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Tips to Solve iCloud Says Not Enough Storage

“When I try to back up my iPhone to iCloud, it told me that there is not enough iCloud storage available. I want to save my little child’s videos to iCloud for backup. Is there any solution to make the backup possible? I need some help. Thank you.”

Many people prefer iCloud backup as it could save local space on your iPhone. But the iCloud storage is limited. When you try to back up your data to iCloud, it may reminder you “This iPhone cannot be backed up because there is not enough iCloud storage available.” What would you do if you are tolded no sufficient storage message but actually you do have ? If you are in such situation, this article is worth reading. We've brought you some tips you should try when iCloud says not enough storage but there is plenty of it available.

Tip 1: Check with Apple

When iCloud says not enough storage but there is, please ensure if there is a problem with iCloud server. Check with your Apple server and get to know about any problem. If there is a problem with the iCloud server or iCloud server is under maintenance, the iCloud storage information will not be updated in time or updated correctly.

Tip 2: Delete the Unnecessary Data Using iCloud Storage

When there is a lot of space and still iCloud says not enough storage, the next tip is to check the iCloud storage and see what data type is consuming more space. Delete that particular data and make space. To execute this, open Settings > Apple ID (your name) > iCloud > Manage Storage. Now check the data types and delete accordingly.

Tip 3: Check iPhone Used Storage

It is possible that your iPhone is using more storage than iCloud available storage and that's why iCloud says not enough storage when there is. For this, it is suggested to erase some unwanted data and apps in your device. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and check what apps are eating more storage and how much. Remove them accordingly.

Tip 4: Delete iCloud Backup

If iCloud still says not enough storage, you can export important data from your old iCloud backups and then delete the backup to leave more space for your new backup without any worry.

If you choose this method, we would recommend use iRefone to help you. With this software, you could export up to 16+ kinds of data in your iCloud including messages, notes, contacts, call history, WeChat, WhatsApp etc. Follow below steps to get to know how to export data from iCloud.

Step 1: Run iRefone and choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” as recovery mode. Then you will see the interface below. Log in to iCloud account with Apple ID and password.

Step 2: After log into iCloud account, the program can find all iCloud backup backup files in your iCloud account. Choose one iCloud backup you need to recover data and click “Download” to start the download of your iCloud backup.

Step 3: When the downloading is finished, it will ask you choose the data you want to preview, just choose the data category that you need to retrieve.

Step 4: Preview these data in the software and choose these you need to recover to PC or device.

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