The truth is, we all collect some old, outdated, no-longer necessary files over time, but the good news is deleting them easy, and can really help free up your iCloud space. A: Your applications themselves are not stored in iCloud, but only on your device and in your iTunes library. This will bring up a Hidden Purchases screen similar to the Purchased view, with only those items that have been hidden displayed, and options to unhide items rather than downloading them.
This will show a list of your device backups and applications currently storing data in iCloud and you can remove the data for individual applications from here.
The lowest hanging iCloud storage fruit ripe for pruning can be found in Mail and you can liberate a lot of space by deleting everything from your Junk and Trash folders — Go to Mail and click Trash in the left sidebar, press Command + A (Select All) and then hit Delete. Going forward, you can limit how much Junk and Trash cruft accumulates on iCloud by automatically deleting items after a set period of time — I’ve configured Mail to automatically delete Junk and Trash items on iCloud after one month. If for some reason you feel a need to back up Trash and Junk, you can store it on your Mac. Q: I recently upgraded to the new iPhone, so on I backed my old one up and restored it to the new one.
It’s a good idea to do this manually immediately after you delete your old iCloud backup to ensure that you have a current backup of your data just in case. Note that you can also make an on-demand backup to your computer using iTunes at any time, even if you normally use iCloud for automatic backups. If you're limited on iCloud storage space, you can manually decide what app data you want, and what you don't.
If you're on a free iCloud storage plan, you are probably already aware that you only get 5GB to store your information. Turning off app data doesn't mean that apps will not return to your device during an iCloud restore, it just means the app's data will not return. We'd suggest saving any documents or photos to your computer frequently to free up storage space.
Now you can be more selective when deciding what gets backed up to iCloud, so that nothing unnecessary is taking up valuable storage space.
Instead of just being able to house your contacts, calendars, Photo Stream, and backups, iCloud Drive can act as a central repository for lots of different kinds of files. If you find yourself needing more iCloud storage, you can add it at any time right from your device.


Tap on the Buy More Storage or Downgrade Options button, depending on which storage plan you have.. Deleting old backups from time to time is a great way to free up some extra space for other things.
Now you'll be able to expunge old backups so that your iCloud storage isn't cluttered with stuff that you don't need anymore.
The lowest hanging iCloud storage fruit ripe for pruning can be found in Mail and you can liberate a lot of space by deleting everything from your Junk and Trash folders a€” Go to Mail and click Trash in the left sidebar, press Command + A (Select All) and then hit Delete. Going forward, you can limit how much Junk and Trash cruft accumulates on iCloud by automatically deleting items after a set period of time a€” I’ve configured Mail to automatically delete Junk and Trash items on iCloud after one month. If you created a backup for one or more devices on your iCloud account, you can to delete one or all of these backups whenever you want.
Once you delete a backup for a particular device, iCloud backups will automatically become disabled for that device. Instead of deleting the entirety of your backup, you can remove certain apps from being included in the backup. DisclaimerThis website is not owned by, is not licensed by nor is a subsidiary of Apple Inc. We'll answer several questions here each week, and of course, you can always get help with more immediate concerns from the iLounge Discussion Forums. Some applications will store their data in iCloud, but this is usually optional and does not apply to every application.
In fact, if an application is removed from the App Store for whatever reason, it will also disappear from this purchased apps list. In Mail, right click (two-finger tap) on Junk (or Trash), select Get Account Info and then Mailbox Behaviors. Then click the Summary tab and then under Backups > Automatically Back Up, select This Computer and then Back Up Now to seal the deal. This will display a list of all of the device backups stored in iCloud, with the device you’re currently using listed at the top and indicated as such. Once you’ve made this initial backup, your device will continue to be backed up to iCloud automatically one every 24 hours as long as your device is plugged in and connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Or you can of course upgrade your iCloud storage plan if you want to store all your things, all the time.


Likewise, if you find you've added too much, you can also downgrade to a lower tier any time, and the change will be reflected in your next billing cycle. In my experience, a lot of folks don't realize there are old backups stored in iCloud they may not need. Apple provides 5 GB of free iCloud storage, but as with all things concerning space, you can run out of it.
If you recently upgraded to an iPhone 6 or newer device, you may still have old backups from previous devices taking up space on your iCloud account. It should be noted, that this isn’t the most optimal way to free up storage, but is an alternative.
If you have more, you need to manage your iCloud storage by backing up needed data and deleting the rest. You can see not only your overall usage (bottom of the above window), but also how much space each app is using by clicking on its icon. If I select the option to delete the backup from my old iPhone from iCloud will that also erase the stuff from my phone? The information stored in your iCloud Backups is just that—a backup, or copy, of what is currently on your iPhone. One way you can free up some additional storage to use elsewhere is by manually choosing what app data gets stored, and what won't. If you decide to turn these off, just make sure you're okay with losing the data within them in the event of a restore. If you are looking to save the most space I would suggest removing Photos and other large apps like Outlook that take up a ton of space and may continue to grow.
Apple only provides 5 GB for free and 1 TB maximum, and while higher capacities are cheaper than ever, if you don't want to pay more, you're going to have to clean some stuff out.
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