iCloud free space is not enough to do, iCloud as a cloud service provided by Apple, users can get 5GB of cloud space for free, if more than 5GB of space we need to buy space, so there is no other way to solve it? Here's a look at it.
Before solving this problem, we first need to know what users like to save in iCloud. Generally speaking, users store the most files in iCloud in these four categories: photos, backups, manuscripts and data, and mail.
In iOS 8.1, Apple provides the "iCloud Photo Gallery" feature, which allows you to upload the entire gallery of your phone to iCloud, and provides two storage modes, one is to store the original files of photos both locally and in iCloud, and the other is to store the original files in iCloud. One is to store the original files in both local and iCloud, and the other is to store the original files in iCloud and the optimized low-resolution preview photos in iPhone, while the latter can greatly reduce the local storage space.
iCloud backups are very comprehensive in terms of setting information, including the wallpaper used, apps that disable notifications, and even the screen brightness you adjust are recorded. So much so that when you are done restoring from iCloud, this phone functions exactly the same as the device that provided the backup before.
Second, the Photo Gallery is backed up in iCloud. After iOS 8.1, the Photo Gallery is also known as the "iCloud Photo Gallery", and since the previous version had a full photo backup solution, there was a "Camera Roll" option in the photo backup, but now the two have been Now the two have been merged into one.
3. Documents and data
The data here mainly includes the documents stored by the software such as Pages, Numbers, iMovie and so on. Now with iCloud Drive, this kind of data can be edited and used as a standalone file, instead of just being a backup of data within the app. And this editing and use can achieve cross-platform real-time editing, real-time synchronization.
There is nothing to emphasize about mail synchronization, including all the mailbox information you set, as well as drafts, categories or flag information, etc.
The above is the data we often use iCloud to save, so icloud space is not enough to do, how to effectively use the 5GB of free space.
1、Use the third party cloud instead of "iCloud Photo Gallery"
Pictures occupy the largest space among the above-mentioned files that users like to store, and for users who like to take photos, 5GB storage space is really too little. So the first step is to close the iCloud photo gallery, and we can put these photos into the third-party large-capacity network disk.
2. Close the internal data backup of some applications
Go to Settings-iCloud-Storage-Manage Storage Space, from here we can see the detailed directory occupied by iCloud. In the backup, there will be the name of each iOS device that has been backed up, and you can see the details of the space occupied by each application that has been backed up.
For the content between these apps, some of them do not need to be synchronized, such as offline maps, imported videos, etc. These files can be re-downloaded and will not be lost permanently, so there is no need to backup them.