1. iMore Question's Avatar
    How can I remove deleted iPad apps from my cloud to increase storage?
    11-17-2013 11:15 PM
  2. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to imore .. I will have instructions and pictures posted in 5 minutes ... Please consider joining the community as I capture the screen shots.
    11-17-2013 11:17 PM
  3. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Enter Settings and Select iCloud


    Select Storage & Backup


    Select Manage Storage


    Select the iCloud app storing documents


    Click on the Edit Button on the top right


    Delete away as needed :-)


    Good luck, and again welcome to iMore!
    11-17-2013 11:22 PM
  4. kvfaust's Avatar
    I joined the community. Thank you.

    These instructions helped up to the point of "Manage Storage" where I found the name of my iPad. At that point I'm stuck. I am trying to delete apps off my iPad that are stored on the cloud.
    11-17-2013 11:33 PM
  5. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Welcome kvfaust our newest member, thanks for joining ... Okay let's see did you look below your device name and see the list that say's documents & data? Any apps that are storing content in iCloud should be listed there. If you click on your iPad itself you can also delete it's backup and then simply back up your device again creating a new copy. Which apps are stuck?
    11-17-2013 11:36 PM
  6. kvfaust's Avatar
    No, there is not a list that says documents and data. I only see list of all the backups made for this iPad. I am a first grade teacher, and this is a student iPad that is linked with other iPads in our grade level. We are only using apps.
    11-18-2013 12:01 AM
  7. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Ahhh, for school iPads they are managed iPads, you will have to contact your network administrator to add or remove applications from managed devices ...
    11-18-2013 12:07 AM
  8. kvfaust's Avatar
    My goal is to increase the storage on my cloud. It states that I only have 714 MB left in storage. When I went to "Manage Storage", there is a list of about 30 backups. So I'm thinking that I should delete each of those and I will increase my storage!
    11-18-2013 12:08 AM
  9. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    You are 100% Correct, if freeing up storage is your goal just delete the unused backups
    11-18-2013 12:10 AM
  10. kvfaust's Avatar
    Our school district PCs are managed by our Network Administrator, but each grade level is responsible for managing their own iPads. We add and delete our own apps as a team. I've been deleting the apps we no longer use off the iPads. I just have figured out how to delete them off the cloud to increase our storage.

    By the way, thank you SO MUCH for all of your replies so far! I greatly appreciate it!
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    11-18-2013 12:17 AM
  11. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    You are very welcome, and again welcome to the community :-)
    11-18-2013 12:33 AM
  12. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Our school district PCs are managed by our Network Administrator, but each grade level is responsible for managing their own iPads. We add and delete our own apps as a team. I've been deleting the apps we no longer use off the iPads. I just have figured out how to delete them off the cloud to increase our storage.

    By the way, thank you SO MUCH for all of your replies so far! I greatly appreciate it!
    When you delete an app off of an iPad any data stored for that app in iCloud is automatically deleted.
    Are all of these school iPads using the same iCloud account? Because if so, the list of 30 backups you see is not 30 backups of the same device, but 1 backup per device.
    11-18-2013 12:56 PM
  13. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Karen is 100% right and you would have to check with the Network Admin and since your last post indicated that you are good to go there, This becomes very simple and Karen hit that too. Once you delete an app fro a device it will automatically remove itself from iCloud so that once you do your next iCloud backup and it does not see it on the Pad it will remove itself from the backup. Thank you for your question.
    11-18-2013 03:39 PM
  14. mariveda's Avatar
    Hello there,

    I have found this thread searching for the very same thing: removing apps from icloud. One is giving me trouble (it is about the airbnb app, it's not a good app for the ipad but I get notifications from the browser to download it again and again even if I already deleted it -so I cannot check the airbnb webpage in the browser either because it is sending me automatically to the app store to download it from the cloud.)
    I have tried your instructions but I also don't get the Documents and Apps, only the backups... In my case, this is a personal ipad, not depending on a school or a certain network. I use it at home and have not changed any configuration (would not know how anyway!)

