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Vinod Menon
Vinod Menon, Mac Support Specialist
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How can I delete from my iCloud?

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How can I delete from my iCloud?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Vinod Menon replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I am Vinod. I will try my best to help you resolve this issue.
What do you want to delete from icloud?
Thank You
Vinod
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I would like to delete photos ext. as I am paying for space.
Expert:  Vinod Menon replied 2 years ago.
Thank you, Frances.
Let's first check some settings.
On your ipad, if you go to settings > icloud > photos, is "icloud photo library" turned on?
Also, if you go to the following website
www.icloud.com
and sign in with your icloud id and password, do you have a "photos" app listed there?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
iCloud libary not turned on.
Expert:  Vinod Menon replied 2 years ago.
If icloud photo library is not turned on, then the photos are not getting saved to icloud. So deleting photos will not increase space in your icloud account.
On your ipad, go to settings > icloud > storage.
What is the "total" and "available" storage listed there?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
170GB
Expert:  Vinod Menon replied 2 years ago.
Thank you. 170GB is a huge amount of space.
Deleting photos will not delete anything from the icloud storage (as they are not currently saved to the cloud).
To free up space on icloud, you can delete any of the contacts, calendars, mail, documents etc from icloud by going to the following website from your computer.
www.icloud.com
Also, on your ipad, if you go to settings > icloud > storage > manage storage, you can find what apps/documents are taking most space in the cloud.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you find any difficulty.