I want to opt out of iCloud

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by jacqueg, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. jacqueg macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2014
    Bought a new laptop and installed yosemite. I have an iPhone 5. Thought I would try iCloud, but it used up my iPhone data allowance *way* too fast. Now I want to go back to regular sync and use a real online backup system. When I try to turn off iCloud, I get a message that files will be deleted from my laptop. Very sorry I ever tried this.

    Exactly why is iCloud deleting files from my laptop, and how do I stop it from doing so?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Open Finder and you will see an icon for iCloud Drive on the left. Click that and you will see any files you have saved on iCloud Drive. Those are the files it will delete if you turn off iCloud. Just copy them out of there first.

  3. jacqueg thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2014
    OK, Thanks!

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