iCoud Storage is Full? How to Clean?

Do you often get a messages from your iPhone telling you that you have no storage to backup your iPhone to iCloud? And it keeps on requiring you to “Upgrade Storage” just like the screenshot shows below.

iCloud Storage Full

iCloud Storage Full

iCloud gives your only 5GB storage for free, which is always not enough for an iOS device. However, it’s necessary for you to backup you iPhone iPad frequently to avoid data loss. So do you need to upgrade your iCloud account to 50GB, 200GB or 1TB?

You normally needn’t. What you should do is just backing up only what you care about instead of all on your device.  Now let’s get the way to clean your iCloud storage and take the most use of your limited iCloud storage.

How to Clean iCloud Storage

1, Apple allows you to delete old iCloud backup to free up your iCloud storage.

In iOS 9, you can go to Settings app > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage (iCloud). Tap your name of device > Delete Backup  > Turn Off & Delete.

2, iCloud Photos Library takes up your iCloud storage. So you can remove some photos and videos on your device to get more space. Of course, before removing, you can backup your photos/videos to computer.

3, iCloud Drive and iCloud Mail also use your iCloud space. So you should clean these apps to make more room.

Generally speaking, iCloud is useful to backup data on your device, but its storage is limited. So  the best way is that you can use it to save some important texts, such as messages, contacts, safari info, notes or calendar events. But for some big files, such as photos and voice memos, you can choose another way to backup them.


How to Delete Some Photos on My iCloud Photo Library

“I use iCloud photo library to store over 800 pictures that I took with my iPhone. Recently I found there is almost no iPhone space. So I decided to delete some pictures, but it seems that what I deleted will also disappear from my Mac and iPad. So I want to know how to back up my iCloud photos before deleting them.”

iCloud Photo Library enables you to sync photos across all of your Mac and iOS devices and keep all photos up to date on all your devices. So any deleting will be automatically updated on all of your devices using iCloud Photo Library. If you don’t won’t lose your iCloud photos, you need to backup them before any deleting on your iPhone.

How to Backup or Delete Photos on iCloud Photo Library

By using iCloud.com, you can easily download any selected photos and videos from iCloud Photo Library.

After login iCloud.com on your computer, go to Photos category, and click “Select Photos”

View Photos and Videos on iCloud

View Photos and Videos on iCloud

Select the photos that you plan to download to your computer, and click “Download”.

Download iCloud Photos to Computer

Download iCloud Photos to Computer

You can also delete some photos by clicking “Delete”.

Delete iCloud Photos Libaray

Delete iCloud Photos Libaray

Note: To permanently remove photos, you can go to Albums and find the folder named “Recently Deleted“ and clean photos in that folder.

iOS 9/9.3 Problem: Fix Can’t Backup iPhone iPad to iCloud

“Since update iPhone 6 to iOS 9.3, can’t backup device to iCloud, even have tried many methods, such as deleting old backups to free up iCloud space, turning off and on iCloud on iPhone, manually backing up, and automatically backup to iCloud. “

Actually, there are many reasons why you cannot backup your iPhone iPad or iPod touch to iCloud server after update to a new iOS, no matter iOS 9/9.1/9.2 or recent iOS 9.2.1/9.3.

Why I Can’t Backup to iCloud and How to Fix?

1, The data you want to backup is so large.

You can check which items on your iPhone will be backed up to iCloud and the size of these items, such as photos, videos, messages, apps and so on. If they are all some big files, then change your backup plan. Or try to backup them to computer. 

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2, iCloud have no free storage.

If you have no available space on your iCloud server (Free Storage of iCloud is only 5GB), you can’t create new backup. It is time for you to delete some old iCloud backup or pay Apple for a large space. 

To delete old iCoud backup, go to setting > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage. Before deleting, you are suggested backup your iPhone to iTunes first.

Question: If I couldn’t delete iCloud backup after update to new iOS, such iOS 9/9.1/9.3?

Solutions: you can try to delete iCloud backup on computer instead of on your device.

3, Bad internet/wifi network connection.

Bad network connection could stop you backing up your iPhone/iPad to iCloud on computer or on device. So check the network, and make sure it is stable. Or reset network setting by tapping Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

4, iCloud server overload and is so busy.

