When you try taking pictures on your iPhone, or just wish to create an iCloud backup, you get a message saying iCloud storage is almost full, Not Enough Storage, or Not Enough iCloud Storage. Don’t stress out yet. In this post, we will show you how to check storage usage and how to free up iCloud storage space on your iPhone 7/7 Plus.
Steps to check iCloud storage usage on iPhone 7
If you own an iPhone 7 or iPhone 6/6s running iOS 9 or later, navigate to Settings > iCloud > Storage. This will load your iCloud storage. You can also see the usage of your iCloud storage by tapping Manage Storage.
The good news is that the new iOS 10.3 is going to add a feature called iCloud storage breakdown, which lets you know what are hogging your iCloud storage space.
Steps to free up iCloud storage on your iPhone 7
Before diving in, you first need to make sure to create a backup of what you are going to remove in iCloud.
Step 1: First, you need to delete backups in iCloud or stop transferring some items from your iPhone to iCloud backup by heading to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage > Your iPhone Backup.
Step 2: You now head to Settings app > iCloud > Photos to disable iCloud Photo Library.
Step 3: You can also delete some photos in Photos app on your iPhone. The deleted photos should be also removed from iCloud server completely after 30 days.
Step 4: You need to clean your iCloud Drive and remove the items you don’t use any more.
Step 5: Now, you’d better stop using iCloud email, or delete some emails in iCloud.
That’s all there is to it. Got any questions about fixing “iCloud storage is almost full” on your iPhone? Let us know in the comments below.
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