However, by default, iOS backups are set to occur automatically every day. This could fill up storage space too quick. Even worse, a lot of people might have two or more devices associated with a single Apple ID reaching the 5GB limit in a matter of days.
However, there’s yet another option—you can turn off automatic backups from within iCloud settings. This allows you to make sure storage space isn’t utilized at times when you need it the most. You can backup your phone when you’re sure you have space to do the deed.
Here’s how to disable automatic iCloud backups on iPhone, iPad, and iPod:
Go to device Settings.
Tap on [your name].
Tap on iCloud.
Scroll a bit, then tap on iCloud Backup.
Toggle off iCloud Backup.
Remember that backing up your iPhone is absolutely essential and you shouldn’t delay doing it. Automatic backups, in a way, is a lifesaving feature. But disabling it poses risks as it reduces the frequency you backup your iPhone, thereby endangering your data in case of an unwanted event.