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, learn how to copy what you store 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 Storage.
    On your iPhone, tap Manage Storage to downgrade or cancel your iCloud+ plan
  5. Tap Change Storage Plan.
    Tap Change Storage plan to see your iCloud+ storage options on your iPhone
  6. Tap Downgrade Options and enter your Apple ID password.
    Tap Downgrade Options to cancel or downgrade your iCloud+ plan on your iPhone
  7. Choose a different plan:
    • To downgrade your plan, choose a new storage amount.
    • To cancel iCloud+, choose the free 5GB plan.
  8. Tap Done. If you can't tap Done, make sure that 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 Preferences.
  2. Click Apple ID. If you're using macOS Mojave or earlier, you don't need to click Apple ID.  
  3. Click iCloud.
  4. Click Manage.
    Manage your iCloud storage on Mac
  5. Click Change Storage Plan.
    Click Change Storage Plan to choose a new iCloud+ storage plan on Mac
  6. Click Downgrade Options.
    Click Downgrade Options to cancel or downgrade your storage plan on Mac
  7. 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 5GB plan.
  9. Click Done. If you can't click Done, make sure that 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.
    On your PC, view your iCloud storage and manage your storage plan
  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 5GB plan.
  7. Click Done. If you can't click Done, make sure that 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 updates 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 like 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. Learn how to request a refund.

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

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