iCloud is a great way to sync documents and files between iOS and your Mac. There is plenty of stuff you can do with iCloud. One of the features is the ability to sync documents, such as those found in TextEdit and Preview to your iPad or iPhone (you do usually need Pages to open them). If the list is getting pretty full, or you want to remove some of the files to save space you can delete them. This post is going to show you how.
Deleting Files From iCloud
When you open TextEdit, Preview, or any other iCloud enabled app you can select the iCloud option at the top of the open dialog box. This will give you a list of all of the iCloud documents you have.
Deleting files is very easy. Simply right click on the file you want to delete and select Move To Trash.
You can also select the file and press Command + Backspace, or the delete key if you keyboard is equipped with such powers.
Managing iCloud Files
You can also manage files in iCloud. Open System Preferences and select the iCloud preference pane. In the bottom right you can select the Manage option. This will give you a list of every file you have within iCloud.
From the list within the sidebar you can select the app that stores the file, e.g. TextEdit, select the file and then delete it.
Its a little bit more complicated since a file that you uploaded to TextEdit will be in the TextEdit list only, however it will appear in both Preview and TextEdit when you go to open it. A little bit of a pain, but nothing too complicated.
Deleting files from iCloud is not that simple at first, however once you find the options it can be very quick and simple. I don’t currently use the iCloud options to the fullest extent, those who do may find this useful if they are reaching the limit of the storage space.