Apple Inc. a multinational technology brand headquartered in California, The United States was founded on April 1, 1976, by the combined efforts of its three founders Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. Innovative, customer friendly, easy to access products and great marketing strategies are some of the many reasons that have fetched a good market share for the brand.
Icloud, one of the beneficial features that the brand provides in its products and the topic of our article, has simplified the user’s access to their Apple devices. With this feature enabled on your device, you can access your data anywhere on any Apple enabled device or a regular Windows computer with the only prerequisite being a steady internet connection and Apple login id and password. Now talking about the storage capacity, iCloud comes with a free 5GB storage after which a user has to monthly pay for extra storage, as rs 75 for 50GB, rs 219 for 200GB and rs 749for 2TB, the maximum storage capacity the company provides. However, if you are unwilling to shell out those extra bucks and the additional 5GB space works well for you but looking out for some effective ways to clean out your icloud space jammed with now not so required files, this writeup is the one for you to read.
Smart Ways to Clean Out Your iCloud Space of Not so Required Files.
Be Regular With Deleting Your Old Backups: Deleting the old unnecessary backups from your device will help to clean out your iCloud. Follow the steps below to unclog your iCloud.
- Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad device.
- Click on your Apple id present at the top of the screen.
- Tap on “iCloud” and select “Manage storage” present under the iCloud option.
- Now click on “Backup” and tap on the device whose backup you would like to delete.
- Click on “Delete backup” link present at the bottom of the page.
- Now as the last step, click on “Turn off and delete”.
Make Changes in the Backup Settings: Another smart way to clean your iCloud space is by making suitable changes in the backup settings so that you don’t end up saving unnecessary files in your iCloud and keeping it clogged unknowingly. Follow the easy steps mentioned below to make changes in the iCloud backup settings.
- Go to the “Settings” of your Apple device, tap on your name and click on the iCloud link.
- If you are working on ios11 or a later version, click on “Manage storage” and then “Backups”.However, if you are using, 10.3 clicks on “iCloud storage” and then on “Manage storage”.
- Click on the name of the device you are using.
- Now under “Choose data to back up” link, turn off any apps that you don’t feel like backing up.
- As the last step, choose “Turn off and delete”.
Please Note: If you are a user of iOs 10.2 or earlier version you need to follow the below steps to turn off the backing up of the unwanted data.
- Go to the “Settings” then tap on “iCloud” then on “Storage” link and finally click on the “Manage storage” option.
- Click on the name of the device you are working on.
- Now under the backup option, turn off any application that you don’t want to back up.
- Now as the last step, choose “Turn off and delete”.
Please Note: Some apps are meant to be backed up and can not be turned off!
Save your photos on some alternative photo services:Another effective way to free up your iCloud space is by saving your precious pictures on some alternative third-party cloud services that provide a more free space than iCloud to store memories and important files such as Google photos, Yahoo’s Flickr app, Microsoft One Drive, and Amazon Cloud Drive.
Hope the above write up provides you with some easy and useful tips to keep your iCloud space free and useful for some important stuff!
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