Steps to delete old iCloud backups on iPhone and Mac

49Backing up your iPhone’s data is one of the smartest things to do. In reality, Apple offers 5GB of free storage to iCloud users and much more if in case you decide to spend some cash. Basically, iCloud automatically backs up all of your iPhone’s data every day, thereby making it much easier to restore your device from backup when you first set up your new device or anything happens to your device.

One of the coolest things when it comes to iCloud backup is that you can easily access your data anywhere with internet connection. However, if you have your iPhone or iPad backed up on your PC, it’s best that you delete your old iCloud backups.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to delete old iCloud backup on your iPhone, iPad and Mac

  1. Steps to delete old iCloud backups on your iPhone and iPad

Step one: First off, you need to launch the Settings app from your home screen and tap on the Apple ID at the top

Step two: Next up, you are supposed to tap on iCloud and hit iCloud again under the Storage section. Once you are done, you simply need to tap on Manage Storage to proceed

Step three: Select the device that contains the backup you wish to delete. When it is done, tap on Delete Backup and tap on Turn off & Delete from the popup.

  1. Steps to delete old iCloud backups on your Mac

Step one: Head to the Dock and click on System Preferences to open it. After that, click iCloud and sign in with your Apple ID details if you have not already done so

Step two: Once you are done, you need to click on Manage located at the bottom-right corner and click Backups from the left menu

Step three: Select the backup you wish to delete and hit the Delete button

Step four: You now need to click Delete in the pop-up to confirm and click Done to complete the task.

Also read: Here are five benefits of jailbreaking iOS 10

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