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How to fix not Enough iCloud storage space error on iPhone. If you see a “not Enough iCloud storage” error message on your iPhone or iPad, you can find steps to eliminate this error message on your phone below.
There is not enough iCloud to store messages on iPhone and iPad
Normally, when iPhone tries to back up its data to iCloud, an error message “not Enough iCloud storage” usually appears. This error message means that there is a lack of storage space in your iCloud account, and has nothing to do with the lack of native storage space on your iPhone.
Therefore, the only way to fix the “out of iCloud storage space” error on iPhone or iPad is to free up the storage space in your iCloud account or purchase additional iCloud storage space.
Turn off iCloud photos
When iCloud Photos is turned on, the photos you take on your iPhone or iPad will be automatically uploaded to iCloud, occupying the storage space in your iCloud account.
You can prevent your iPhone or iPad from uploading photos to iCloud by turning off the iCloud photos option.
Open Settings > tap on your Apple ID. Next, go to iCloud > Photos > move the toggle next to iCloud Photos to OFF position. On the conformation pop-up, tap on Remove from iPhone to confirm.
Note: The above steps will only prevent new photos from uploading to iCloud. To free up storage space, you must delete photos that have been uploaded to iCloud.
Delete photos and videos from iCloud
The easiest way to free up iCloud storage space is to download iCloud photos to your computer and delete them from your iCloud account.
Visit icloud.com on your computer and log in to your iCloud account. After entering iCloud, click the “Photos” tab. In Photos App, click on the Photos tab to switch to Photos View.
Next, press Command + A keys to select All Photos and click on the Download icon to start downloading All Photos from iCloud to your Mac.
Note: If you are on Windows PC, press CTRL + A to select All Photos and click on the Download Icon to download Photos to your Windows PC.
After Photos are downloaded, click on the Trash Can icon to Delete All the selected iCloud Photos.
Deleted photos can still be used in your iCloud account for 30 days, after which they will be deleted automatically. To free up iCloud storage space immediately, you must delete the deleted photos from the “Recently Deleted” folder in iCloud.
Click on Recently Deleted tab in the left-pane. In the right-pane, click on Delete All option to permanently Delete All Photos from your iCloud Account.
Delete app data
Many applications on your device tend to back up their data to iCloud.
Go to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups > and tap on your iPhone located under ‘Backups’ section. On the next screen, disable the Apps that you do not want backing up data to iCloud by moving the toggle next to the Apps to OFF position.
On the Confirmation pop-up, tap on Turn Off & Delete.
This will delete all application data stored by the application on iCloud Stored and prevent the application from storing data on iCloud.
Delete iCloud backup
You can free up iCloud storage space by deleting old iPhone backups (previous iPhone or other devices linked to your Apple ID).
Go to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups. On the next screen, select the Backup of old iPhone that you want to delete. On the next screen, scroll down and tap on Delete Backup option.
On the Confirmation pop-up, tap on Turn off & Delete to confirm.
This will delete the old iPhone’s backup from iCloud and prevent turning off the iCloud backup for that device.
Buy more iCloud storage
As you might imagine, when you run out of iCloud storage space, the easiest option is to upgrade your iCloud storage plan to something that meets your growing iCloud storage needs.
iCloud storage space is not expensive, Apple makes it very easy to buy more storage space and revert to the free storage space plan at any time.
Go to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Manage Storage > tap on Change Storage Plan. On the next screen, select the Storage Plan that you want to go for and tap on Buy.
After completing the purchase, you will immediately see the total storage space in your account change to reflect the total storage space allowed by the new plan.
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