Your iCloud storage is full and you don’t want to spend to get extra storage? Maybe it’s time to look into what is being stored in your iCloud storage so we can free up some space.
If you use iCloud to backup your iPhone instead of iTunes, then that’s probably where most of your storage space is being consumed. If you have access to a computer, we recommend taking a backup of your iPhone using iTunes on your computer instead so you can use the iCloud storage space for photos and videos among other minor things such as Messages, Notes, Voice Memos, etc.
You can check iCloud storage usage on your iPhone from the iCloud settings screen. To get started, open the Settings app from the home screen. of your device.
Tap on [Your Name] at the top of the Settings screen to open your Apple ID account screen.
Then tap iCloud from the available options on the Apple ID account settings screen to view iCloud storage usage and apps using iCloud on your iPhone.
Finally, tap the Manage Storage option to see your iCloud storage usage. Be patient as it may take time to load your usage report.
The iCloud Storage screen shows the amount of data used by Backups, Photos, iCloud Drive and all other apps and services using iCloud storage space for syncing and storage purposes on your iPhone.
If you have iCloud Backups enabled, you should see it among the top five apps/services using the most space in your iCloud storage.
Tap Backups to see which backups are saved in your iCloud Storage and whether you need them or not.
The iCloud Backups info screen will show all backups stored in your iCloud and the amount of storage space each backup is consuming. You may find iCloud backups of your previous iPhone here, and iPad too if you have one.
Tap on an iPhone or iPad backup you wish to delete from the list of all available backups.
On the next screen, tap the Delete Backup button to delete it from your iCloud.
You may get a confirmation dialogue to turn off iCloud backup as well while deleting the backup data for the selected iPhone/iPad device. Tap Turn Off & Delete to confirm the deletion.
It may take a while for the backup to delete. Meanwhile, you can set up your iPhone to back up over iTunes on your computer. It works better than iCloud Backups and is way faster to restore.