iCloud is a useful tool, especially if you have a computer at your fingertips all the time. One of the things that Apple has available in its iCloud service is the possibility that your iOS devices automatically make backup of your data on iCloud so that the process of restoring from a backup is made easy ma.
Moreover, not everyone wants their data in the cloud and that is why we will show you how to turn off automatic copies iCloud on your iPhone or iPad in this tutorial.
There are a number of reasons why you may want to turn off the automatic backup to iCloud, such as:
- Fear of hacking your iCloud account
- Having a slow connection to Wi-Fi
- Having a data plan with Wi-Fi from your ISP
- Not having enough storage space in your iCloud
The main reason to disable automatic copy of iCloud is determined by security. Among the things that are stored in backups are logon information, photos, videos and personally identifiable information you put on your device in the past. Since iCloud is basically a remote server, you risk that you hack the account and therefore your information could fall into the wrong hands.
For your iPhone or iPad do not iCloud backups when connected to a Wi-Fi network, you follow these steps:
- Open the Settings app and go to the iCloud preferences panel.
- Then click on the cell configuration backup.
- Then move the switch iCloud backup to the off position.
And that's it.
Now that you have disabled automatic iCloud, the only way in which the device will be able to make a backup copy it is via a connection to your computer and using iTunes.
Note that keeping backups is a good idea because when things go wrong, you can always restore your iOS device to a previous state.