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How to save space on iCloud storage

Currently, one of the most precious things is storage space, whether on the physical device or in the cloud. The latest iPhone models have plenty of space, however, iCloud (Apple?s cloud) remains only 5 GB free, which is very little for the vast majority of users.

However, even if you rent extra storage on iCloud, you will certainly only want to use it for important / necessary data.

Then, we will teach in this article how to optimize the storage of your iCloud, removing apps from backup and unnecessary data.


Some applications at the need to be included in the ICloud Backup, as they save your data on the internet or back up independently. Therefore, such apps must be disabled in iCloud Backup so they don't take up precious storage space unnecessarily.

First, go into Settings your name iCloud To manage Storage Backups your iPhone.

Thus, a list appears with all the applications you downloaded. So, analyze it one by one. Turn off and touch ?Deactivate and Erase?On those apps that don?t need to be backed up:

Which apps can be disabled on backup?

In short, they are all the apps where you just need to login to have access to data and information, such as social networks for example.

Here is a list of the most popular apps that can be disabled in iCloud Backup:

  • WhatsApp (if you want a backup of your conversations, configure in the application itself. The backup made on iCloud Drive, however, totally independent of the general backup of the iPhone)
  • Telegram (conversations are synchronized on the service's own cloud)
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tweetbot
  • Google Maps
  • Google Drive
  • YouTube
  • Gmail
  • Outlook
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Google News
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • PicPay
  • PayPal
  • Free market
  • S $
  • MEGA
  • Dropbox
  • OneDrive
  • Nubank
  • Banco Inter
  • Box
  • Uber
  • 99
  • Spotify
  • Deezer
  • Snapchat
  • Netflix
  • Tumblr
  • Waze
  • Pinterest
  • iFood
  • Rappi
  • Uber Eats
  • Snapseed
  • Page Manager
  • 500px
  • Pocket
  • Evernote
  • Airmail
  • Wunderlist
  • Apple Support
  • Apple Store
  • zoom
  • Spark

Certainly, there are more apps than those listed above. However, if you have any questions, comment with us!


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