For many users, iCloud is the only way to back up iPhone or iPad (iOS). However, Apple offers only 5 GB of cloud space for free with plans starting at $ 3.50 per month. This standard amount is insufficient for many people and is often met with the warning that storage is full and that backup has not been performed.
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If this is your case, check out how to manage and delete all files to empty iCloud on iPhone. The procedure was performed on an iPhone 8 with iOS 12, but the tips also apply to other models of the Apple phone.
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Step 1. Open iOS Settings and tap its name at the top of the screen. Then tap "iCloud";
Access iCloud Settings Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. In the "Apps using iCloud" list, you can choose which apps can use cloud storage. Tap "Manage Storage" to delete the files;
Setting up apps using iCloud Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. Tap the app for which you want to erase the data stored in iCloud. Then tap "Delete Data" and confirm by tapping "Delete";
Deleting iCloud Files Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora
Step 4. To delete old backups, open "Backups" and select the backup you want to delete;
Access backup settings Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora
Step 5. You can erase data individually from each backed up application by unchecking the right selection box of the app. To delete the full backup, tap "Delete Backup" and confirm with "Disable and Delete".
Deleting a backup from iCloud Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Proto! Take advantage of the tips to free up space on your iCloud.