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How To Control Apps Accessing to iCloud Drive In iOS 11 And Mac High Sierra

Apple’s iCloud Drive is like a magical puff for storing and synchronizing all your data across all your devices. But there is a problem that the more apps you allow using iCloud Drive to store the data, the more data you will have to use up. Not all the app need the backup and then sync in iCloud. You can give and then revoke permission to those apps to store content in your iCloud Drive account. Here’s  how you can do this.

How to give iCloud Drive access to apps on iPhone and iPad

  • Go to Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Tap iCloud Banner.
  • Choose iCloud.
  • Scroll down the list and toggle the switch of apps you want to give access to iCloud Drive to on.

How to Enable iCloud Drive access to apps on Mac

  • Click on the Apple menu icon at the upper left corner on your Mac.
  • Click System Preferences.
  • Next, choose iCloud
  • Click Options next to iCloud Drive.
  • Choose any app that you want to give access to iCloud Drive.
  • Once done, click Done and close the window.

Any app that supports syncing iCloud will send data to your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Also read: How to manage your iTunes account on Mac

How to revoke iCloud Drive access from third-party apps

There are some apps that are not necessary to sync with iCloud Drive as it will eat up more your iCloud data. However, it depends on your plan.

Revoke iCloud Drive access from apps on iPhone/ iPad

  • Go to Settingson your iPhone or iPad.
  • Tap the iCloud Banner.
  • Tap iCloud.
  • Now, scroll down the list and toggle any app that you want to revoke access to iCloud Drive. It’s grey when it’s off.

Revoke iCloud access from apps on Mac

  • Click the Apple menuicon at the upper left corner of your Mac.
  • Click System Preferences.
  • Choose iCloud
  • Click Options next to iCloud Drive.
  • Uncheck the box for any app that you want to revoke access to iCloud Drive.
  • Finally, click Done and close the window.

Those apps will no longer be able to access to iCloud Drive and won’t sync across your devices, and you will have more storage for storing other data in your iCloud storage.