How to manage and enhance your iCloud storage


iCloud is a reliable service for storing information that you have access to from any Apple device. Yet, as you well know, it is quite limited. Apple offers all its users the opportunity to enjoy 5 GB of storage absolutely free. However, this capacity has not been expanded or improved over the years, so it has become completely inadequate. Today, we will talk about handy tips on how to properly clear your data space.

How to free up your space on your iPhone?

Smartphone is the most usually used gadget today. That is why, it is crucial to clean up your data on it. You can easily delete photos or videos. Yet, one of the categories on your iPhone you cannot delete completely is the Other category. The question is what is the Other in iPhone storage? The Other storage on iPhone includes many large files like system files, temporary files, log and website caches, as well as streaming media caches. It can be challenging to deal with iPhone Other system data, yet not impossible. So what to do and how to get rid of other storage on iPhone to clean up some space? The first option is to update to the most recent version of iOS. Additionally, you can lower the output of streaming cache files. And finally, you can delete large attachments.

How to check your storage?

How to find the source of your full iCloud space? You must enter Settings and click on the profile image, once inside, the corresponding option will inform you of all the volumes that you have signed. You just need to click on this option. Here’s at the top, you will find information about the available memory. Different colors will indicate the main files and their graphics. Here you will find the Manage Storage option, one of the most important if we want to control iCloud. Now you can see exactly what is filling up your space. 

Recommendations on how to update iCloud storage

There are three ways to expand the space on your device. The first is by signing up for Apple One, a collection of services that, depending on your plan choice includes extra space. If a family member adds your Apple ID to their family’s plan, that’s another method to gain more space. And lastly, you may just purchase an independent subscription service and upgrade to iCloud+.

Delete photos 

Photos usually take up a lot of room. You can exclude them from backups and download all media content to your computer. But remember that it is also used on Mac, and the process of transfer to PC will not give any results. You can transfer the data to a Windows computer or another external drive, so your precious memories will always be with you. After that, you can delete all photos and videos.

Clean up old backups

To find backups, you need to:

  • Go to “Settings” – “Apple ID”.
  • Go to “Storage Management”.
  • Click the “Backup” button.

If your backups start taking up too much space, get rid of unimportant data, delete backups you no longer need, and use an alternative backup solution. Once you have found the backups, click on the old one that you will never need again and select Delete Backup. This will free up a lot of space.

Delete redundant files

Redundant and unnecessary files are the main reason why you are running out of space. Accordingly, they need to be removed. You can do this directly on the phone or using a computer. You need to open Settings, go to Apple ID – iCloud, select Manage Storage – iCloud Drive. Find the files you don’t need. To delete selectively, swipe the file to the left and click the trash can icon.

Clean the mailbox

Few people know, but messages with various attachments in your mailbox take up a lot of room. This advice is relevant for those who use Apple ID as their mail and iCloud storage to save emails. Open the Mail application. Find the emails with the largest attachments. Someone may have sent you videos, photos, or music – remove them if the media content has been viewed and downloaded a long time ago. Swipe left on the letter and click the trash can icon. Now go to the Recycle Bin and click the Delete All button to completely erase all emails.


By following the tips above, you can significantly free up room in the cloud storage. When you start checking how much junk is stored on your drive, you will be surprised that most of the data you don’t even use, and it starts to weigh a lot over time. Hope our tips will optimize your iCloud by deleting useless information and adding cloud storage as well.