What Happens If I Uninstall iCloud from My PC?

My PC's storage is being hogged by iCloud, filled with unnecessary files. I'm considering uninstalling it, but I'm worried about the important files on my computer. What's the best course of action?

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Myra· Answered on Jun 26, 2024

If you uninstall iCloud from your PC, the following things may happen:

  • Any files stored in your iCloud Drive folder will be removed from your computer.
  • Any photos and videos stored in the iCloud will be removed from your PC.
  • iCloud syncing and backup services will be disabled, and any future changes or updates made on your PC will not be synced to your iCloud account.
  • Any iCloud settings configured on your PC will be reset to default settings.
  • Data already synced to iCloud will be intact even if you remove iCloud for Windows from your computer. You can access them through the iCloud website or on other Apple devices.

Before uninstalling iCloud from your PC, remember to back up important files or data stored in iCloud to prevent the loss of important information. EaseUS MobiMover is a tool that can export iCloud data to your computer, USB, or external hard drive in one click. Choose iCloud Manager > Sign in with your iCloud account > Export iCloud Data to Computer in One Click.

After backing up your iCloud data, you can now remove iCloud from your PC. Follow the steps below.

Uninstall iCloud from PC via Settings:

Step 1. Sign out of your iCloud account on your Windows computer.

Step 2. On Windows 11/10, click the Start icon > Settings > Apps > Apps & Features.

Step 3. Select iCloud > Uninstall. Then, follow the onscreen instructions.

Uninstall iCloud from PC via Control Panel

Step 1. On Windows 11/10, press Windows + R, type control in the search bar, and press Enter to launch Control Panel.

Step 2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.

Step 3. Locate and right-click iCloud. Choose Uninstall.

Further Reading: If I Sign Out of My Apple ID Will I Lose Everything

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