If you back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you’ll have a copy of your information to use in case your device is ever replaced, lost, or damaged. If you reach or exceed your iCloud storage limit, learn how to manage your storage and where you can buy more. We’re going to share you some solutions to fix some other common issues.
How to see how much iCloud storage you have on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch?
- If you’re using iOS 10.3 or later, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud. Tap iCloud Storage or Manage Storage.
- If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage.
What happens when I go over my iCloud storage limit?
If you exceed your iCloud storage limit, photos and videos won’t upload to iCloud and your library won’t stay up to date across your devices. To continue using iCloud Photos, upgrade your storage plan or reduce the amount of storage that you’re using.
How to buy more iCloud storage?
When you set up iCloud, you automatically get 5GB of storage. You can use that space for your iCloud backups, to keep your photos and videos stored in iCloud Photo Library, and your documents up to date in iCloud Drive. If you need more space, you can buy more iCloud storage. Plans start at 50GB for $0.99 (USD) a month. If you choose 200GB or 2TB plans, you can share your storage with family. Learn more about plans and prices in your region.
How to free up more space available in iCloud?
You can free up storage in iCloud by deleting content—like old iCloud Backups, photos, videos, files, mail, and text messages—that you’re not using. Before you delete anything, you might want to archive or make copies of some of important information you store in iCloud. iFonebox is an excellent iOS backup extractor which is able to download whatever from the backup to your computer to keep them safe or for further use. Compared to iTunes, it enables you to choose target data to restore without restoring the whole backup.
Get an “Unsupported Apple ID” error when you try to sign in to iCloud from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch?
Depending on how you created your Apple ID, you might not be able to set up iCloud with your current Apple ID. If your Apple ID works with the iTunes Store, App Store, Game Center, FaceTime, or other Apple services, your Apple ID should work for iCloud. Contact iCloud Support for help.