Are you getting e-mails or message from Apple on your iPhone or iPad saying that your iCloud storage is full? They will look something like the 3 message below.
Your iCloud storage will be reduced to 5 GB on 01/14/2016.
However, you are currently using more than 5 GB.
Unless you take action before your downgrade takes effect, backups to iCloud will stop, and apps will no longer be able to save documents to iCloud. You can either free up storage or cancel your downgrade to keep your current storage plan for another year.
To continue using these iCloud features without interruption, you can cancel your downgrade by selecting a different storage plan:
1.On your iOS device, go to Settings and tap iCloud
3.Tap your current plan, then choose from the options presented
For more information on managing your iCloud storage, please read this Learn how to manage your iCloud storage >.
The iCloud Team
If you are seeing these pop ups or emails you really only have 2 options. Pay for more stop the backup and have no backup of your iPhone or iPad. Learn how to solve this problem below!
Option 1: Pay for more storage through iCloud on your iPhone or iPad. If you want to do this you can go to Settings > iCloud (about half way down) > Storage > Buy More Storage. You can then select 50GB, 200GB or more. I would start with the smallest amount then go up after it fills up. Good news is this happens in the background and there is nothing you have to do. Bad news it will cost at least $5 per month.
Option 2: You can turn off your iCloud backup then plug your phone in to your computer and run the backup every few weeks. This is what I do and you could too! So here is how to turn off iCloud backup. Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup > Uncheck "iCloud Backup". You will be asked to hit OK again to verify you know that you are stopping the backups. Once iCloud backup is turned off you then will have to plug your iPhone in to your computer every 2-3 weeks to perform a backup. Good news this is easy! First install iTunes or run it. You can get iTunes here if you do not have it already. Once you are running iTunes and your phone is plugged in your phone should show up like below.
Then from there click on the iPhone icon. Once you click on that you will be brought to a screen that will look like the screen below. Please note: if iTunes asks for you to setup a new iPhone you want to do that DO NOT ALLOW IT TO DO A RESTORE FROM AN OLD BACKUP.
Once you see the screen above click on "Back Up Now". You can then follow the progress at the top of iTunes. It should say syncing or back up depending on what part of the process it is at. Good news is this is a free backup that takes little time. Bad news is that you have to manually do this once a week or every few weeks.