“Once you’ve upgraded your iPhone to iOS 5, you’ll want to set up iCloud, but the default settings will leave you without much storage room to spare,” Jill Duffy reports for PC Magazine.
“If you own an Apple device, you definitely want to take advantage of iCloud. It has several incredible features, including the ability to track down a lost or stolen device (Find My iPhone, Find My Mac),” Duffy reports. “But when I set up iCloud on my iPhone, I found one major catch: I got 5GB of back-up storage space free, and out of the gate, I was already using 4.8GB! How could that be? I don’t have that much stuff on my phone. I poked around my iPhone’s Settings until I figured out how to customize iCloud to better optimize my free allotted storage. After about three minutes, I had gone from using 4.8GB to having 4.8GB remaining. Success!”
Full article with what you need to know to similarly free up space in your iCloud here.