How Can Backup Storage Be Adjusted on an IPhone 5?


Quick Answer

To adjust the backup storage settings on an iPhone 5, tap on "settings," then "iCloud," then either "Storage" or "Storage and Backup," then finally tap on "Manage Storage." From this page, users can decide what files on the iPhone they want to backup to the iCloud.

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How Can Backup Storage Be Adjusted on an IPhone 5?
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The iPhone 5 uses an Apple service called iCloud to backup files such as pictures, music and emails. iCloud is a form of cloud storage that uses a system of remote servers to store and send information between various Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. Use the following steps to manage and adjust the iCloud backup settings on an iPhone 5.

  1. Tap on "Settings" and then "iCloud" on the iPhone
  2. Navigate to the iCloud settings through the settings menu. The settings menu has an icon that looks like a series of gears.

  3. Tap on either "Storage" or "Storage and Backup" in the iCloud settings.
  4. If the iPhone 5 is running on iOS 8 or a later version, then tap on the "Storage" button. If the iPhone is using an operating system earlier than iOS 8, then tap on "Storage and Backup."

  5. Tap on "Manage Storage"
  6. From here, users can determine which programs and files they want to be backed up onto their iCloud storage. iPhone users are given a certain amount of iCloud storage, but more storage on iCloud is available for purchase.

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