Apple’s iCloud service is a great way to store documents and backups in the cloud, but the space isn’t limitless. Here’s how to check how much free space you have left in your iCloud account on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
How to Check iCloud Storage Space on iPhone or iPad
Checking your available iCloud storage space is easy on an iPhone or iPad. First, open the Settings app. In Settings, tap the avatar or name of your Apple account.
Scroll down your account screen and tap iCloud.
On the iCloud summary page, you will see a bar graph showing how much of your iCloud storage space is in use. To find out how much is left, subtract the amount used from the total space available.
In this example we have 5 GB total and 2.4 GB in use. 5 – 2.4 = 2.6, so we have 2.6 GB available in our iCloud account.
If you want more information about how your iCloud space is being used, tap “Manage Storage” just below the graph. On that screen, you have the option to clear iCloud storage used by certain apps.
How to Check iCloud Storage Space on Mac
Open System Preferences to check your free iCloud storage space on a Mac. Then sign in to iCloud if you haven’t already. Then click on ‘Apple ID’.
On the “Apple ID” screen, click on “iCloud” in the sidebar. You can see your available storage space in a bar chart at the bottom of the apps list.
To learn more about how much space each iCloud app is using, click the “Manage” button next to the storage bar chart.
What to do when the iCloud Space is running low
If you run out of space on iCloud, you can easily upgrade your storage plan for a monthly plan. To increase your storage space on an iPhone or iPad, launch Settings and tap the avatar icon of your Apple account. Then tap iCloud> Manage Storage> Change Storage Plan.
On a Mac, open System Preferences and click “Apple ID”. Then click on “iCloud” in the sidebar and select “Manage …” in the bottom corner of the window. When a new window appears, click on “Buy more storage” and you can select a new iCloud storage plan.
Alternatively, you can also free up iCloud storage by deleting older device backups or possibly storing your photos and videos elsewhere (but be careful not to delete anything you haven’t backed up). Good luck!
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