If you come up against iCloud’s free 5GB storage limit, there are a few ways you can slim down on the space you use. The obvious answer is to get rid of any unwanted data, but we’ve detailed a few obscure options below. Your final option is to buy more space.
It’s an obvious one, but a quick clear out of unnecessary iWork documents can really free up a substantial amount of space.
Head into your iCloud Mail account and empty your trash – a full can of emails and attachments will eat up space fast.
In iCloud’s System Preferences, tap the Manage button and check out your device back-ups – lose the old to free up space.
On your iOS device, head into the Settings app, then iCloud to manage which apps are backed up. Bigger apps will hog the space!