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Monday, 5 March 2018

How to free up iCloud space and optimize free storage

With just creating an iCloud account for the first time, Apple gives you 5GB so you can store all the information of your first device. Whether you use an iPhone, an iPad or a Mac, iCloud is a cloud service that will allow you to synchronize all your terminals as if it were one, which is also known as the Apple ecosystem.

However, 5GB is sometimes not enough, and this is why Apple offers other plans to increase the storage of the iCloud service. But what happens if you do not want to pay for more ? In this article we leave you a few ideas!

Make your backup in iTunes, not in iCloud 

A backup is a necessary evil that we all have to go through from time to time. Our iPhone stores the most sensitive information we have, such as our payment information or the residence address. However, it is not necessary to make a backup in iCloud, you always have the option to go to iTunes . If you can not differentiate between one and the other, in this article we explain .

To delete the backup copies that you have in your iCloud, do the following:

  •     Open the Settings application.
  •     Tap on your name and then tap on iCloud - click here directly if you have iOS 10.2 or lower.
  •     In this menu, click on Manage storage . If you have a lower version than iOS 11, just touch on the graphic that appears on the screen.
  •     Scroll down and disable the Backup option in iCloud .
  •     Return to the previous menu and select Manage storage .
  •     In the Copies option, click on your iPhone and then Delete backup . 

Now you should have more free space in your iCloud account. If you do not know how to make a backup in iTunes, we will explain in this article .

Free space on iCloud Drive 

After a lot of time saving things in the cloud of iCloud, we may begin to accumulate garbage without wanting it or knowing it. If you want to free space in your account, just use the Files application that brings your iPhone installed by default, from there you can easily manage all the options.

If you have a Mac device, you should know that there is an option in the latest versions of macOS that eat much of our space in iCloud. These are the documents, which are automatically synchronized with the cloud. If you want to disable this function, just do this:

  •     Enter System Preferences .
  •     iCloud.
  •     iCloud Drive
  •     Disable Desktop and Documents Folders . 

Disable the iCloud Photo Library 

Although the iCloud Photo Library is an incredibly useful feature, and even more if you have more Apple devices associated with your account, it is a feature that consumes most of our iCloud storage . Because of this, despite being very good, if you need to free space it will be better to deactivate it as soon as possible.

If you want to turn off this feature on your iPhone , iPad or Mac, just follow the tutorial that we left you in this article we did a while ago.

Reduce the use of iCloud Mail 

When you create an Apple ID account, those in Cupertino allow us to do so using their own domain, which would be @ If you are one of those who chose to synchronize your device with one of these accounts, you should know that each time you receive an email with an attachment it is automatically stored in your iCloud Drive .

Therefore, if you receive many emails of this style, you probably have much of your storage subtracted by this feature. To free up space you only have to delete all those emails that contain too much information.

Disable unnecessary services 

You could say that iCloud is the pillar on which Apple's services are built. Many apps like games and other services use this cloud to upload and save the progress made in that application. Even WhatsApp saves your backups there.

Therefore, if you want to deactivate some applications to stop consuming the storage of your iCloud, just do the following .

  •     Open the Settings application.
  •     Tap on your name and then tap on iCloud - click here directly if you have iOS 10.2 or lower.
  •     Here you will see a list of applications under the section called Apps that use iCloud .
  •     Disable those that you think are convenient. 

Ready. Now the applications will not continue to eat part of your space in iCloud.

That is all for today. If you have little storage space in iCloud or you already have nothing left, follow these steps, they should be helpful .

Would you pay for more storage in your iCloud account? Leave us your answer in the comments!

Via | iDrop News 

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