How to prevent your iOS device from backing up with iCloud?

iCloud Backup

For most of the Apple users, iCloud is a very useful tool as it allows you to store your files, photos, and even back up your iOS device by using the cloud storage so, you can easily restore from the previously made backup when needed.

But for some users, a backup on iCloud takes too much space and they would rather backup using iTunes on Mac or PC rather than using iCloud to make a backup for their device.

Nor does the full data takes storage space which you can use to store other things on the iCloud Drive but it also takes a lot of time as everything backs up through Internet while making a backup via PC or Mac takes just a few minutes.

Why people turn off automatic backup for their iOS device:

  • Takes too much storage space
  • Slow internet connection
  • Capped Wi-Fi connection from your ISP
  • Takes a lot of time
  • Worried about your iCloud account getting hacked

For most people, their privacy is the topmost priority and they can’t afford to get their information stolen through a hacked iCloud account so, they prefer not backing up to iCloud Drive.

How to prevent your iOS device from backing up with iCloud

  1. Go to Settings > (Your Name)> iCloud.
  2. Scroll down and look for iCloud Backup, tap on it.
  3. Tap the toggle next to iCloud Backup to turn it off.
  4. You will receive a popup saying that your device will automatically back up when you sync with the computer, tap OK.
  5. Now automatic iCloud Backup will be turned off for your device.

What this will do is prevent your iPhone from automatically getting backed up to iCloud and you will be only able to make a backup of your iPhone/iPad with iTunes when you connect to a Mac or PC.

Sometimes making a backup is good because when things go wrong then these backups come in handy but at the same time, these backups take up much space on iCloud Drive.

The base storage of iCloud Drive is 5 GB and instead of a backup, you can store many other things there.

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