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Learn iCloud Week: Free up iCloud space

Maxing out your free 5GB? Try out these tips in part seven of Learn iCloud Week

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If you come up against iCloud’s free 5GB storage limit, there are a few ways you can slim down on the space you use. The obvious answer is to get rid of any unwanted data, but we’ve detailed a few obscure options below. Your final option is to buy more space.

1: Do you really need that file?

It’s an obvious one, but a quick clear out of unnecessary iWork documents can really free up a substantial amount of space.

2: Trash the trash, delete the sent

Head into your iCloud Mail account and empty your trash – a full can of emails and attachments will eat up space fast.

3: Lose your old iOS back-ups

In iCloud’s System Preferences, tap the Manage button and check out your device back-ups – lose the old to free up space.

4: Assess your app back-ups

On your iOS device, head into the Settings app, then iCloud to manage which apps are backed up. Bigger apps will hog the space!

5: Perform an iPhone spring clean

Having a clear out of your iDevice’s apps, music, notes and other items can really help to slim down your back-ups.

6: Buy more space!

As a last resort, you can always buy more iCloud space. This can be done from your iOS device or Mac, and it’s great value.

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