How to change what iOS apps can store their data in iCloud

iCloud storage space can be a precious commodity, especially if you don't want to pay anything beyond the initial 5GB Apple offers for free. One way to make sure you're maximizing space and saving it for important things, like backups, is to make sure apps you don't care about aren't storing stuff you don't care about. Fortunately, there's an easy way to control just exactly which apps get to store what data in iCloud, and you can do it right from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad?

How to customize which iPhone and iPad apps can store data in iCloud

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap on iCloud.
  3. Now scroll down once again and tap on Documents & Data.
  4. Here you can see what apps are using iCloud to store data. Tick off ones you don't need, or turn off the feature altogether if you'd like.

That's it! Be sure to check your apps and let me know if you find any major space-eating offenders!