Download or Delete Your Apple info

Posted on 18 October 2018. Last updated on 05 December 2020.


Go to Apple's privacy website, privacy.apple.com.

This is where you'll choose exactly what you want to download. You can select certain things that might be important, like your App Store activity or all the notes you've stored in iCloud.

At the bottom of the page you'll see a list of files that might be large, like your entire iCloud photo library.

Once you've selected what you want to download a copy of, hit continue on the bottom of the page.

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Next, you'll select a maximum file size. I suggest just choosing the largest. It'll take the longest time to download, but then everything is at least in a single folder, instead of multiple files. Then, select "Complete Request."

Next, Apple will send you an email confirming that it's preparing your data for download. Apple warns that it might take up to seven days to get a copy of your data. Some of it will be in spreadsheet form, like the apps you've purchased. If you've chosen a hard copy of your data, like photos, then you'll have a copy of all of them too.

How to delete everything Apple has stored on you

You can choose to delete everything if you want to.

Important !: If you delete your account, you won't be able to access any iTunes purchases, including books, apps, movies or music. You also won't receive iMessage or FaceTime chats. Your iCloud email will also stop working.

Here's how to delete your account:

  • Visit Apple's privacy website.

  • Select "Delete your account."

  • Choose a reason why you're deleting your information.

  • Select "Continue."