Having the ability to back up data using the iCloud is of course a very useful feature for iPad users. However, it's worth remembering that you only get 5GB of free storage space - if you want anything above that, you'll have to pay for it. If you have several devices, the chances are you'll go over that 5GB fairly quickly. This is why it's worth deleting old backups every so often so that you can free up space. Here's how to delete old backups from iCloud.
- The first thing you need to do is launch the settings app, then navigate to iCloud > Storage backup > Manage storage. Backups for all the devices connected to iCloud using the same Apple ID should subsequently appear.
- The next step is to choose the backup you want to delete. Once you've done that, hit 'delete backup'. You should be asked whether you want to turn off the backup and delete all backup data from iCloud. Hit 'turn off and delete', and you're done.
Creating a new backup for your iPad is also simple - here's how you do it.
- Go back into the iPad settings menu, and select the iCloud tab in the left-hand side menu. Here you'll find the iCloud settings, which will let you pick and choose what you want to back up. The most important information you'll need to back up are your documents and data.
- Once you're happy with your settings, set up the automatic backup by choosing the Storage and Backup option. If you want your iPad to create a backup automatically, just set the tab to the On position and the device should do the rest.