How To Manage Your iCloud Storage On Your iPhone/iPad?

By | January 30, 2019

When you set up iCloud, you automatically get 5GB of storage. You can use that space for your iCloud backups, to keep your photos and videos stored in iCloud Photos, and your documents up to date in iCloud Drive. If you run out of iCloud storage, your device won’t back up to iCloud, new photos and videos won’t upload to iCloud Photos, and iCloud Drive, other iCloud apps, and your text messages won’t stay up to date across your devices. If this happens, you can make more space.

expand your icloud storage on iphone/ipad

Method one: Delete backups and turn off iCloud Backup for your device

iOS 10.3 or later:

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud.
  2. If you use iOS 11, tap Manage Storage > Backups. If you use iOS 10.3, tap iCloud Storage > Manage Storage.
  3. Tap the name of the device you’re using.
  4. Tap Delete Backup > Turn Off & Delete.

iOS 10.2 or earlier:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage.
  2. Under iCloud, tap Manage Storage.
  3. Tap the name of the device you are using [i.e. (Device-name) This (device type)].
  4. Tap Delete Backup > Turn Off & Delete.

Method two: Reduce the size of your photo library

To reduce the size of your Photos backup, save your photos and videos to your computer, then manually back up your iOS device. If you don’t use iCloud Photos, your Camera Roll is part of your iCloud Backup. To check the quota being consumed by the photo library in the iCloud Backup, follow these steps.

  • If you’re using iOS 11 or later, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups > [Device name] This Device.
  • If you’re using iOS 10.3, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Storage > Manage Storage > [Device name] This Device.
  • If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage > [Device name] This Device.

Method three: Delete messages and manage Mail

  1. Swipe left across any message to delete it.
  2. Tap your Trash folder.
  3. Delete messages one at a time, or tap Edit > Delete All to delete all of them.

Method four: Selectively move your iPhone/iPad data to computer via iFonebox

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