Effective Management of iCloud storage and iOS Device Backup!

25 February 2015

Denver: While the developers just think of iPhone app development, users are worried about the app storage, device backups and synchronization. Apple understands that the device backups will be useful only if the process is automatic and it’s done regularly. That is why the feature is backed by iOS and is being handled by iCloud. Before the existence of iCloud the method followed to back up an iOS device was, connecting it to a computer and synchronizing it with iTunes. But streaming music and other cloud services became more frequent and so the need of synchronizing iPhone or an iPad with iTunes became outdated.

So, for backing up iOS devices, iCloud Backup is a better option than syncing it with iTunes, as it happens automatically whenever the device is connected to a charger or a Wi-Fi network. This might happen every night for most of the users. Though it’s convenient, users backing up a lot of content while having a limited amount of storage, their iCloud allotment may fill up very quickly. So the device warns users when their iCloud storage is full; but managing the iCloud storage could be a complicated and frustrating process for most of the users.

So here is a step by step procedure to manage the iCloud storage efficiently while baking up the device regularly:

  • As iCloud is basically a cloud service, you will be able to manage your storage settings on Mac or an iOS device and is not possible on iCloud.com. To start up with, navigate to the settings on your iOS device, scroll down a bit and tap on iCloud section.
  • The next screen which appears will show you the iCloud account associated with your iOS device, available storage, few options for family sharing and the services that are currently synchronizing to your iCloud account.
  • Users can choose to stop synchronizing calendars, contacts, reminders, etc., using the toggle switches. In order to manage your iCloud space or to upgrade to a new plan, you can just tap on Storage heading and proceed on.
  • The total storage refers to the total iCloud space you are presently subscribed to. If the available space is less than 10 GB, you would find it difficult to back up your device.

If you have upgraded your iPhone or iPad recently, multiple backups for iPhone or iPad may appear in the iCloud's list of backups. So, viewing these settings on your device, the exact backup file correlates to your device by saying "This iPhone" or "This iPad". You can also delete old backups of previous devices; this frees up your space while keeping your latest iPhone or iPad backups intact. Tapping on some particular apps might also allow you to delete few portions of the data in the backup file while keeping the backup information intact.

So now, getting back to the main iCloud storage screen, users can disable and delete all the photos by tapping on iCloud photo Library. This must be done if and only if you are confident that the photos are saved somewhere else. Once you choose to disable and delete the photos, you will be having 30 days before Apple removes them completely.

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