Icloud - delete apps?

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    Is there a way to delete apps permanently from iCloud?
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    No, but you can hide them. In App Store, go into Purchased, find the app and swipe to the left on its icon to get the "hide" option; select it and the app icon will fade/gray out. The next time you go into App Store purchase listings (give it a minute or two) it will be gone.
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    Wonder why not a full removal/delete for the ones you really don't want at all?

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
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    I'm gonna try that, thanks. The thing is though is they are taking up space in the cloud, which kinda annoys me!
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    They aren't taking away from your space in the cloud. Itunes bought stuff doesn't count against your storage.
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    This is good to know. How do you know this? lol!
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    From: Apple - iCloud stores your content and pushes it to your devices.
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    Awesome to know. What can I do to keep my space down? I've already used half of the 5gb. Any suggestions?
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    Check which apps are storing the most and see if you really need to back them up. For example, the app that requires the most storage on my cloud is a magazine, which is 6GB all by itself. Since I can re-download previously purchased issues if I lose them, I stopped backing the app up to cloud. The space isn't an issue for me (I've got 25GB from the MobileMe rollover) but time is - backing up 10GB takes about half a day, I've learned. Backing up the entire 25GB at once would probably take days, so I'll likely drop back to 5GB once June rolls around.
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    Great suggestion.... How exactly do I do that lol!
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    Settings > iCloud > storage &backup > manage storage > "iPads's name" > show all apps

    From there you can see the ones with the largest file sizes. You can unselect as appropriate

    Btw, apps do count towards the storage limit. Except for apps, music, photos, videos and mail, what else takes up space on your iPad? Nothing really
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    Apps don't count, any data the app has produced/downloaded (game saves etc.) do count. Settings > iCloud > storage &backup > manage storage > "iPads's name" > show all apps, shows the data associated with each app, not the app size itself. if you check closely you will see that not all your apps are listed, because some apps don't have any extra data and so they aren't listed.
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    Hi guys

    I got space for I cloud is 5 gb..and I want to create backup for my device ..but I want to backup only few apps and contacts how I can do that?
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    That's odd, games I never played counted for over 1gb, I guess it depends how the developer codes it
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    Out of interest, which apps?
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    I just checked, it was my mistake
    I thought it was a driving game, something six, but it was a magazine app and Azul ( for videos )
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    This was so helpful!! Thank you so much
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    Has anybody been able to delete their unwanted apps from the cloud? If I deleted them from my iPad, they should not be sitting in my cloud whether they take up space or not. It's intrusive, don't you think?
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    Actually, no, I don't think it's intrusive. If I've "paid" for an app (and I count free ones, too, as I have to put in my Apple ID), then I'd like for it to be available should I ever want it again. Having Apple store stuff I've paid for is no different, to me, than having Amazon store books that I've read.

    While apps are not really tangible (they a just bits and bytes), I'd hate for money that I've spent to be just thrown away just because I don't want it at the moment. Once I've paid for something - I wouldn't want to pay for it again. Having a record of the transaction (and my ownership) recorded on Apple's servers is fine with me.

    Now, if we could just have the "Hide" option back - that'd be great. Just cause Apple is storing my stuff doesn't mean it want to see it all the time... :)

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    iCloud. How to delete unwanted apps?

    Hi Marilyn, thanks for your input. It's still a frustration for me not being able to control my own iCloud. For instance, I downloaded a trial magazine. I didn't like it, and deleted the app. Now I have an update for the app I've deleted. I cannot get rid of it, because it wants to connect to an app I no longer have, and it arrived likely because it's in my cloud. I also wonder when we will begin to get charged for storage in the cloud. Before that gem arrives, I want to be able to control what is sitting in there. All the purchased apps I have are backed up on my laptop, so I don't need cloud storage.

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