What to do to free up space on iCloud for iPhone

What to do to free up space on iCloud for iPhone

As you well know, with iCloudApple offers you 5GB free storage, not much for new needs, especially when you need to synchronize multiple devices with the same account, and the space runs out quickly showing you the warning "ICloud space quasiesaurito". It's a hassle when you can't synchronize your photos anymore because space isn't enough anymore. In this case the legitimate concern and the risk that the new photos will no longer be synchronized with the cloud, with the risk of losing them. You're wondering if there are solutions to deal with this problem ewhat to do when you run out of iCloud backup space on your iPhone. In this article we try to answer these questions, helping you to first free up space on iCloud and avoid filling the available space quickly. Discover the solutions we offer you.

Who synchronizes devices with iCloud and the space almost to the limit, has probably seen the following message appear: "Insufficient memory: this iPhone cannot back up because there is not enough memory on iCloud. You can manage the storage system in Settings".

If you are away from home and are unable to perform the backup to other device when iCloud backup space runs out, the first thing to do to recover useful space to contain, at least momentarily, all the photos of your trip. With this simple guide we want to help you reduce the size of your iCloud storage to buffer an emergency and then find a permanent solution.

What to do to free up space on iCloud for iPhone

Here is a series of operations you can perform to free up space on your iPhone and increase the free iCloud space of 5GB, waiting to increase your paid space or choose other free services with more storage space.

How to free up space on iCloud by deleting photos and videos

The biggest space problems on iOS devices are created by the amount of photos and videos you have on your device. It is possible to have a certain number of images in the library and videos not yet published on YouTube and then be deleted, taking up considerable space. The best way to keep down storage space, not only for iCloud, but also for the speed of the iPhone, is to eliminate redundant photos and videos before backing up. Let's see how.

Delete Documents and Data to reduce the size of the iCloud backup

If your photos and videos are not primarily responsible for storing storage space in iCloud, there are also other ways to free up space.

The most obvious is to manage your storage in Settingsdeleting some of the documents or data you don't need.

Step 1: Log in to Settings> Apple ID> in Space, click on iCloud.

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Step 2: Select unapp in "Manage space"(The app that takes up the most space will be at the top of the list with the others below with smaller dimensions).

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Step 3: After selecting the application, click on the "Edit"At the top right and select the document to be removed or touch the tab"Delete all"Placed at the end of the section.runs out of iCloud 3 backup space

Step 4: Repeat if necessary with other apps until you drop below 5 GB of storage.

What data should or should not be backed up

If there are entire applications that you don't need for backup, delete them like this:

Step 1: Log in toSettings> Apple ID> iCloud

Step 2:In "Apps that use iCloud" you can select or deselect system apps if you want or don't want them to be synchronized with iCloud.

Step 3:By scrolling down, you can select or deselect the other Apps by putting the lever in off in correspondence with the App that you do not wish to synchronize with the Cloud.runs out of iCloud 4 backup space

Check other iOS devices

Please note that if you share multiple devices with the same iCloud account (iPhone, iPad, iPod), you must manage the storage of these other devices as well. If the device only uses 2.3 GB of storage space, but you still receive the error message "Not enough memory", It may be necessary to check the storage on the other devices. Control your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to control where most of the memory is used.

Purchase iCloud storage space

You can increase the amount of storage space by purchasing more space on iCloud. Let's see how it's done.runs out of iCloud 5 backup space

Step 1: Log in toSettings> Apple ID> iCloud

Step 2: Click on "Buy more space"

Step 3: Select the plan that interests you most (50GB for .99 / month; 200GB for 2.99 / month, or 2TB for 9.99 / month). Your iTunes account will immediately be charged for renewal and automatically until you change or cancel the plan. You can also share 200GB and 2TB plans with your family.

If you are not interested in saving photos to iCloud and want to reserve space for other documents, in this guide you will find the procedure to disable the iCloud Photo Library on iPhone and Mac.