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How to Clear iCloud Drive Storage on iPhone or iPad


There are times when backing up your data to iCloud is not as simple as it could be. It can become stalled or prolonged, taking up to several hours. If there is not enough free space on your iCloud account, backing up your data may become sluggish or choppy. Therefore, it is recommended to delete any extra files that are eating up space in your iCloud Drive as soon as possible, if there are any. This article will walk you through clearing off the storage on your iPhone or iPad that iCloud Drive is using. So let’s get started:

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How to Clear iCloud Drive Storage on iPhone or iPad

1. Start the Files program, and when the menu displays, click the Browse tab to begin browsing your files.

2. After that, choose Locations from the menu, and after that, choose iCloud Drive from the list of available alternatives that appears.

How to Clear iCloud Drive Storage on iPhone or iPad

3. Click the More button placed in the screen’s top right corner to view any extra content. After that, press the Select button on your keyboard.

4. After choosing all the files and folders you no longer need, you should hit the Delete key on your computer.

How to Clear iCloud Drive Storage on iPhone or iPad

5. You need to delete the files from the folder labelled Recently Deleted, so head back to the Locations menu and do that again.

6. Select the “Recently Deleted” button to proceed. First, you will need to press the Delete option after you have made a selection of all of the products that you no longer want.


What is iCloud Drive in iPad storage?

iCloud Drive offers you safe access to all your documents across all of your Apple devices, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac and Windows computer. You will access iCloud Drive whenever you are signed in to

Why is my iCloud storage whole after deleting everything?

If you disabled iCloud Photos before deleting photos, it is possible that the photos were not removed from iCloud; in this case, you must delete them manually via the iCloud website. Ensure you check the ‘Recently Deleted’ folder in Photos to confirm that you have deleted everything from there as well because if you don’t, the Photos will continue to take up space even after you have deleted it.

Why does iCloud Drive use storage on iPhone?

It is usual for iCloud Drive to consume some of the available space on your device’s internal memory. This is because the information the user might want to view immediately is cached in iCloud Drive, so the user does not have to download the information again from scratch. On the other hand, this cached data typically gets removed automatically when there is insufficient space in a phone’s memory.

Is iCloud Drive storage?

You can use iCloud Drive to keep your files and folders up to date across all your devices, share files and folders with friends, family, or coworkers, and do a lot more. You are permitted to keep files in iCloud Drive so long as the total size of those files does not exceed 50 GB, and you do not go over your allotted iCloud storage space.

Will deleting iCloud storage delete everything?

Even if you delete an iCloud Backup, the data on either your old or new iPhone will remain intact. The backup in iCloud is the only thing that gets removed.

What is the difference between iCloud and iCloud Drive?

ICloud Drive is Apple’s answer to the popular Dropbox service. iCloud itself is a cloud storage service. Because it is hosted in the cloud, sharing all of the information on the drive is much simpler once iCloud Drive has been configured in the settings. Unlike Dropbox and Google Drive, its operation is somewhat distinct from those two services.