Sometimes, Apple iCloud server issue could lead to the backup problem. If Apple admit that it is because of its server overloading, just wait for some days.

5, iOS bugs.

After updating to new iOS, you may find you cannot backup to iCloud. And other versions of iOS work well on this point. In this situation, it could be some bugs of new version of iOS. Normally, you can notice Apple about this issue and waiting for bug fixed and another iOS update. 

Other solutions you could have a try.

1, Restore your iOS Device

Firstly, backup your iPhone or iPad to iTunes. And then reset your iPhone/iPad to factory default setting, and then restore with iTunes backup. 

2, Remove your iCloud account and re-login.

3, Force restart you iPhone/iPad by by holding on both home button and sleep button.

Thanks for reading this post and any comments on how to solve iCloud backup problems are welcome here!

iOS 8/9/9.2/9.3 – Fix iPhone Recently Deleted Folder Missing

“I mistalkenly deleted some photos on my iPhone 6 that is running in iOS 9.3. and after deleting, I regretted and want to retrieve some of the deleted items. But unfortunately, I   found Recently Delete is missing. What happened to my iPhone? And how can I got back deleted photos on my iPhone”

Normally, the deleted iPhone pictures will be stored in the Recently Deleted folder on your iPhone Photos app for 30 days. But what if you have no Recently Deleted Albums on your iPhone but accidentally deleted some photos? Will these photos be deleted permanently and can you recover them from iPhone? In this post, we collected some tips to fix this problem and give you the ways to get back deleted photos on iPhone. Suitable for iPhone 6/6s, and iOS 8/9/9.1/9.2/9.3.

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Tips to Fix Problem about Recently Deleted Photo Folder Missing

Collected some tips to get back the Photo album “Recently Delete”. Although all of them are not official or 100% correct ways to fix the problem, you can also have a try.

  • Restart your iPhone: You can restart your iPhone by hold on Home and Power buttons at the same time for a while to restart your iPhone.
  • Reset all settings: Just try to reset your iPhone setting to default by going to Setting > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.

How to Get Back Deleted Photos from iPhone 6s

If you can’t retrieve the Recently Deleted album from your iPhone 6s but have an iCloud or iTunes backup, you also have chance to get back your mistakenly deleted pictures. You can restore your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud backup or extract only the Camera Roll photos from backup by using some iPhone backup extractor tools, such as AnyTrans, which also posted its tutorial: How to download photos from iCloud backup.

You may have some good idea to fix this problem, just share it on the comment section below!

Backup Photos to iCloud or Mac/PC for iPhone 6s/iPad Pro

Recently, my friend Jack asked me a question about how to backup Camera Roll photos on his new bought iPhone 6s. He said that his iPhone is now full of taken pictures of products that he will upload to his company website. And, these files take up so many storage of his iPhone 6s.

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So how to save and backup these photos to some place and then delete them on iPhone? In this post, we tell you two common ways to backup photos on your new bought iPhone 6/6s, and it is also available to save photos on iPad Pro and other devices in iOS 9/9.1.

Method 1, Transfer Photos from iPhone/iPad to Computer

No matter what iPhone or iPad you are using, you can transfer photos from these iOS device to a computer. And there are many methods you can use to save pictures on your iPhone 6s or iPad Pro to computer.

iPhone Photos to Windows 7:

  1. Connect iPhone/iPad to computer.
  2. If you see AutoPlay popup window, click “Import pictures and videos”.
  3. If you don’t see, click “Start” > Computer, find “Portable Devices”, right click and click “Import pictures and videos”.

iPhone Photos to Windows 8:

  1. Connect iPhone/iPad to computer. (if you first time connect, some drivers will be automatically installed.)
  2. Go to “The PC”, right click and choose “Import pictures and videos”.
  3. Select “Review….import”, and click “More options” at the bottom-left corner of the window.

iPhone Photos to Mac/MacBook:

After installing some app on your Mac, you can easily get photos from your iPhone 6/6s or iPad Pro to your Mac computer, such as using iPhoto, Preview, Aperture or Image Capture. However, all of these apps can import only Camera Roll Photos from your iOS devices to your Mac computer. If you want get more than Camera Roll, for example want to export Photo Stream, Photo Library photos, you can try to use more professional tool, such AnyTrans (supports win 7/8/10 also).

