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How to Delete Documents From iCloud


Documents and data stored in your iCloud can add up very quickly and you will need to clean your iCloud storage as this wastes your storage space on all your Apple devices. In this post you will learn how to delete the documents and the data in your iCloud so that your Apple devices function efficiently.

You should however be aware and make sure that you are not deleting something you might need. You can delete the data for those applications that you no longer use or those documents that you will not need in the future.

How to Delete Documents and Data from iOS devices:

The easiest way to clean your iPhone or iPad or iPod touch is to delete the documents directly on these devices.

Step 1: Select Settings and under this select ‘iCloud’. From the drop down menu select ‘Storage’ and then select ‘Manage Storage’.

Step 2: Now you will see ‘Documents & Data’. Select ‘Show All’ under ‘Documents & Data’. So now you will see a list of apps that you have on your phone. The list is in the order of the heaviest apps to the lightest ones. You will also see how much space each application uses.

Step 3: Click on the application whose documents and data you want to delete from your iCloud. Now select the ‘Edit’ button which is in the corner.

Step 4: Now select ‘Delete All’ and select ‘Delete All’ in the dialogue box that appears to reconfirm. Now all the documents and data will be instantly deleted from the iCloud.

How to Delete Documents and Data from Mac:

You can access the documents and Data from your Mac as well.

Step 1: On your Mac select ‘System Preferences’ and then select ‘iCloud’.

Step 2: Click on Manage which will be located  in the lower right corner of the window.

Step 3: Select the application whose documents and data you want to delete from the left column.

Step 4: Click the ‘Delete Documents and Data’ option. Then select ‘Delete’ to reconfirm this action.

Step 5: Repeat the process for any and all applications you want to clean from your iCloud storage.

Note: If you have mounted iCloud Drive on your Mac you can manage your files from there as well.

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