How to cancel an iCloud storage plan in 3 ways and revert to the default storage or otherwise downgrade

Hinterhaus Productions/Getty ImagesThere are several ways to cancel an iCloud storage plan.
  • To cancel your iCloud storage plan, you can head to the “Manage Storage” menu on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Both PC and Mac computers will let you cancel your iCloud storage plan as well.
  • You can also downgrade your iCloud plan instead of cancelling it.
  • Once you cancel or downgrade your iCloud storage plan, some iCloud services might stop working.
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By default, Apple gives you 5 GB of iCloud storage space when you create an Apple ID account. If this isn’t enough, you can upgrade it for a monthly fee.

But if you ever want to cancel this upgraded plan and go back to the free 5 GB of storage, you can do that from your mobile device, Mac, or Windows PC.

Be careful, though: If you backed up more than 5 GB of data while on the upgraded plan, and then cancel it, iCloud may stop working. You might need to delete content from iCloud to clear enough room so iCloud services work again.

How to cancel an iCloud storage plan on an iPhone or iPad

1. Start the Settings app and tap your account name at the top of the screen.

2. Tap “iCloud.”

3. Under the iCloud storage bar, tap “Manage Storage.”

How to cancel your iCloud storage plan 1Dave Johnson/Business InsiderYou can downgrade to the free iCloud plan in Settings.

4. Tap “Change Storage Plan.”

5. Tap “Downgrade Options” and sign in with your Apple ID password if prompted.

6. Tap “Free” (or another cheaper option if you just want to downgrade) and confirm this is what you want to do.

How to cancel your iCloud storage plan 2Dave Johnson/Business InsiderYou can downgrade to the free plan, which cancels your paid subscription to iCloud.

How to cancel an iCloud storage plan on a Mac

1. Click the Apple icon in the top-left and then choose “System Preferences…”

2. Click “Apple ID.”

3. Click “iCloud” and then beside the iCloud bar, click “Manage.”

How to cancel your iCloud storage plan 3Dave Johnson/Business InsiderClick ‘Manage’ to get to the iCloud storage plans.

4. Click “Change Storage Plan.”

5. Click “Downgrade Options” and sign in with your Apple ID password if prompted.

How to cancel your iCloud storage plan 4Dave Johnson/Business InsiderClick ‘Downgrade Options’ to cancel your plan (or just switch to a less costly plan).

6. Click “Free” (or another cheaper option if you just want to downgrade) and confirm this is what you want to do.

How to cancel an iCloud storage plan on a PC

1. If you haven’t already, download and install iCloud for Windows 10. If you’re using an older version of Windows, get the iCloud app from Apple.com.

2. Start the iCloud app and click “Storage.”

How to cancel your iCloud storage plan 5Dave Johnson/Business InsiderStart the process to cancel your iCloud plan by clicking ‘Storage.’

3. Click “Change Storage Plan”

4. Click “Downgrade Options” and sign in with your Apple ID password if prompted.

5. Click “Free” (or another cheaper option if you just want to downgrade) and confirm this is what you want to do.

How to cancel your iCloud storage plan 6Dave Johnson/Business InsiderSelect the free plan to cancel your iCloud subscription.

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