Over 100 celebrity iCloud accounts were recently compromised. This event has become known as “The Fappening”, as nude images of celebrities spread all over the internet. Stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst and many others were affected. Who is next?
You sure don’t want it to be you. And though we are sure this celebrity stalker is not looking to get your private images and videos, having all your data sync to the cloud isn’t always good. You don’t want to forget and have your kids’ iPad get certain files, for example.
We thought it was important to show you how to turn off iCloud auto upload features, as we know many users simply don’t put much attention to Apple’s cloud service. All we want is our devices to work, right? We don’t always want to read all the details and just press “continue” or “yes” during our smartphone set-ups.
Let’s go over the necessary steps!
How to turn off iCloud auto upload
- Turn your iOS device on.
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap on “iCloud”.
- From there, you can simply turn on/off which details you want to sync or not (Photos is at the bottom).
Now, if you want to completely get rid of iCloud, you can simply go to Settings > iCloud and find the “Delete Account” towards the bottom. Your data will no longer be backed up, but you can still back up via iTunes.