What do I do when my iCloud storage is full?


What do I do when my iCloud storage is full?

You can free up storage in iCloud by deleting content that you’re not using:

  1. Reduce the size of your iCloud Backup.
  2. Delete photos in iCloud Photos.
  3. Delete folders or files in iCloud Drive.
  4. Delete texts and attachments in Messages.
  5. Delete messages and manage Mail.
  6. Delete voice memos.

Is iCloud storage backed up?

iCloud Drive Isn’t a Backup Either It’s a Dropbox-style sync repository—files put in iCloud Drive appear on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. However, any files you don’t choose to add to iCloud Drive are only available locally and are not backed up. iCloud Drive has limits, too. You can’t upload a file larger than 15GB.

Does iCloud backup keep everything?

Your iCloud Backup includes information about the content you buy, but not the content itself. When you restore from an iCloud backup, your purchased content is automatically redownloaded from the iTunes Store, App Store, or Books Store. Some types of content aren’t downloaded automatically in all countries or regions.

Can I backup iCloud to external hard drive?

You can back up your iPhone’s data wirelessly with iCloud, but you can only save a limited amount of data for free. If you have a PC, you can back up your iPhone with iTunes; if you have a Mac, you can use Finder. Once you’ve saved a backup to your computer, you can also move it onto an external hard drive.

What apps do I need to backup on iCloud?

With Apple iCloud, you can back up:

  • App data.
  • Apple Watch backups.
  • Device settings.
  • Home screen and app organization.
  • iMessage, text (SMS), and MMS messages.
  • Photos and videos on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Purchase history from Apple services, like music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books.
  • Ringtones.

Does deleting pictures free up space?

At first glance, deleting your photos is as simple as selecting the photos and hitting the trash can icon. But it turns out that that only gets you halfway there. And that creates a problem if you’re running out of storage space. It means you can’t take more photos.