The Apple ID that you created and use on your iPhone includes certain features, such as iCloud storage.
This storage is typically used to store data from the apps on your iPhone or iPad, as well as storing backups of those devices. But the free option for iCloud only includes 5 GB of data, and that data can be used up very quickly.
If you are getting warnings that your iCloud storage is full and you are unable to complete a backup, or if you are curious how much iCloud space you are using, you can find this information directly on your iPhone.
Our guide below will show you how to find this information about your iCloud storage.
The steps in the article below were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9.3. These same steps will also work for other iPhone or iPad devices using iOS 9 or higher.
Here is how to check remaining iCloud storage from an iPhone –
- Open the Settings menu.
- Select the General option.
- Select the Storage & iCloud Usage option.
- Find your iCloud Storage information in the iCloud section on this screen.
These steps are also shown below with pictures –
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap the General option.
Step 3: Tap the Storage & iCloud Usage button.
Step 4: Your iCloud storage information is shown in the iCloud section of this screen.
If you wish to see additional information about the files and apps that are using your iCloud storage, then tap the Manage Storage button. Then you can see information about backups, iCloud Photo Library, and additional apps that store data in iCloud.
Now that you know how to check the amount of space that you have left in iCloud, you can decide whether or not you need to purchase additional iCloud Storage.
You probably noticed that you can check the storage on your iPhone from the screen shown in step 4 above. If you are running out of storage and need additional space to install new apps, or download videos, then click here to read our guide to deleting items from your iPhone.
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