How to Get More iCloud Photo Storage for Photo Backup without Paying

iCloud iCloud Storage Last Updated: Jan. 17, 2017

How to Release more iCloud Photo Storage for iPhone/iPad Photo Backup without Paying

iCloud, a cloud storage service pushed out by Apple, contributes a wireless way to backup iOS data in case important files lost accidently. And, it features iCloud Photo Library to automatically upload and store photos, videos from iPhone/iPad to iCloud meanwhile allowing users to access entire library on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, Mac and Windows PC. Everyone can get 5GB free iCloud storage but needs to pay for upgrade plans, 50GB, 200GB or 1T. Yes, you may have almost used up free storage but growing number of photos require you to get more iCloud photo storage. Unwilling to purchase the plans? Here's a solution of how to free up more iCloud space for iPhone/iPad photo backup.

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How to Save iCloud Photo Storage

It is a simple and terrible idea to delete photos to free up iCloud storage in that some precious and private photos will miss forever. How to keep photos securely and simultaneously release more iCloud photo storage? The following two ways will be best answers.

1. Transfer Photos from iPhone/iPad to Computer

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Instead of using iCloud to backup photos, we can take full advantage of third-party photo transfer software to sync all photos from iPhone/iPad to computer without occupying iCloud photo storage.

WinX MediaTrans is innovative media transfer software for iOS devices. It offers a pretty easy solution to transfer any photo stored in Camera Roll and shot by other photo apps from iPhone iPad to computer at a pretty fast speed. You can free download it and free transfer 30 pics everyday.

Next, let's learn how to transfer photos from iPhone/iPad to computer.

iPhone/iPad Photo Transfer

Step 1. Plug your device into computer via USB cable. Unlock screen of your devices and a message appears asking you if trusting this computer. Tap "Trust" to make connection successful. Launch WinX MediaTrans and it will access your device automatically. Now, the main interface is shown. Hit Photo Transfer module to enter the page where photos stored on your devices will be loaded.

Note: You'd better check "Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically" option in iTunes Devices Preferences in order to prevent some data from being erased accidently.

Export Photos from iPhone/iPad to Computer for iCloud Photo Storage Saving

Step 2. Select one or more or all photos from the list and then click Export button to copy them to computer. After the process is finished, the folder where photos are saved will pop up. Otherwise, directly drop and drag selected photos to a specific location.

Tip: If your iPhone storage is almost full, you can delete original photos on iPhone after backup. Also, WinX MediaTrans also offers a solution to delete photo albums synced from computer helping you delete whole album more easily and quickly.


2. Turn off iCloud Photo Library

Turn off iCloud Photo Library

Auto-upload feature of iCloud Photo Library leads increasing photos on iPhone iPad to eat iCloud storage. Go to Settings on your device. Find iCloud > Photos > turn off iCloud Photo Library.

If you have backed up photos to computer following above tip, you can remove iCloud Photo Library backup contents to get more storage. Take iPhone as example. Please head to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage > This iPhone > turn off Photo Library. A message pops up warning you if turning off Photo Library backups and deleting the backup data from iCloud. Tap "Turn off & Delete".


OK, more iCloud photo storage has been freed up. No need to pay for more storage usage, but try alternative way - WinX MediaTrans to backup photos to hard drive and remove original backups.

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