iCloud automatically backs up your iOS devices to keep your data safe. If you have a few devices, these backups can take up quite a bit of space.

iCloud defaults to backing up as much as possible. If you have some apps with content that you don’t want to back up (e.g., content already saved to Dropbox or backed up elsewhere), you can manage which apps are backed up and save some space. Keep in mind that iCloud also backs up any settings that your app has–disabling backups for an app stops iCloud backing up any part of it.

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage
  3. In the “Backups” list, tap the device you want to manage
  4. Turn off any apps that you don’t want to back up

Image 1-16-17, 11-43.png

Deleting old device backups

Whenever you replace an iPhone or iPad, iCloud can restore an old backup onto your new device. However, iCloud then starts a new backup-each device has its own backup, even those that have been restored from a previous backup.

Once you’ve set up your new device, you can delete the old backup and free up several gigabytes of data.

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage
  3. In the “Backups” list, tap the device you want to manage
  4. Tap Delete Backup

Image 1-16-17, 11-40.png

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s