Delete Old iPhone iCloud Backups To Free Up Space

Delete Old iPhone iCloud Backups To Free Up Space

Backing up your iPhone or iPad to iCloud is a good idea, but when you upgrade phones, you might end up with multiple backups, including ones you don’t need anymore. OS X Daily shows you how to delete them.

By default, iCloud backs up all your iOS devices. If you set up a device as new, or your don’t restore from an iCloud backup, you can end up with multiple backups of the same data, which takes up a lot of space. Thankfully, they’re easy to remove.

  1. Open Settings > Usage > Manage Storage
  2. You’ll see all your backups, select one you no longer need
  3. Tap Delete Backup to remove it from iCloud

Now, you should have a little more space on iCloud. Just make sure you keep around backups for any devices you still have and use.

How to Delete Old iCloud Backups on iPhone & iPad [OS X Daily]


  • I’ve often wondered why we don’t get extra iCloud space with every extra device we buy. Doesn’t need to be the full amount, but a gig or two would be nice.

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