iCloud backup settings

We have a number of iDevices in our household. All devices are linked to the same iCloud account for sharing apps, music and photo’s. The free 5 Gb storage is slowly running out. I could pay for more space but found that changing my backup settings bought me some time before this is really necessary.

Remember the rule of three for backups? iCloud provides the off-site backup. Make sure to backup what you care about. (and not everything when space is limited)

Open the settings app on your iDevice, goto iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage > Backups (this device)
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Switch off all apps that you don’t want to backup to iCloud. I switched off Evernote (already on their servers), Video Star (exported to camera role) and some more data hogging apps. This saved me the money for extra storage.

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Working in a DevOps team is the best thing that happened to me. I like challenges and sharing the solutions with others. On my blog I’ll mostly post about my work, but expect an occasional home project, productivity tip and tooling review.
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