Apple iCloud online backup service does work to take backup of iOS device Apps including iCloud Photos library, Mail, Contacts, iCloud keychain, iCloud Drive and more. The server keeps data in a secure way as well accessible on same Apple ID and passcode, wherever the user wants through Online. Apple’s 5GB of free iCloud storage plan is very flexible to downgrade and upgrade iCloud storage. Still, you have hire-tire iCloud storage plan, and you seems that the Apple Free Storage plan is enough for you. Then you can do cancel iCloud billing, for that, you will have to go with the icloud free plan. Our below mentioned guide would help you to Downgrade iCloud Storage Plan. And yeah, you guys, you can do this on Apple iOS, Mac or Windows PC. If you are having one of them, let’s go down and get started to do.
Here given steps will show you just an example of how to go from purchased iCloud Storage to free 5GB of Space. Even though, also very easy to understand to decrease from 2TB to 1TB, from 200GB to 50GB and or relevant. Downgrade process will take effects after your current annual, or monthly iCloud subscription ends.
Key Points of effects after iCloud Storage Downgrade or to Free
→According to Apple, if you downgrade, cancel, or don’t renew iCloud storage plan. And your content exceeds the storage you have available.
→New photos and videos won’t upload to iCloud Photo Library.
→ iOS device stop backing up to iCloud.
→Your iCloud relevant Apps and iCloud drive auto stop to update across your Apple devices.
→Can’t send or receive a message with your iCloud email address.
The best solution is you should manage iCloud storage by deleting old backup, photos & video, files, and Delete Mail. Instead of iCloud storage, you can also take backup of your iPhone camera roll into these best third-party iOS Cloud Storage Apps.
Downgrade iCloud Storage Plan Using iPhone, iPad or iPod [iOS 9/iOS10/ iOS 11 or later]
Tips for iOS 11
We can see the option for Downgrade or Upgrade iCloud storage in alternate Two Different ways. That I have seen at here on my iPhone running on iOS 11.
Go to the Settings app on iPhone, iPad > Tap on Profile name > Now, iCloud > Manage Storage > iCloud Storage (Tap on Change). Also see the Running active plan.
To upgrade, Select plan under Choose Upgrade.
OR Downgrade, Tap on Downgrade Options
Enter Account Password and Mange other lower storage options.
Go to the Settings > Account & Password.
See the iCloud option > Storage > Change Storage Plan
iOS 10.2.or earlier – we offer this steps which are performed by us in our lab on Apple iPhone 7 Plus.
Open up Settings App- scroll down to iCloud – and tap on Storage.
iOS 10.3 or later
Step 1. Launch Settings App > Tap on [Your Name] appears above the Airplane Mode.
Step 2. Tap iCloud, then tap on visually iCloud Storage bar.
Step 3. Next, Select Change Storage Plan and scroll down the screen for Downgrade options.
You’ll be asked to enter Apple ID Passcode to go to Manage option appear on the bottom on the message screen.
Step 4. Tap on Free and then hit on Done (appear upper-right side on screen) to save your changed plan.
Read On-screen instructions: You can Contact Apple within 15 days of an upgrade for a refund. [Credit– Apple.inc]
Change/ Downgrade iCloud Storage Plan on Mac
Still, you’re sitting in front on Apple iMac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air with running macOS Sierra, El Capitan, OS X Yosemite or Mavericks Operating System. You’d like to cancel your purchased iCloud Subscription and go back to initial Free plan. Let’s follow below explained Instructions. And yeah, you guys, don’t forget to read above given key points of what happens after downgrade Apple iCloud storage to free.
Step 1.Click on Apple logo appears top menu bar and choose System Preferences.
Step 2. Click on iCloud, Next see lower right corner and Click on Manage.
Step 3.Now click on Change Storage Plan appear upper-right corner onscreen.
Step 4. Click on Downgrade Options, you’ll be asked to Apple ID and Passcode.
Step 5. Go to Manage and Choose different Storage plan.
Step 6. In the end, Click Done to save your plan.
Downgrade iCloud Storage Plan on Windows PC
If you’re Window user, then learn bottom steps to Downgrade iCloud storage on PC.
- Open iCloud app. (Download and Install, Available for Windows 10/ 8/ 7)
- Login with iCloud Apple ID and Password.
- Click on Storage Plan, Next hit on Buy More storage in the window pane.
- Now, Choose a plan for your needs and Activate by clicking on it. (For Upgrade or Downgrade)
- Enter Verification password again to save the changes.
- Click Done.