    Please help, anyone knows how to do this? For reference, I have an ipad air, cellular, updated.
    Thanks!
    07-19-2014 07:11 PM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hello there,

    I have found this thread searching for the very same thing: removing apps from icloud.
    Your "apps" are not saved to iCloud, but the apps' data is.
    One is giving me trouble (it is about the airbnb app, it's not a good app for the ipad but I get notifications from the browser to download it again and again even if I already deleted it -so I cannot check the airbnb webpage in the browser either because it is sending me automatically to the app store to download it from the cloud.)
    I just went to that website via my iPhone 5 to book a stay for test purposes. I did NOT get notified to install the app, however, there was a typical option to install the app if I wanted to.
    I have tried your instructions but I also don't get the Documents and Apps, only the backups...
    What instructions?
    In my case, this is a personal ipad, not depending on a school or a certain network. I use it at home and have not changed any configuration (would not know how anyway!)
    Okay

    Please help, anyone knows how to do this? For reference, I have an ipad air, cellular, updated.
    Thanks!
    Being that you stated that you've already uninstalled the app, I'm not sure what you're asking or what the uninstalled app has to do with iCloud. With your iPad's browser, you should be able to login to the site you reference and go about your business.
    07-19-2014 07:26 PM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Deleted apps will be removed from iCloud when the next back up occurs. Or you can go to iCloud in Settings and toggle the app off, and it will be removed then. You can't download an app from iCloud. You can only download an app from the App Store or through iTunes. Your statement about the browser is confusing. Maybe you could explain better. Your browser has nothing to do with downloading apps. You will, however, be redirected at times to the App Store if you tap the wrong ad. I've done that. You just have to leave the App Store and go back where you were.


    Sent from from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    07-19-2014 09:56 PM
  17. Robert m miller's Avatar
    How can I remove appa from the cloud
    08-22-2014 12:32 PM
  18. vivaceallegro's Avatar
    Can somebody help me. I have ipad . And I use an app called 500px. It ia an app for photos. Problem is that app worked well until last update. I was not able to update it. It seems that only I have this problem. So I deleted app from my ipad and want to downloaded it again from app store. But I can not because app is still on icloud. And I can not delete it or download it. I have also try it trough settings, icloud, mage storage but this app is not on the list.
    So what to do. I can not download app from app store because I have it still on icloud. I can not download it because it seems it is corupted. I can not deleted because is not on the list in manage storage. What to do?

    Guys from 500px adviced me to contact apple help but there is no email. Seems tha I an only that have this problem. A bit frustrated.
    09-11-2014 12:08 PM
  19. Bonnie Ann's Avatar
    That's not true though, I deleted the Facebook app, turned off my iCloud backup, left it off for weeks, then went to check on re-downloading the app & it's still showing that it is on my iCloud. This is ridiculous - there should be an easy way to actually manage your apps & delete them - not just the icon on my iPhone screen.
    09-19-2014 11:47 AM
  20. Bonnie Ann's Avatar
    So, I want to delete some apps from my iCloud - I cannot. It is a personal iPhone 5S. I have turned iCloud off & back on since deletion & have had multiple updates/back ups since then & the app is still showing that it is on my iCloud.
    My phone only shows the backup & not the documents & data area.
    Please help.
    09-19-2014 11:49 AM
  21. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    That's not true though, I deleted the Facebook app, turned off my iCloud backup, left it off for weeks, then went to check on re-downloading the app & it's still showing that it is on my iCloud. This is ridiculous - there should be an easy way to actually manage your apps & delete them - not just the icon on my iPhone screen.
    You can delete apps from your device, but you cannot delete apps from your "account". They will always be available in the "purchased" section of the App Store and have a cloud icon next to them. You can, however, hide them from being displayed in the purchased section of the App Store. The instructions are found via the following link.

    support.apple.com/kb/ht4919
    09-19-2014 11:59 AM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    So, I want to delete some apps from my iCloud - I cannot. It is a personal iPhone 5S. I have turned iCloud off & back on since deletion & have had multiple updates/back ups since then & the app is still showing that it is on my iCloud.
    My phone only shows the backup & not the documents & data area.
    Please help.
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    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-19-2014 12:30 PM
  23. lelandbartlett27's Avatar
    Indeed help too. I've downloaded Dropbox on my iPhone 6. I deleted the app on my phone and want to re-download it. When I attempt to download the app from the App Store there is no download button but only an open button. I've deleted the app from my iCloud settings and still only an open button. Help?
    12-14-2015 11:06 AM

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