How to Manage your iCloud Storage on iPhone and iPad

In today’s generation,  iCloud has become the commonest app to store large amounts of data on iPhone and iPad.  However,  like all smart phones, there comes the big trouble of storage space which tend to sometimes interfere with the smartphone’s performance.  At such times,  it is always better to delete unwanted and unused apps/files which could in turn free a significant space of internal storage memory.

How to Manage your iCloud Storage on iPhone and iPad

In this article,  we explain to you simple ways by which we can delete apps and other stuff from iCloud with less effort.

Apple users, by default,  usually get only 5GB of free online storage space which could be used for storing backups,  synced data, and photos. You can expand the storage space if need be.  There are much two options/ ways by which you can clear iCloud Storage Space conveniently to a large extent.

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How to Manage iCloud Storage Space on iPhone and iPad

Clean up your Image Library

You have the option to spring clean your iCloud Photo Library by deleting some/all unwanted files in the Photos app. The main advantage of doing this exercise is that a large part of storage space gets available which is precisely what we wish for.

  • Primarily,  you can delete unwanted or extra photos (mostly selfies)  and videos in the Photos app.
  •  Otherwise, you have the option to visit their respective folders in Photos -> Albums.  There can also be found storage space offenders in Selfies,  Videos, Slo-Mo, Time Lapse,  Bursts,  Screenshots,  Paranomas and what not!!
  • After you are done with the cleaning process,  go to the “Recently Deleted” album. Here you can find all the photos or videos you recently deleted which would be in turn, be there for 30 days ; if you wish to restore them, failing which it gets completed deleted.

How to Manage your iCloud Storage on iPhone and iPad

  • In case you wish to completely remove them from existence,  press ‘Select‘ and click on ‘Delete All‘ option to remove them from iCloud Photo Library.

Delete your old Device Backups on iCloud

iCloud also stores iPhone’s and iPad backups, in addition to other things.  There may be in existence,  very old backups that are no longer needed in the present time.  These backups tend to take up a lot of your iPhone’s storage space.  Follow the below described steps to delete old unused backups and free up more space:

1. Launch “Settings” visible on your iPhone’s Home Screen.

2.Click on the Apple ID banner at the top.

3.Select iCloud.

How to Manage your iCloud Storage on iPhone and iPad

4.Click on iCloud under Storage

5.Select Manage Storage

How to Manage your iCloud Storage on iPhone and iPad

6.Tap any device under Backups

7.Choose Delete Backup.

8.Select Turn Off & Delete in the pop-up window.

How to Manage your iCloud Storage on iPhone and iPad

By selecting the required device in Step 6 each time, you can delete old backups with less effort.

In this way, you can delete unwanted documents and apps from your iCloud storage. Described below are some more ways by which you can make sure that you don’t face with such situation in future.

How To Buy More iCloud Storage (or downgrading your iCloud Storage).

By paying a certain amount, you can certainly increase your iCloud Storage’s space. This is certainly worth an effort.

  • From the Home screen, tap on Settings.
  • Click on the Apple ID banner which is visible at the top.
  • Next select iCloud.
  • Under the Storage option, again click on iCloud.
  • Tap on Buy More Storage.
  • From the options available, select any desired one
  • Tap Buy in the top right corner of the screen.

How to Manage your iCloud Storage on iPhone and iPad

Due to default settings, you get only 5GB data in iCloud which is expandable up-to 50GB which serves to be more convenient than before.

How To Sync App Data with iCloud

You can synce app data with iCloud after which you can either delete the data from your device or decide to keep it. Follow the below described steps:

  • Select Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Click on Apple ID banner visible at the top of the screen.
  • Click on iCloud
  • Tap the switches next to the apps you’d like/wish to turn off.
  • Decide what you have to do with existing app data.

1. Click on Keep on my iPhone to keep the data.

2. Click on Delete from my iPhone to get rid of the app data.

How to Manage your iCloud Storage on iPhone and iPad

In this way, you can delete unwanted documents related to apps as well as avoid such situation in the future by turning the apps off; as a result of which no cached or temporary files get stored on your device.

How To Change your iCloud email aliases

You can also change your iCloud email aliases thus restricting any possibilities of accumulating cached email data. Follow the below given steps accurately:

  • Launch Settings app on your iPhone or iPad based on your preference.
  • Click on Apple ID banner visible on the top of the screen.
  • Select iCloud.
  • At the bottom of the screen, select Mail.
  • Click on the switches next to the aliases you wish to use or disable them.

How to Manage your iCloud Storage on iPhone and iPad

Therefore, all these processes are possibilities by which you can delete unwanted app data and files as well as remove the possibility of further storage of app data in iCloud anytime in future.

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