Delete apps via Launchpad. Still, I prefer deleting apps via Launchpad because it’s more fun. Open Launchpad from your Dock. Now, press the Command key and hold any app icon until they start shaking. You will see the X symbol above the icon — click it to delete the app. Delete your unseen apps. That was easy but here’s the deal.
Deleting a duplicate file frees up only the space required by any data you might have added to the duplicate. If you no longer need any copies of the file, you can recover all of the storage space by deleting both the duplicate and the original file. If you're using a pro app and Optimize Mac Storage, learn how to make sure that your projects are always on your Mac and able to access their files. To free up that space go into the album, make sure there’s nothing you need to keep and select and delete the lot. If you’re really struggling for space you can turn off iCloud Photos altogether. Free up some much-needed space on your Mac and delete as many of these old download files as possible, and remember to come back and tidy it up every few months. CleanMyMac can help for sure. But also, consider switching your email client to Unibox, which automatically reduces excessive downloads.© Westend61/Getty Images It's easy to remove apps from your iCloud storage library. Westend61/Getty Images
3. Tap 'Backups.'
4. On the Backups page, you'll see the list of your Apple mobile devices. Tap the name of the device you are currently using.© Dave Johnson/Business Insider Be sure you choose the device you're currently holding in your hand, because you can't use this page to delete apps on a different device. Dave Johnson/Business Insider
5. After a moment you should see a short list of apps appear in the 'Choose Data to Back Up' section. These are the five apps which take up the most space on iCloud. Tap 'Show All Apps' to see all the apps installed on your device.
6. To delete an app, swipe its button to the left and then confirm by tapping 'Turn Off & Delete' in the pop-up window.© Dave Johnson/Business Insider You can save storage space by not backing up some apps. Dave Johnson/Business Insider
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Your Mac can also use iCloud for storing some apps.
1. Click the Apple icon at the top left of your desktop and choose 'System Preferences' in the dropdown menu.
2. In the Preferences window, select 'Apple ID.' Enter your Apple ID password if necessary.
3. To the right of the iCloud Storage bar at the bottom of the window, click 'Manage...'
4. In the pop-up window, click the app you want to delete from the pane on the left and then follow the directions in the main pane. In most cases, you can click 'Turn Off and Delete,' though in some cases you might need to take other steps, such as deleting files in Finder.© Dave Johnson/Business Insider You can use the Apple ID app in your Mac's System Preferences to delete apps from iCloud. Dave Johnson/Business Insider
1. To delete apps and their data using Windows, you'll need to download and install iCloud for Windows 10. If you are using an older version of Windows, get the iCloud app from Apple.com.
2. Start the iCloud app and then click 'Storage' to the right of your iCloud storage bar.
3. In the pop-up window, click the app you want to delete from the pane on the left and then follow the directions in the main pane. Most apps will have an option to 'Delete Documents and Data,' while other apps might provide different instructions.© Dave Johnson/Business Insider You can save some space in iCloud by deleting apps from Windows. Dave Johnson/Business Insider