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Best Way to Delete Apps/ App Data from iCloud

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Tata Davis

September 7, 2016 (Updated: December 25, 2019)• Filed to: Erase iPhone

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With people downloading so many apps on their iPhone, space tends to fill up rather quickly. Since all the apps and their data is synced via iCloud, and the information stored in cache memory. While, you won’t find a lot of space being taken up, it can lead to useless information being saved on your iCloud account. Apple does not provide a direct delete feature to its users when it comes to deleting apps from iCloud, however, you can still hide them to manage your iCloud storage.

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How to Hide Unwanted Apps from iCloud

Hide Unwanted Apps:

Step 1. On your Mac or PC, open up iTunes.
Step 2. Go to "Account > Purchased" option and click on "Apps".
Step 3. You will see a history of all the apps downloaded or purchased.
Step 4. Place the mouse pointer over the app that you want to hide and click on “X” which will appear.
Step 5. Your app list will be updated and you can check it on your iPhone "App Store."

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Unhide apps:

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your computer.
Step 2. Go to "Account > View My Account." Enter your password and click on "View Account."
Step 3. Scroll to "iTunes in the Cloud". Then click "Manage" at the right side of "Hidden Purchases."
Step 4. Click Apps at the top. Find the apps you want to unhide and click "Unhide" under it.

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How to Delete Apps/App Data from iCloud (iOS 11 Supported)

You have to remember that all your data from the downloaded apps is going to be stored on iCloud. Sometimes, this can lead to inconvenience for the user as there private information can be integrated with the data from apps. It can pose a security risk and take up a lot of space as far as overall storage is concerned. Even if you have deleted the apps that you do not need anymore, the data from those will still remain with iCloud.

In order to simply delete the app data from iCloud (iOS 11) to manage your iCloud storage, you can:

Step 1. On your iPhone, go to Settings and Press iCloud.
Step 2. Then tap on Storage and then Manage Storage.
Step 3. Under "BACKUPS", click on your iPhone name.
Step 4. Some of the apps will be listed there. Click "Show All Apps" to see all the apps.
Step 5. Go to the app that you want to delete data from iCloud, scroll it to the left.

Step 6. Confirm the action by tapping on "Turn Off & Delete".

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This will turn off the backup of this app and also delete the app data from iCloud. It won't delete the apps from your iPhone.

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1-Click to Uninstall iPhone Apps in Bulk (iOS 11.3 Supported)

It is not very convenient to uninstall apps one-by-one on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch that has over 50 apps. iMyFone TunesMate make deleting bulk apps a reality.

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Detailed steps of uninstalling apps with TunesMate

Step 1: Launch iMyFone TunesMate on your PC and connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your PC with a USB cable.

Step 2: Click the Apps icon at the top of the interface to see all the apps on your iOS device.

Step 3: Mark the apps you would like to uninstall, and click on Uninstall from the top menu.

Step 4: Confirm your action by clicking Yes from the pop-up menu.

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Once you have completed these steps, then you have successfully deleted your iOS 11 apps. You can download its free version to have a try.

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