iCloud allows you to backup photos, videos and most important information synced in real-time to access on all your devices. You can easily save space on your iCloud backups by deleting old backups, reducing the size of your backups, deleting app data from iCloud and removing mail from iCloud. It offers 5 GB of free storage space to all its users. This is limited if you have a big collection of photos. If you want to know how to save space on your iCloud backups, then check out the tips given below.
1. Disable HDR:
If you have enabled "HDR" option for your photos on your iPhone, then it will increase the quality of your each photo and create two copies. So it will take half the number of photos to fill up your iCloud backup. So disable "HDR" option on your iPhone. To do so, open "Camera" app on your iPhone and tap "Options" button located at the top of the screen.
2. Check Your Photos:
If you are using iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 sport 8 megapixel cameras, then that can produce photos which are several MB in size and they will get more space on your iCloud backup. So keep an eye on your Camera Roll to preserve the space on your iCloud backups.
3. Consider Alternative Storage Options for Your Photos:
iCloud does not store your photos indefinitely, it keeps a particular photo for 30 days. So you can choose an alternative storage option for your photos. You can store your photos on your computer or cloud storage services. There are several cloud storage services are available such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Flickr and more.
4. Be Careful With App Sizes
This is the important thing that when you download app on your iPhone, they will take so much space. So your average productivity app will usually be of less than 30 MB.
5. App Data is Tricky
Sometime, downloading an app might not affect your iCloud backup space at all but when you start downloading content into it and it suddenly becomes enormous. If you don't need art app, magazine apps, text book apps, manga readers and many more apps, then don't back them up to iCloud. You can choose the data that you want to backup on your iPhone.
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