Most Apple users use iCloud cloud storage for storing personal data and backups. For free they get 5 GB of space in the “cloud”, if not enough, we buy additional storage.
Contacts, notes, documents, and photos are synced through iCloud so you can access them on other devices. If you often use the power of the cloud, this article is for you.
If you have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you can use iCloud cloud storage as soon as you log in to your Apple ID account.
You can choose which services to use. On your phone or Macbook, open Settings and click your name and iCloud. You’ll see a bar indicating the amount of storage available to you on Apple’s servers. You can also specify the apps that will use iCloud here.
For Macs with the macOS Catalina operating system, it’s the same. In previous versions of macOS, you have to click on the iCloud icon in the system settings.
If there is a switch for apps, you can allow or deny them to use iCloud. Different apps can access iCloud for different purposes. Mail sets up your Apple mailbox with @mac.com, mi.com, or iCloud.com addresses. Contacts, Calendars, Reminders and Notes syncs content between your Apple devices with active iCloud. You can also use macflypro to clean your cache.
If you have icloud storage full, use the tips below.
Let’s start with an easy one – reboot your device. To clean your smartphone’s cache, we recommend rebooting it twice a month. This action will help you remove temporary files from the device that accumulate on it during usage and downloading content.
Clearing the mail cache and Safari. To clear the “Other” section on your iPhone, it’s worth removing the temporary files of your email client and browser. If you save pages to a reading list in Safari (so you can open them without accessing the Internet), it makes sense to periodically clear this pool of pages.
To get rid of the cached files of the Mail app, you will have to uninstall the program completely and install it again. Otherwise, even after deleting all the emails, hidden files of the application will remain and take up space in the iPhone storage. You can also use the macfly pro service to uninstall.
Deleting offline app content
Don’t download music to your iPhone. If you still download music to your smartphone, it’s time to take a closer look at music services – Apple Music. They allow you to listen to millions of songs online without downloading them to your device or taking up useful storage space on your device. And if you’re already using streaming music services, you should check to see if you’ve downloaded songs from them so you can listen to them without an internet connection. These tracks also take up space in iPhone memory and it may be time to clear them.
Deleting offline maps. Many navigation applications – Yandex.Navigator, Google Maps, Maps.me and others – offer to download location maps so that you can navigate by them without access to the Internet. For travel this feature is indispensable, but if you have already returned to the native wi-fi and local 4G mobile, it might be worth clearing the storage space of your device and removing the offline maps? Especially since they require constant updates and take up more and more space each time.
Deleting photos from iCloud
Photos most often take up the most storage space. To delete photos from iCloud, you will need a laptop or computer. From it, you need to go to your AppleID account, then go to the photo section and select the files you want to delete.
Then on the left side of the screen, enter the “Recently Deleted” tab. Here, also click the “Delete All” button. Only after this action will there be more free space in your storage. Unload the photos before deleting them to another storage medium that you don’t need as much.