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Top 3 Ways to Free Up iCloud Storage Space on iPhone
As an Apple user, you can get 5GB of free space at the beginning you set up iCloud. But the amount of iCloud storage that you are given for free is generally more than adequate for most users. You may get these emails from Apple saying Your iCloud storage is almost full. You have XX MB remaining of XX GB total storage or same message like Your iCloud storage is full.
Basically you have two options: The first option is that you can purchase additional storage from Apple. For instance, in the USA, Apple offers: 50GB: $0.99; 200GB: $2.99; 2TB: $9.99. The other option is that you can free up iCloud storage to release more space.
This article will give you 3 methods to free up iCloud storage on iPhone XR/XS Max/XS/X/8 Plus/8/7/7Plus/SE/6s/6/5s/5.
Before freeing up space in iCloud, the first thing you should do is to go to check what data you have in iCloud and how much space it’s taking up. Here is how:
If you're using iOS 10.3 or later, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud. Tap iCloud Storage or Manage Storage.
If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage.
The data that typically take up a lot of iCloud storage space are:
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Part 2. Free up iCloud Space by Clеаning Junk & Tеmр Fіlеѕ on iPhone
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Four cleanup modes to choose according to your need– 1-Click Cleanup; Erase Deleted Files; Erase Private Data; Erase All Data – to delete data securely and permanently according to your need.
Preview data and select the exact files that you want to erase, so avoid erasing important data.
Completely erase data without a chance of recovery even with most modern recovery software.
Previously deleted files can also be found out and the program will permanently erase them for privacy protection.
Step 1 : Launch PanFone iOS Data Eraser and connect your iPhone to your computer. And remember to turn off Find My iPhone first if you want to permanently wipe your iPhone data.
Step 2 : Select Free Up Space mode and then click Quick Scan a full space-saving analysis.
Step 3 : After scanning is complete, it is clear that you do have huge space to save. You can tap the Clean button beside junk & tеmроrаrу files to clean up the space.
After that, you will see how much space has been released.
Part 3. Clean up iCloud Space by Managing Your Backups
There is a good chance that your backups are taking up most of your space. If you have backups from your old device, you can just go ahead and delete those.
Step 1 : Navigate to iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage in Settings.
Step 2 : Touch the device’s name at the top to view more details.
Step 3 : Under Backup Options, disable the apps you don't need to back up. And the data will be removed from your iCloud storage online and won't be part of future backups.
Step 4 : If you need more space, you can: tap on the old device(if it appears in the list), scroll down and click Delete Backup. Or, go back to the main iCloud interface, choose Backup and disable iCloud Backup for more space.
Part 4. Clear iCloud Space by Reducing Size of Your iCloud Photos
From part one, you can see photos take up most of my iCloud storage. To reduce iCloud storage, you can exclude your photos from your iCloud backups, then download all the photos and videos you have in iCloud to your computer, and then delete all the photos and videos from your iCloud to free up your iCloud storage.
Step 1 : Exclude photos from iCloud Backup.
To do this, go to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Manage Storage > Photos > Disable and Delete. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to restore your pictures from the iCloud backup later.