You can free up space by doing the following steps.
So, even if you regularly access these files from Apple's iCloud server, you won't run out of space on your Mac. The steps below will show you how to use it. Choose files to Scan. If you want to delete large files, you can just click on the Large & Old Files.
iCloud is not additional space that you can use to supplement your hard drive. It's space in the cloud for you to store/synchronize files. It's more akin to a USB drive that you connect to your Mac - just because you connect it doesn't mean your internal hard drive instantaneously grow in capacity.
iCloud Drive, part of the iCloud family of products and services, works like Google Drive or OneDrive. It's a file storing and sharing platform that you can use to create, access, and share files while on the move. The iCloud is a file hosting service available on the web, Windows, macOS, iOS, and iPadOS.
Yeah! You'd be surprised how well Microsoft's products work with iPhones, iPads, and Macs. OneDrive gives you 5GB for free, the same ridiculously small storage space as iCloud. There's a $1.99 per month subscription that nets you 100GB of storage, which is just okay.
Uninstall Applications You Don't Use The applications you have installed on your Mac are taking up space, of course. You should uninstall them if you don't need them—just open a Finder window, select Applications in the sidebar, and drag-and-drop the application's icon to the trash can on your dock.
Note: These screenshots were captured in the TikTok app on iOS.
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Android users are already using Google Drive as their default cloud storage and synchronization platform, but now iOS users can also use Google Drive for all their cloud storage needs. Yes, Apple devices are already iCloud -centric, but using Google Drive for most of the file uploads can be viable alternative as well.
This is located under the Apple Menu>About This Mac>Storage>Manage. You can also recover local storage space on your Mac without selecting that option. Open iCloud Drive in the Finder, Control-click a file, and choose Remove Download.
No matter how many iPhones, iPads or Macs you buy, Apple only provides 5GB of free iCloud storage.
On iOS, you can find your folders and documents in the Files app in iOS 11 or the iCloud Drive app in iOS 10 and older. On the Mac, you can access iCloud Drive on the web or via a Finder window.