Problem: Your iCloud storage is full.

Problem Statement:

Many Apple device users encounter the persistent notification stating,

“Your iCloud storage is full. Some features cannot be used until you free up space or purchase additional storage.”

Or something like this:

iCloud notification

This notification not only disrupts the user experience but also hinders the functionality of iCloud-dependent features. Users are left grappling with the dilemma of either compromising on device functionality or investing in additional iCloud storage. Addressing this issue requires a comprehensive understanding of the factors contributing to iCloud storage consumption, along with effective strategies to optimize storage usage without compromising user convenience and data accessibility.


Create a user-friendly iOS and macOS application designed to identify and manage large files, particularly videos, stored within the user’s iCloud account. This app will enable users to:

  1. Scan their iCloud storage to identify the largest files, focusing on videos that consume significant space.
  2. Provide an intuitive interface displaying the identified large files along with their sizes and locations within iCloud.
  3. Offer options to download selected large files to a local computer or external USB storage drive for safekeeping.
  4. Facilitate the deletion of downloaded files from the iCloud storage, freeing up space without permanently losing the content.
  5. Implement robust security measures to ensure the privacy and integrity of user data throughout the scanning, downloading, and deletion processes.
  6. Include user-friendly tutorials or prompts to guide users through the steps of managing their iCloud storage effectively.

By developing this application, users will have a convenient tool to identify, download, and remove large files from their iCloud storage, thereby resolving the persistent issue of storage congestion and enabling uninterrupted access to iCloud-dependent features on their Apple devices.

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