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Question: Don't see the option to delete backups from iCloud

Apple's support article does not address the issue where the user doesn't see the option to delete the backup. The backup is there, but tapping the backup doesn't do anything.


In my case, I have many iCloud backups that are taking up most of the 5 GB allotment.

iPhone 7 Plus, iOS 11.2

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Dec 10, 2017 4:55 PM in response to Confused_Canuck In response to Confused_Canuck

Are you referring to the instructions below from Manage your iCloud storage - Apple Support

iOS 10.3 or later:

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud.
  2. If you use iOS 11, tap Manage Storage > Backup. If you use iOS 10.3, tap iCloud Storage > Manage Storage.
  3. Tap the name of any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that's linked to your account.
  4. Tap Delete Backup > Turn Off & Delete.

iOS 10.2 or earlier:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage.
  2. Under iCloud, tap Manage Storage.
  3. Tap the name of your device.
  4. Tap Delete Backup > Turn Off & Delete.

When you delete a backup, it also turns off iCloud Backup of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Dec 10, 2017 4:55 PM

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