Clearing iCloud – How to Clear iCloud Space on Your iPhone

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iClould is a great way to backup information on your iPhone, and Apple offers it free to everyone. But you might be surprised how quickly your iCloud space can fill up. Keep iCloud backups of all your photos, videos, and text messages, and before you know it you will have no room left. And remember, your storage space is offered per Apple ID, not per device. This means that if you have more than one device saving to iCloud, your storage space will fill up even quicker. So today, we’re going to discuss on how to clear iCloud and free up some much needed space.

Part 1.How to View How Much iCloud Storage Space You Have

Before we go erasing a bunch of data, we should first check to see how much space you have left in iCloud - you might not even need to clear iCloud space yet. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: On your iPhone, go to your Settings option.
Step 2: Click on iCloud
Step 3: Click on Storage

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Under the “Storage” heading you will see how much of your space you have used. If you want to learn how this space has been distributed, click on “Manage Storage”.

Part 2. How to Clear iCloud on iPhone to Free up Space

Okay, so your space is almost full and you have decided that you better clean up iCloud a little. Here’s what to do next:

A) Turn off Backup Apps That You Are Not Using

Before actually clearing any of your data, let’s start by turning iCloud off for any apps that you are not using. These apps can often take up unwanted and unneeded storage space, leaving less room for the things that you actually want to keep. Here’s how:

Step 1: On your iPhone, go to your Settings option.
Step 2: Click on “iCloud”
Step 3:Swipe the one’s you don’t want to save into off mode.

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B) Delete Old iCloud Backups

When it comes to iCloud, your old backups are probably taking up most of your space. These backups can extend way back in time, to when you owned your first iPhone! Chances are, you don’t need most of these backups, so go ahead and clear iCloud space. Here’s how:

Step 1: On your iPhone, go to your Settings option.
Step 2: Click on “iCloud”.
Step 3: Click on “Manage Storage”
Step 4: Select the device you would like to erase data from.
Step 5: Scroll to the bottom of the new window and click “delete backup”

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C) Reduce the Size of Your iCloud Photo Library

In today’s day and age, we are all master photographers, and our phones are our new photo albums. Most of us store photos on our devices that are years old, and many that we have already developed or simply don’t need anymore. And photos are a huge culprit for taking up space on our iCloud. Here’s how to clean up iCloud:

Step 1: Head over to Photos app
Step 2: Tap Photos at the left bottom of your screen
Step 3:Tap Select on the right upper corner, choose one or more photos to delete
Step 4:Then click the icon of Dustbin, and confirm deletion by tapping Delete Photo

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D) Delete Files in iCloud Drive

Okay, so now we’ve deleted all of our backups, and we’ve cleared out some unneeded photos. Now it’s time to clean out the rest of our iCloud drive. Here’s how:

Step 1: Launch iCloud Drive from the iOS home screen
Step 2: Click Select and choose files to delete
Step 3: Click Delete and confirm to remove selected files

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When you do this, all of the data and files associated with the selected apps will be removed from iCloud, freeing up a great deal of iCloud space.

Part 3. How to Save iPhone Space –Free Clean Up

Does your iPhone always run out of storage? After knowing how to clear iCloud space, you may want to save your iPhone space. There’s a decent amount of space to grow into iPhone, but photos, music, and mysterious files can eat up all the space before you even know it. It may even run out of storage at some key moment. No one likes to be forced to delete apps or photos to get more space.

So what can you do to free up more space? Don’t worry: here comes Free Clean Up Helper-iMyFone Umate Pro for Windows or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac , the free function of clean junk files allows you to release space just with one click.

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Features of 1-Click Free Up Space:

  • It is totally free to clean junk files and temporary files for freeing up more space;
  • It can compress your photos losslessly for more space or backup and delete the photos;
  • It can scan the large files in your phone to delete them and remove your unused apps;
  • With more than 25 analyzing technologies, it can scan and analyze data before you delete them.

Let’s start to free up more space:

Step 1.Download the software on your PC and then connect with your iDevice.
Step 2.Click "Quick Scan" for a full space-saving analysis on how much space can be saved.

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Step 3.After scanning, it is clear that you do have huge space to save. You can click the clean button to clean up the space.

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After cleaning, you will see how much space has been released and how much more can be released by the other functions as the interface shows. Choose any part to continue.

Part 4. Will iCloud Storage Lead to Privacy Leak?

iCloud is part of the internet. And anytime you are part of the internet, you risk your private information being exposed. While iCloud is considered to be relatively secure, we’ve all heard about the horror stories where unflattering pictures get leaked all over the internet. Well, your data is no different. If your phone is connected to the internet, you always run the risk of personal or confidential information getting out to the public.

For this reason, we suggest never storing any private, personal, or confidential information on iCloud. But even if it’s not on iCloud, it’s still at risk. Did you know that just because you have deleted something from your phone, doesn’t mean it’s actually gone? Anyone with a good piece of software or a little bit of technical information can easily retrieve all of your data and use it however they see fit.

The solution? iMyFone Umate Pro for Windows or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac can help to ensure that all private information is actually deleted, and deleted for good.

Why choose iMyFone Umate Pro:

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  • 100% protect your personal privacy by erasing private data permanently;
  • help protect your personal data including messages, contacts, call history, photos & video, browsing data, etc.
  • erase your messages and attachments of third party apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, Kik, Viber, and 10+ more;
  • keep your private data safe when selling, recycling or donating your iPhone.

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Here’s how to use it to erase your private files:

Step 1: Install iMyFone Umate Pro on your computer, and then connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable.

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Step 2: Launch Umate Pro, and choose Erase Private Data; click on Scan.
Note: If you also want to erase your deleted data, you can choose Erase Deleted Files to help you.

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Step 3: Once it has finished, all of your private data will be visible on the screen. Choose those you would like to permanently erase, and then click “Erase now”.

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Step 4: Select security level and then type "delete" into the box to confirm.

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Step 5: After you manually type "delete" into the box to confirm your action, click the Erase Now button.

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At this point, all of your selected files will be permanently erased from your iPhone. Always make sure that you don’t need access to them anymore, because once you use iMyFone Umate Pro to delete them, they will not be retrievable.


In conclusion, after you clear iCloud space, you should always be aware of privacy concerns. iClould is a great way to backup your photos and files, but you should never save anything personal or confidential in the Cloud. Once it’s there, it’s open to leaks. If you have personal or private information that you need to keep that way, you can permanently delete it from your iPhone using iMyFone Umate Pro. Keep your confidential information confidential, and give Umate Pro a try today!