Apple gives everyone iCloud uses 5 GB of free storage space, which for the most common user is more than ample, but for some it's not enough. iCloud Drive is used for backup, iWork and other documents, but also mail if you use @ mac.com, @ me.com or @ icloud.com addresses.

If your iCloud storage is full, then you need to get more storage by paying for it according to the plan. But if you don’t want to buy more storage then you can manage your storage of 5 GB according to your convenient by deleting files and backup.

How to manage your iCloud file storage from iPhone?

  • First check the status of your iCloud storage and find out how much space you have available.
  • Go to Settings>iCloud>Storage & backup on your iPhone. You can get the available and used storage space of your iCloud.

Manage your iCloud file storage on iPhone

To manage your iCloud storage, press “Manage storage” and then click on the backup file that you want to remove. Click the red “Delete Backup” button to remove the backup file.

Manage your iCloud file storage from Mac

  • If you are a mac computer user, then also you can clear the storage of your iCloud account.
  • Click on “Apple” icon and click on “System Preferences”, and then select iCloud.
  • Click on “Manage” button. You will get the used and available iCloud storage.
  • Click on the backup name in the left column to remove. Click on “Delete” to free up the storage space.

Manage your iCloud file storage from Windows PC

  • If you are a windows user and want to delete your iCloud backup files directly from your windows computer then you should have iCloud control panel installed on your Windows computer.
  • Download and install the iCloud control panel for windows.
  • Open it and click on “Manage”.
  • Select the Backup from the left column to remove.
  • Click on “Delete” option to remove it from your iCloud account.

How to expand the space on iCloud?

  • If you do not want to delete some of your backups, the solution is an upgrade of the site, or completely disable backup, which is not recommended.
  • Select Settings.
  • Click on iCloud.
  • Touch Storage.
  • Choose Change agreement for space.
  • Now you can see options and prices for upgrades. You can select from 25 GB, 200 GB, 500 GB or 1 TB (1,000 GB) of storage space.
  • The money for the upgrade will be deducted from your iTunes account.
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