can I delete my photos after backing up to iCloud?

Usually, your iPhone automatically backs up to your iCloud account, and if you delete photos from your iPhone, they’ll also be deleted from your iCloud. To get around this, you can turn off iCloud photo sharing, sign in to a different iCloud account, or use a cloud server other than iCloud for photo sharing.

Do photos stay on iCloud forever?

The photos and videos that you delete on one device are deleted everywhere that you use iCloud Photos. Photos and videos stay in the Recently Deleted folder for 30 days before they’re deleted permanently.

How do I permanently delete photos from iPhone?

Here’s how to delete photos permanently:
  1. Open Photos and tap the Albums tab.
  2. Tap the Recently Deleted album, then tap Select.
  3. Tap the photos or videos that you want to delete or tap Delete All.
  4. Tap Delete again to confirm.

Why is iPhone storage full when I have iCloud?

The biggest thing that takes up storage is photos. If you’re running iOS 9 or later, then go to Settings -> iCloud -> Photos and enable iCloud Photo Library. Then, make sure optimize iPhone storage is checked. Also, delete any apps that you may not use.

Does buying iCloud storage free up space on iPhone?

When you set up iCloud, you automatically get 5GB of free storage. Depending on the size of your backup and the amount of content you keep in iCloud, you might run out of free space. You can make room when you buy more iCloud storage or when you delete content.

Is buying iCloud storage worth it?

iCloud Storage is one of the most misused and misunderstood features of the iPhone. I love Apple products, but there’s no other way to put this: In most cases, buying iCloud Storage is unnecessary and you should never pay for it.

Why is my storage full after deleting everything?

If you’ve deleted all the files you don’t need and you’re still receiving the “insufficient storage available” error message, you need to clear out Android’s cache. (If you are running Android Marshmallow or later, go to Settings, Apps, select an app, tap Storage and then choose Clear Cache.)

Does deleting pictures free up space?

If you’re still in need of additional storage wiggle room, check out your photo and video albums. Deleting duplicate photos will be a huge help – and you’re likely to have a lot, since it typically takes 10+ tries to get that perfect selfie. But the biggest space saver will be deleting video files.

Does deleting files free up space?

Available disk spaces does not increase after deleting files. When a file is deleted, the space used on the disk is not reclaimed until the file is truly erased. The trash (recycle bin on Windows) is actually a hidden folder located in each hard drive.

Can not free up storage space after deleting all photo?

Look at your Photos App Recently Deleted Album
  1. So go to Photos > Albums > Recently Deleted.
  2. Select all the photos and videos.
  3. Choose Delete All and delete them from there to truly free up your device’s storage.

How do I delete photos from iPhone when storage is full?

Where do permanently deleted photos go?

If you deleted an item and want it back, check your trash to see if it’s there.
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app .
  2. At the bottom, tap Library Trash .
  3. Touch and hold the photo or video you want to restore.
  4. At the bottom, tap Restore. The photo or video will be back: In your phone’s gallery app.

Why is my storage still full after deleting all my photos?

For android, go to your file manager and check what is occupying the space. It is most likely a lot of apps and files in Download folder. Try also deleting cache and all apps that you don’t use every week.