Backup photos to iTunes backup:

If you are using iTunes on your computer, no matter Windows or Mac, you could backup your iPhone/iPad. And as Apple said, the iTunes backup you created with your device contains photos. However, you cannot view the photos on your backup except you restoring your device or using some iTunes backup extractor.

Method 2, Backup Photos to Online Drive

If you have no computer around, you can choose to backup your Photos online. The most common way people use to backup iPhone/iPad photos are Apple iCloud Photo Library – you can upload photos to iCloud and access these files on any iOS device or Mac with your Apple ID. However, there are only 5GB storage available. If you have more than 5GB pictures, you have to pay for more online iCloud storage.

Backing up photos to iCloud Photo Library is quite simple, just unlock your device (iOS 8.3 or later), tap Setting > iCloud > Photos, and turn on iCloud Photo Library. After that, photos and videos will upload when Wi-Fi connected and battery charged.

Of course, there are some iCloud alternatives you can also have a try, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive and MediaFire.

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Thanks for your viewing this post about how to backup iPhone/iPad photos to computer/iCloud. And welcome any comments on this topic.


The Photos iCon on iCoud.com is Missing

The owners of an iPhone or iPad to have photos on the Apple iCloud service can not view the photos on icloud.com that are stored in the cloud. As you can see in the picture, the photos app in iCloud has disappeared and users cannot access photos stored on this service.

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It is likely that the service is found missing a few days ago, but surely the desire to synchronize the computer or watch New Year’s Eve photos taken by millions of iPhone users via iCloud is what could cause the problem detected.

All those who have Apple iCloud account and who have not yet realized, can see how the application is not listed among those that are available online so trying to enter the URL iCloud.com/#photos and identifying. Then an error window with the message “Unable to load photos shown. A problem arose while loading the application. “(It seems that this error has been fixed now)

It seems that it is only this application that users can not access, and therefore have no chance to get in to see the photos from the browser, while the synchronization between iPhone and iPad devices still running without any problems.

Currently the causes are unknown but the incident seems strange, since after the recent scandals in which several famous viewed as came to light his most intimate photos, synchronization services and saving images in iCloud is still up close .

Apple not yet ruled on the matter, but the hypothesis that takes more strength is that servers Photos, could have had any problems in recent days and the company itself has decided to remove the application to make the necessary changes before put back into operation.

So no choice but to wait for the Cupertino communicates something about the disappearance of applying iCloud or just wait until the service resumes again.

Resources: http://cincodias.com/cincodias/2015/01/02/lifestyle/1420208554_281449.html

How to Close All Open Sessions in iCloud

The Apple storage service iCloud contains much personal info of the Apple Users. Therefore, as Apple users, we should be careful to protect our personal data in iCloud. People always be careless to open the sessions when using iCloud service, which is dangerous especially when the computer is a public one or used by other people. So it is necessary for us to know how to close all open sessions in iCloud. In this method, we needn’t be worry about someone can access our data because of our oversight.

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How to close all open sessions in iCloud

The first thing to know is that this procedure is recommended that you perform on a computer, since from our iPhone, iPad or iPod we can have some problems to perform the steps listed below. Having clarified this point, the procedure is as follows:

  1. We entered the iCloud website (www.icloud.com) and started meeting with our account by entering our email and our password.
  2. Once we have logged in, click on the option “Settings” you will see in the bottom right of the screen.
  3. Clicking on this option will we open a new screen where you should see a summary of information from our profile iCloud. If you look at the right side of this screen you will see a section with the name “Advanced”, and below this section we will see the option “Data and security.” Click on this option.
  4. We will now open a small popup window with the title “Close all sessions”. This is precisely the option that allows us to immediately close all open our sessions iCloud account, so just click on the option “Log off all browsers” and automatically all our sessions have been closed.

It is important to bear in mind this procedure when using our iCloud account on computers or devices unrelated to ours. Keep in mind that every time we are more used to store large amounts of private information on our bills, not to mention the new option of iCloud photos that stores all our pictures and our videos in the cloud.



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