Apple Corporation, no doubt, has produced some fantastic devices with some of the most secure and smart operating systems. The services are also undeniably amazing, but sometimes the iCloud service of Apple gets difficult to manage. The iCloud shows the storage full even when it is empty. Apple Company provides 5 GB of free storage space in iCloud which can be expanded, but you will need to pay a particular amount to expand the storage to a significant amount. For example, to expand it up to 50GB, you will need to pay $1.29 per month. In the same way, the price will rise with the amount of expansion of the cloud storage.
Still, the problem is occurring in the service. Hence it is better to manage the iCloud and clean the additional materials from the service to keep it running. If you do not know how to manage the iCloud storage, then start following the methods mentioned below.
Let’s see how to solve iCloud is full when it is not
There are a lot of things which can fill up the iCloud even without your intentions. But fortunately, you can manage your iCloud and organize them according to your wish.
For iOS Device Users
- Open Settings and tap on the Apple ID which is basically your name.
- Now, scroll down and tap on iCloud.
At this phase, you must be noted the category of the data which iCloud is showing in it. Once you determine the category then follow the steps mentioned below.
Disable the iCloud Features
Toggle off the iCloud Photo Library, My Photo Stream, iCloud Drive, Contact, Mails, etc.
Delete the iCloud emails
It doesn’t matter if you have disabled iCloud storage, if you have email, then the messages will keep storing in the cloud service. You can delete the email to prevent the storage and further delete them from the Manage Storage menu.
Delete the iCloud Backup
Disabling the iCloud backup will not affect the storage but the backup file still lying in the account will take storage space.
- Tap the iCloud Storage graph and select tap Manage Storage.
- Now find the backup and select to delete.
Disable the Document & Desktop Sync
- Open your Mac system and click the Apple icon.
- Now, click to open System Preferences from the menu opened.
- Go to iCloud and click iCloud Drive.
- Disable the Desktop & Document Folders.
- It will disable the sync of iCloud and Desktop & Document Folders.
- Now restart your device.
- It is additional to sign out and then sign in.
The methods mentioned above will help you to manage the iCloud storage using your iOS device or macOS device.
James Thomas is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber-security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for McAfee security products at mcafee.com/activate .