iCloud Back Up Warning Messages Annoying You? Here’s a Fix

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Fed up with those annoying iCloud backup warning messages? No need to chuck your phone out the window just yet. There are some simple steps you can take to ensure those warnings occur a little less frequent — and it won’t cost you $20 a year for an extra 10 GB.

Pictures, videos, apps and music eat up the most storage space on iPhones. (Duh.) Taking up the most iCloud storage: your camera roll. Hands down, the camera roll is likely your biggest space-eating culprit. But there’s a fix. Just keep reading.

Still, every iPhone is different, depending on the apps that have been downloaded. For instance, I like photography, so the apps eating up my storage space on my iPhone (besides the Camera Roll) include:

  •      I-Motion HD, a time lapse photography app
  •      Retro camera, offers vintage filters for your photos
  •      Video edit, which (obviously) edits video


Other apps known to eat up space include: Twitter, Tweet Deck and even Starbucks. Others that store up information, eating up valuable iCloud space include Skype and Evernoten — so clean up, clear out and delete unnecessary videos and notes if you use those apps.

To see which apps on your phone are taking up the most space follow these steps:

  • Open the settings app
  • Tap iCoud
  • Scroll down to Storage & Backup and open it
  • Tap Manage Storage
  • Select your iPhone


From there you’ll see all your apps listed in order of decreasing size. You can pick and choose which ones you want to turn off and delete. But the best way to free up space is to turn off the camera roll.

You don’t have to worry about your photos not being backed up because Photo Stream does that for you. It saves 1000 of your latest photos in an online album for 30 days. You also have the option of deleting the ones you don’t like.

Another tip: delete your unused apps. If you haven’t used an app in the last month or two — do you really need it? Probably not.

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