Downgrade or cancel your iCloud+ plan

If you have more iCloud storage than you need, you can downgrade or cancel your iCloud+ plan.

Before you downgrade or cancel your iCloud+ plan, first download or remove content that exceeds your new storage amount. To make sure you don't lose any information, find out how to copy what you're storing in iCloud.


How to downgrade or cancel your iCloud+ plan on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap your name.
  3. Tap iCloud.
  4. Tap Manage Account Storage or Manage Storage.
    Manage Account Storage is towards the top of iCloud settings.
  5. Tap Change Storage Plan.
    Change Storage Plan is below the Share With Family button.
  6. Tap Downgrade Options and enter your Apple ID password.
    The Downgrade Options button is towards the bottom of the page, below Upgrade Options.
  7. Choose a different plan:
    • To downgrade your plan, choose a new storage amount.
    • To cancel iCloud+, choose the free 5 GB plan or choose None.
  8. Tap Done. If you can’t tap Done, make sure you’re signed in with the same Apple ID that you use for your iCloud+ plan. You can also try following these steps on a different device. If you still need help, contact Apple Support.

If you downgrade or cancel your iCloud+ plan, the change takes effect after your current subscription billing period ends.1


How to downgrade or cancel your iCloud+ plan on your Mac

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Settings. In macOS Monterey or earlier, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences.
  2. Click Apple ID.
  3. Click iCloud.
  4. Click Manage.
  5. Click Change Storage Plan.
  6. Click Downgrade Options. 
  7. In macOS Monterey or earlier, enter your Apple ID password, then click Manage.
  8. Choose a different plan:
    • To downgrade your plan, choose a new storage amount.
    • To cancel iCloud+, choose the free 5 GB plan or choose None.
  9. Click Done. If you can’t click Done, make sure you’re signed in with the same Apple ID that you use for your iCloud+ plan. You can also try following these steps on a different device. If you still need help, contact Apple Support.

If you downgrade or cancel your iCloud+ plan, the change takes effect after your current subscription billing period ends.1


How to downgrade or cancel your iCloud+ plan on your Windows PC

  1. Open iCloud for Windows.
  2. Click Storage.
  3. Click Change Storage Plan.
  4. Click Downgrade Options.
  5. Enter your Apple ID password, then click Manage.
  6. Choose a different plan:
    • To downgrade your plan, choose a new storage amount.
    • To cancel iCloud+, choose the free 5 GB plan or choose None.
  7. Click Done. If you can’t click Done, make sure you’re signed in with the same Apple ID that you use for your iCloud+ plan. You can also try following these steps on a different device. If you still need help, contact Apple Support.

If you downgrade or cancel your iCloud+ plan, the change takes effect after your current subscription billing period ends.1


What happens when you downgrade or cancel iCloud+

  • If your iCloud storage exceeds your new storage plan capacity, iCloud won’t sync or update your information. iCloud will be updated again when you increase your storage capacity or delete information to make more space. 
  • If you downgrade to the free iCloud plan, you will no longer have access to iCloud+ features, such as Hide My Email, Private Relay and HomeKit Secure Video support.2
  • If you pay for both Apple One and an iCloud+ plan, you can downgrade or cancel the iCloud+ plan and just use the iCloud+ plan included in Apple One.

1. Partial refunds are available where required by law. If you recently changed your iCloud+ plan, contact Apple within 14 days for a refund. Find out how to request a refund.

2. Not all features are available in all countries or regions.

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