How to Manually Manage what Data Backs Up to iCloud?

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iCloud allows you to manually manage which data backs up to your iCloud account. To do so, you need to turn Off any app that you don't want to backup. You can easily change which apps backup to iCloud and remove existing backups of that app's data from your storage. To learn how to manually manage what data backs up to iCloud, check out the steps below.

Here are the steps to Choose What App Data Gets Backed Up to iCloud for iPhone and iPad:

  1. Open "Settings" on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap "iCloud" tab.
  3. If you are using iOS 8 or later, then tap "Storage" and select "Manage Storage" option.
  4. If you are using iOS 7 or earlier version, then tap "Storage & Backup and select "Manage Storage" tab.
  5. Tap the name of your iOS device. Here, you can only manage iCloud data for the device your are currently using.
  6. Turn OFF any apps that you don't want to backup located under "Backup Options". Move slider from right to left to turn OFF any app.
  7. Tap "Turn Off & Delete" button.

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