Reduce emails and texts storage space in iCloud

You can delete your old email messages from your iCloud account to free up some iCloud storage. If you don’t want to lose your email messages, then instead of deleting you can move them. This will free up iCloud storage and you’ll not lose your messages.

How to delete and manage iCloud account mail in iPhone or iPad

If your iCloud account is already set up in your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, you can access your iCloud emails in any of the mailboxes and delete from there.  After that, open the trash and empty it to free up space.

1.    Open any mailbox to access your iCloud message.

2.    Swipe left the message you want to delete.

3.    Tap ‘Trash’ to delete it.

4.    To delete all messages at once, tap ‘Edit.’

5.    Select ‘Delete All.’

How to delete and manage iCloud account mail in Mac

If you’re using your iCloud account in the Mail app of your Mac, then you can remove the emails directly from the app to free up iCloud storage.

1.    Open ‘Mail’ app in your Mac.

2.    Select the old or unnecessary messages to select and delete them.

3.    Now, go to ‘Mailbox.’

4.    Select and erase deleted messages.

5.    Then select your ‘iCloud account’ in the menu.

How to delete and manage iCloud account mail in Windows

Users using Outlook 2010 and 2016 for iCloud mail in their Windows computer can remove old and unnecessary messages directly from the app.

•    Open the ‘Outlook’ app on your computer.

•    Select and delete the messages you no longer need.

•    Restart the app.

The messages you delete from Outlook will remove permanently.

How to delete iCloud account mail from iCloud.com

In any of your device, you can open ‘iCloud.com’ and delete messages from your iCloud account.

From Computer:

1.    Go to ‘iCloud.com.’

2.    Sing In into iCloud.com.

3.    Go to ‘Mail.’

4.    Select and delete the messages you no longer need.

To remove the messages also from the trash: Open ‘Settings’ > Empty Trash.

How to delete your texts and attachments from Messages in iOS device

If you’re using Messages in iCloud, all of the messages and attachments you receive and send, consume your iCloud storage. You can delete these messages and attachments like files, photos, and videos to free up iCloud storage.

1.    Open your message conversation.

2.    Select the message or attachment you want to delete.

3.    Open ‘More’ option.

4.    Select ‘Delete’.

5.    Confirm with ‘Delete Message.’

If you want to delete the complete conversation, select ‘Delete All’ from the top corner > confirm with ‘Delete Conversation.’

To erase all the conversation, use the below steps:

1.    Go to your conversations.

2.    Swipe left the conversation to delete.

3.    Click ‘Delete.’

4.    Confirm it with ‘Delete.’

OR

1.    Open ‘Messages.’

2.    Click ‘Edit’ at the top.

3.    Click and select the conversations to delete.

4.    Click ‘Delete’ at the bottom.

How to delete your texts and attachments from Messages in Mac

Steps to delete messages and attachments:

1.    Open ‘Message’.

2.    Control-click to select the message or attachment to delete.

3.    Select ‘Delete’.

4.    Then click ‘Delete.’

To delete a complete conversation:

1.    Open ‘Messages.’

2.    Control-click to select a conversation to delete.

3.    Select ‘Delete Conversation.’

4.    Then click ‘Delete.’

That’s it! You can also delete unnecessary Voice Memos stored in Cloud to free up some more space.

Robella Wilson is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Robella has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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