Find out here how to free iCloud space on your iPhone or iPad. Apple company provides us with 5 GB of free iCloud drive, but as with all things concerning space, any of us can run out of it. So, if you don’t want to pay Apple for more space, you can delete your backups to free up more space in your iCloud account.
How to delete iCloud backups on iOS deviceIf you created a backup for one or more devices on iCloud account, you can to delete one or all of these backups whenever you want. If you recently upgraded to newer device, you may still have old backups from previous devices that capture space on your iCloud account. Deleting these older backups is one quick way to free some storage.
To delete a backup on your device navigate to Settings -> iCloud -> Storage -> Manage Storage, then click on the relevant device under BACKUPS, and then click on Delete Backup.
You will be asked if you want to turn off backup and delete all backup data for the device. Click on Turn Off & Delete, to delete the backup for that device, and free up space in iCloud.
After you erase a backup for a one particular device, iCloud backups will automatically become disabled for that device. If you want to have an iCloud backup again, navigate to Settings -> iCloud -> Storage & Backup, and turn on Backup.
How to delete backups for certain appsInstead of wasting time for erasing the entirety of your backup, you can delete certain apps from being included in the backup.
It isn’t the most optimal way to free iCloud space, but is an alternative. To save the most space you can remove Photos and other large apps like Outlook that take up a ton of space and may continue to grow.
To stop an item from being backed up, navigate to Settings -> iCloud -> Storage -> Manage Storage -> Show All Apps and hit the slider to the OFF position and select Turn Off & Delete.
If described above methods don’t give you enough space or you just need to upgrade your iPhone storage there is the last way out. Go to Settings -> iCloud -> Buy More Storage. You can upgrade to additional 20 GB ($.99/month), 200 GB ($3.99/month), 500 GB ($9.99/month), or 1 TB ($19.99).
Now you know all methods how to free iCloud space on your iPhone or iPad. You can help your friends if they have the same necessity.