You’ve been getting alerts for days that your iCloud storage space is full? Don’t wait any longer. In this guide, you will find the different steps to get more storage space on iCloud and continue to back up your files.
Better manage your iCloud storage space
Today the cloud (hosting files on the internet) has become a very common technology. However, it has a cost. Each iPhone or iPad owner has 5 GB of free storage space.
This is generally used to store backups of your phone. You can also use it to save photos and videos taken with your smartphone. To do so, you just need to activate the iCloud photo library option.
But beware, photos and videos usually consume a lot of storage space. Now that the iPhone has become the main camera of most users, the need for cloud storage space is growing day by day.
Fortunately there are solutions to clean up your iCloud account. These methods allow you to gain several gigabytes. If this is not enough, you can move part of your photo library to another online storage space. Below is a method to move your photos or videos from iCloud to Google Photos.
Get more iCloud storage
The iCloud online storage service is an integral part of the Apple ecosystem. As soon as you connect your iPhone to your Apple ID, you automatically have a secure space to store all the data produced by your device (photos, videos, backups, files, music tracks, applications, documents, calendars).
As you use your phone or tablet, the number of files stored in the cloud will keep growing. You’ll soon discover that the 5GB of free space offered with each Apple ID is quickly depleted.
If you constantly receive an alert telling you that your iCloud storage is full, don’t worry. Start by cleaning up your files and if that’s not enough, you can increase your online storage space. But before you start buying space, you’ll need to check how much online storage you have left.
- Open your iPhone or iPad settings
- Click on your name and then on iCloud
- Select the iCloud storage option and then on manage storage
- You’ll see the amount of space you have left
Note that on some older versions of iOS, the procedure is slightly different. You will have to click on the iCloud section and then on Storage to check the storage space used. We will now see how to increase your iCloud
- Go back to the page allowing you to manage your iCloud storage
- Press the button change storage package or buy additional storage
- The following screen will show you the different storage packages storage packages offered by Apple
- Select the package of your choice
- Click on the buy button located in the upper right corner of the screen
- Enter your Apple account credentials
The additional storage space is available immediately. If after a few days of use you don’t want to pay anymore or if you prefer to opt for a smaller package, it is possible to change your package. All you have to do is press the downgrade options button