“Like other iPhone user, i always sync my iPhone data to iCloud to keep them safe, but now my iCloud storage space seems to be full, so i want to delete some old backups on iCloud, anyone can help me with it?”
To free up our iCloud storage space and backup more useful iPhone data, we may need to delete some old iPhone backups on iCloud. Now from this article, we’ll focus on show you two methods to delete your old iPhone backups on iCloud.
Delete Old iPhone Backups from iCloud on iPhone
Delete Old iPhone Backups from iCloud on Mac
How to Delete Old iPhone Backups from iCloud on iPhone
Firstly, we’ll see how to delete old iPhone backups from iCloud on iPhone, see below steps.
1.Open your iPhone, go to Setting and click your Apple ID at the top of your page, then scroll down, find and click “iCloud” option.
2.Now tap on “Manage Storage” in the new page, and click “Backup”, then you can see your backup files with devices.
3.Find the backup of related device you need to delete, then it will show us details of like last backup, backup size ect. Also you can see different apps to choose backup to backup.
4.Scroll down it and find option “Delete Backup”, tap on it to delete your iPhone backup.
How to Delete Old iPhone Backups on iCloud from Mac
Now we’ll see how to delete your old iPhone backup on iCloud from Mac, see below steps.
1.Open your Mac, click Apple image icon at the left top corner, and click “System Preference”.
2.Then find and click “iCloud” in the new interface, and input the Apple ID and password when it needs.
3.Now click “Manage” button and enter the new page, tap on “Backups” on the left side bar.
4.Then you can choose the backup files you need to delete by clicking “Delete” at the left bottom corner. And confirm with “Delete”.
Now your old iPhone data backup will be deleted.
View iCloud Backup Files Directly
When you want to view your iCloud backup files directly and selectively without restoring them, you can come to iRefone for help.
is a professional iOS data recovery software, it can recover as well as backup more than 16 kinds of files, including contacts, notes, messages, photos, reminders, calendars, call history, WeChat messages ect. Also it can help us extract data from iTunes and iCloud selectively without erasing all content and settings.
Now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.
Step 1. Run iRefone, choose “Recover from iCloud Backup”, log in it with your Apple ID and password.
Step 2. when log in, all your backup files on iCloud will show up. Find the one you need, click “Download” at the end of the files you need.
Step 3. After downloading, new interface with many data icon and media icon will show up. Find and click “Message” icon for example, and it will be scanned by the software.
Step 4. After scanning, you can preview messages you need. And when you need to restore them, tap on “Recover to PC” or “Recover to Device” will be ok.