HOW TO FREE UP ICLOUD STORAGE SPACE ON IPHONE , IPOD TOUCH , IPAD AND MAC

In this post I’m gonna tell how you can free up space in Icloud.

ICloud backups your important information from the Apple device and keeps your data securely stored and updated everywhere. Apple company offers 5 GB of free ICloud space to its users , but you’ll run up against that storage limit sooner you’d think . If you run out of space in cloud storage , your device won’t be able to backup in ICloud.

Then you guys have only two option left:

  1. Upgrade your ICloud storage plan .
  2. Delete backups , documents , photos and emails- messages that you don’t need anymore.

First let’s check how much icloud storage you have

IPHONE , IPOD TOUCH OR IPAD USERS:

  • In ios 9 or later – Tap settings > icloud > Storage
  • In ios 8 – Tap settings > i cloud > storage >Manage storage
  • Earlier version of ios – Tap settings > icloud > storage backup

MAC USERS:

  • Go to Apple menu > System preferences , choose icloud and then click manage.

Each iphone or ipad you own automatically backups up the data . This happens when its plugged in , locked and connected to Wi-fi so basically it will backup when you’re charging it Imagine if your device dies or you might need to reset it , you can import the backup on a new device .Don’t have to backup manually via itunes anymore.

STEPS TO MANAGE HOW MUCH STORAGE YOU USE

IPHONE , IPOD TOUCH OR IPAD USERS:

  • In ios 8 or late – Go to settings > iCLoud >Storage > manage storage .
  • Earlier version of ios – Go to settings > icloud > Storage and Backup > manage storage.
  • Tap the name of your ios device .
  • Here you can turn off any app that you don’t want to backup . Choose Turn off And Delete to turn off backup for that app and remove all of its data from icloud.

Photos can eat up a lot of space . Apple has announced they’re simplifying things with a single icloud Photo library in ios8 that contains all your photos . So confusing system even that feature arrives , those photos will consume much of that 5 GB of space . I would suggest you guys to install another app like google+ , dropbox that can automatically backup your photos . It will backup your photos to a separate pool of storage. So keep all that precious icloud storage for other functions.

STEPS TO DELETE BACKUP AND TURNOFF BACKUP FOR YOUR DEVICE

IPHONE , IPOD TOUCH OR IPAD USER:

  • In ios 9 and later – Go to settings >General > Storage and icloud usage . Under icloud , choose manage storage . Then tap the name of your device . Next tap delete backup > Turn off and delete .
  • In ios 8 – Go to settings > icloud > Storage > Manage storage. Tap on the name of your device . Then select delete Backup >Turn off and delete .
  • In ios 7 and earlier – Go to settings > i cloud > Storage and Backup >manage storage . Tap on the name of your device . Then select delete Backup > Turn off and delete.

When you follow these steps or delete a backup , it will turn off backup of your Iphone , Ipad or Ipod touch .

MAC USER :

  • Go to Apple menu  > system preferences > icloud .
  • Select manage and then backup .
  • If you wanna turn off backup and remove all backups for that device from icloud , choose delete when you’re asked to confirm , Select one backup and click on delete .
  • When you delete a backup , it also turns off backup of your device.

If you’re using Apple’s icloud Mail , your email also count towards your icloud storage usage. Free up space by deleting emails, especially with large file attachments.

ICloud photo library uses your icloud storage to keep all of your photos and videos up to date across your device . With optimization device storage in settings, photos will automatically free up space when you need it by replacing original photos and videos . Your photos and videos will be safe in icloud and you can download them at any time .

STEPS TO MANAGE IN ICLOUD PHOTO LIBRARY

IPHONE , IPOD TOUCH OR IPAD USERS:

  • Open the photos app , then tap photos at the bottom of your screen
  • Choose one or more videos ,photos you wanna delete .
  • Tap on trash icon and then select delete photo .

MAC USERS:

  • Open Photos app
  • Select the photos and videos that you wanna delete .
  • Choose image and then click delete photos.

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