How to View Your iCloud Backups

If you backup your iOS devices to iCloud, you may want to see how much iCloud storage each device is using. In order to do this, you will need to find your iCloud Settings within iOS or OS X. In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to do just that. This tutorial does not require any additional plugins or applications for either iOS or Mac OS X.

Viewing iCloud Backups – OS X

To view your iCloud backups within Mac OS X, launch the System Preferences application. To do this, look towards the Apple Toolbar and click on the Apple Button which is located towards the lefthand side of the menu. When you do this, a drop down menu will appear. From this menu, click on the System Preferences option which is the fourth option from the top of the menu.

System Preferences

Look towards the center of the System Preferences window. Under the “Internet & Wireless” header you will see an option labeled iCloud. Please click on this option.

Internet & Wireless, iCloud

Look towards the bottom of the iCloud window and click on the button labeled Manage. When you do this, a drop down menu will appear.

Manage

From this drop down menu, click on the button labeled Backups. This button is located to the lefthand side of the drop down menu. From here, you can view the size of your iOS backups as well as the date they were last backed up. You can also delete your backups by clicking on the delete button which is located towards the lower lefthand corner of the box where your backups are located.

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Viewing iCloud Backups – iOS

If you would like to view your iCloud backups on your iOS device, launch the Settings app. Once the app has fully opened, scroll down until you see a button labeled iCloud. Tap on this button.

ICloud

Scroll down to the bottom of the application, you will see an option labeled Storage & Backup. Please tap on this option.

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Look towards the center of your screen. You will see an option labeled Manage Storage. When you tap on this option, you will be brought to a screen where you can view and delete your iOS backups. If you scroll down to the bottom of the screen, you can view the amount of storage third party apps are using on your iCloud account.

Manage Storage

And that wraps up today’s Switching To Mac tutorial! Check back tomorrow for more iOS and OS X tutorials, reviews and news!

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