Fix: Not Enough iCloud Storage Error on iPhone

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If you’re getting the message “Not Enough iCloud Storage” Error Message on your iPhone and iPad please see below the steps needed to get out of the error on your mobile.

Not Enough iCloud Storage Message on iPhone and iPad

In general, the error message that reads “Not Enough iCloud Storage” is usually encountered when iPhone will attempt to backup the data it has stored to its iCloud.

This error message points to a lack of storage in your ICloud Account and has nothing to do with be related to the absence of storage space native to your iPhone.

The only way to get rid of the “Not Enough iCloud Storage” error on iPhone or iPad is to clear space on your iCloud Account, or purchase an additional ICloud Storage Space.

1. Turn OFF iCloud Photos

If iCloud Photos is enabled photos you take using your iPhone or iPad will be instantly uploaded into iCloud and take the space of Your iCloud Account.

You can block your iPhone and iPad from uploading images to iCloud by turning off the ICloud Photos.

Start Settings then tap the Apple ID.

Then, navigate to iCloud Photos > then move on the switch next to iCloud Photos to an off position.

In the pop-up for conformation Tap remove from iPhone for confirmation.

NOTE: The above steps are only a way to stop New Photos not being added to iCloud. To free up space you must remove Photos that were previously transferred to iCloud.

2. Remove Videos and Photos from iCloud

The most efficient method to free space iCloud storage capacity can be using save iCloud Photos to your computer and then delete the photos from your iCloud Account.

Go to on your PC and sign in into your iCloud Account. Once you’re in iCloud then select the Photos tab.

In the Photos App Click to the Photos tab to switch to Photos View.

Then step, hit the keys Command + A to choose All Photos and then click on the Download icon. This will begin downloading all Photos from iCloud onto your Mac.

Notice: If you are using a Windows PC Click CTRL + A for All Pictures, then click the Download Icon to download photos onto on your Windows PC.

Once Photos have been downloaded, select the Trash Can icon to Delete all the chosen iCloud Photos.

The deleted Photos will be accessible in Your iCloud Account for 30 days after which they will be removed automatically.

To instantly clear iCloud Storage You will need to delete the Deleted Photos from the Recently Deleted Folder in iCloud.

Click on the Recently Deleted tab in the left-hand pane. In the right-hand pane you can click on the Remove All options to forever erase All photos from the iCloud account.

3. Delete App Data

A number of applications on your device tend to save their data to the iCloud.

Navigate to Settings Apple ID > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups and then tap on your iPhone found under the Backups section.

Next, you can disable the apps you don’t want backing your data to iCloud by shifting the toggle adjacent to Apps off.

In the Confirmation pop-up, press Turn Off & Delete.

It will delete all app Data that the app has stored on iCloud Stored, and will also stop the app from storing information on iCloud.

4. Delete iCloud Backups

You can clear iCloud Storage Space by deleting old iPhone backups (previous iPhone or other devices associated with an Apple ID).

Go to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups.

The next page, you can choose the backup of your older iPhone you wish to erase.

The next page will scroll down until you select the option to delete backup.

In the Confirmation pop-up, press Turn off & Delete to confirm.

This will delete the backup of your previous iPhone from iCloud. It will also stop turning OFF backups to iCloud for the device.

5. Buy More iCloud Storage

As you could imagine, the simplest solution when you are running out iCloud Storage space is upgrading to an upgrade of your iCloud storage plans to be to meet your expanding iCloud storage needs.

iCloud Storage space isn’t too expensive, in comparison to other storage services. Apple makes it easy to upgrade storage, and also to switch back to the Free storage at any point.

Go to Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Manage Storage > tap on Change Storage Plan.

Next, you can choose the Storage Plan you wish to purchase and click on Buy.

When you’ve completed the purchase, you’ll immediately notice the storage space total in your account change to reflect the total amount of storage that is allowed by the new plan.

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