How To Customize Your iPhone iCloud Backup

Most iPhone and iPad users rely on iCloud Backup to keep their data safe, even if they don't realize they are using it. You can customize which apps backup to iCloud if you look in the right place in the Settings app. If you want to stick with iCloud's free storage plan you may need to do this to remain under the limit. You can learn about this and more in the new Guide to iCloud course at https://macmost.com/icloud

Comments: 5 Responses to “How To Customize Your iPhone iCloud Backup”

    Jill Burkett
    4 months ago

    I have my backup on my iPhone and iPad to just backup google maps 1.2 mb contacts which is only 106 contacts, safari, Game Center and Siri. It shows I use 4.8 GB of 5 GB. I don’t understand, I don’t backup mail, photos, games, calendars, messages, or anything else. When I figure out how to print my contacts I’ll stop backing that up too.

    4 months ago

    Jill: Are you looking at the list like I show in this video? Those apps you mentioned aren’t usually shown in the list. But the list should add up to your total, or close to it. Are you confusing your total iCloud storage used with the backup storage used?

    Jill Burkett
    4 months ago

    On manage storage next line shows apps using iCloud I have everything turned off except contacts, notes, safari, Game Center and Siri. It does not list the usage, but that should not be 4.8 GB. I have seen on the internet other people complaining about the same thing. For 2 years everything has been off and I keep getting messages iCloud almost full.

    4 months ago

    Jill: After you tap on Manage Storage, you next need to find the like with Backups Tap on that. Then tap on your device. Then you will see what I show in the video.

    Jill Burkett
    4 months ago

    That is correct I have done that and nothing there is being backedup. like I said other people on the internet are saying the same thing as me. I understand how the backup works, and that mine does not work properly.
    Thank you for responding and for your time.
    Best regards,
    Jill

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