Steps to selectively back up app data over iCloud

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By defaults, iCloud gives you 5GB of free cloud storage and if you have no plan on upgrading your storage plan, chances are that you will be struggling to store all of your videos, photos or personal data in the iCloud.


If you are now on a free iCloud storage plan, transferring your photos or documents to your computer serves as the only way to get more storage space. Luckily, Apple allows you to choose what app data needs to be backed up to iCloud on your iPhone and iPad. In this guide, we will show you how to do that.

Steps to selectively back up app data over iCloud

Step one: First and foremost, you are supposed to launch the Settings app from your home screen. Once you are done, all you need to do is to tap on iCloud to proceed

Step two: Next up, you are supposed to tap on Storage and then tap Manage Storage

Step three: Once you are done, tap on your device. Note that you can only manage your iCloud data for the device you are now using

Step four: On the next page, you will see all of the apps you can back up app data for. All you need to do now is to tap on the toggle next to any apps you don’t want to create iCloud backup for. After that, tap on Turn Off & Delete in the popup menu

The idea behind this is get more storage space if you are running out of your storage limit. In reality, you can easily upgrade your iCloud storage plan to store all the things. To check how much storage space you have left, you need to head to Setting, tap on iCloud and find where it says “Storage” to see how much space you have left in your iCloud account.

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