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How to Cancel Your Apple iCloud Storage Subscription

Apple iCloud storage offers a free 5GB worth of storage once you set up iCloud (Apple ID Account) on your Apple device. The storage capacity of your iCloud is not limited to 5GB as there are options to upgrade and get more storage, although the upgrade will cost you. If you are thinking of changing your device (the product) or you no longer have a need for the large storage you subscribed for and you wish to cancel your subscription but don’t know-how. Whatever your reasons are for deciding to cancel your iCloud subscription, for today’s guide I’ll be showing you how to cancel your Apple iCloud storage subscription.

Apple iCloud storage lets you sync a wide range of data across all your Apple devices. You can save and sync your photos, videos, documents, and files, calendars, iCloud emails, notes, reminders, music, etc.

How it works is, once your iCloud is turned on, the data uploads to the cloud and becomes available on all your devices. Apple iCloud storage can also be used to back up your Apple device so that if the device is stolen, damaged, or upgraded, you’ll be able to recover all your files.

Asides from the many benefits you stand to gain from using Apple iCloud storage services, some people tend to cancel the subscription due to the fact that it’s not free (upgraded plans) and many other reasons.

One thing you should do before canceling your iCloud storage subscription is to ensure that you haven’t backed up more than 5GB of data on the iCloud to prevent loss of data. This check is carried out because once you cancel your subscription, Apple reverts your iCloud storage to 5GB. The upside is that once you cancel your Apple iCloud storage subscription you have a grace period of 30 days to delete contents on your iCloud storage and make data on it below the 5GB default storage space. Otherwise, after 30 days Apple will start deleting your iCloud data and once that is done there will be no way to recover lost data.

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How to Cancel Your Apple iCloud Storage Subscription

If you want to cancel your Apple iCloud storage subscription, there are several ways to go about it. You can cancel your Apple iCloud storage subscription from your mobile device, Mac, or Windows PC.

How to Cancel Your Apple iCloud Storage Subscription (

iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch)

To be able to cancel your Apple iCloud storage subscription using your mobile device (iPhone or iPad). Follow the set of instructions outlined below:

  • Open the Settings app on your mobile device.
  • Tap on the Account name, located at the top of your screen.
  • Tap on iCloud.

  • Under the iCloud storage bar, tap on Manage Storage.
  • Afterward, tap on Change Storage Plan.
  • Tap on Downgrade options and fill in your Apple ID and password if required.
  • Finally, tap on Free. But if you are just downgrading then you can select a cheaper option from the list.

With the above steps, you should be able to successfully cancel your Apple iCloud storage subscription using your iPhone or iPad device.

How to Cancel Your Apple iCloud Storage Subscription (Via A Mac Device)

To be able to cancel your Apple iCloud storage subscription using a Mac device. Follow the set of instructions outlined below:

  • Click on the Apple icon and then select System Preferences.
  • Click on Apple ID.

cancel your Apple iCloud storage subscription

  • Click on iCloud. Besides the iCloud bar, you’ll find Manage, click on it.
  • Next, click on Change Storage Plan.
  • Click on Downgrade options and fill in your Apple ID and password if required.
  • Finally, click on Free. But if you are just downgrading then you can select a cheaper option from the list.

With the above steps, you should be able to successfully cancel your Apple iCloud storage subscription using a Mac device.

How to Cancel Your Apple iCloud Storage Subscription (Via Windows PC)

Before you’ll be able to cancel your Apple iCloud storage subscription using your Windows PC, you have to download and install iCloud for Windows 10. For those using older versions of Windows, download the iCloud app from “apple.com”. Once you have the requirement ready on your PC, follow the steps below to be able to cancel your Apple iCloud storage subscription using your Windows PC.

  • Open the iCloud app on your Windows PC.
  • Click on Storage.

cancel your Apple iCloud storage subscription Windows

  • Click on Change Storage Plan.
  • Click on Downgrade options and fill in your Apple ID and password if required.
  • Finally, click on Free. But if you are just downgrading then you can select a cheaper option from the list.

With the above steps, you should be able to successfully cancel your Apple iCloud storage subscription using your Windows PC.

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