iCloud is known to be the only reliable cloud storage drive for Apple users. The service is however available for Windows PC users too. Most of the Windows PC users with an Android device in hand chooses for Google Drive. But, if you handy device like Smartphone or Tab and the personal computer is Mac or Windows, iCloud drive will do the best. iCloud let you access your files from any of your supported devices with real-time modification. iCloud storage is used not only storing important data but making it virtually available to access, edit, and save from any device of yours.
Imagine you got to make a presentation on your class project, you have started making it from home on your Mac or Windows PC but could not finish it. You may simply upload the unfinished presentation in the iCloud and while on your way to class you may simply access the same data from your iPhone or iPad making some more progress and finally give a finishing touch to the presentation sitting right in the classroom.
What Should iCloud Storage Plan You Get?
What’s fascinating about iCloud is that whatever changes you make in the files you edit, the modification will be updated automatically in iCloud of all your devices. Thus, you can always start from where you justify. With initial sign up, you will be provided 5GB iCloud Storage instantly for free. This is quite enough for any important tasks unless you intend to save large files.
If your iCloud Storage exceeds the initial storage limit, you will have to upgrade it with paid storage space that is 50GB/month at $0.99 (USD).
How to Manage iCloud Storage?
In case your free iCloud Storage runs out, any new modification in the saved files in iCloud won’t be saved neither the new uploading process will be done. Nor your iCloud email address will work in send and receive messages. In such case, you will have to manage your iCloud Storage or you will have to buy extra storage space.
Before you do that, you may want to check out how much storage is justified in your iCloud Drive.
Check iCloud Storage Space:
If you are using iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, or iPod with iOS 10.3 or above version, you may go through device “Settings” and then type your name. Now, tap on the iCloud option and finally select the iCloud Storage option. iOS users with 10.2 or older version may simply go to the Settings followed by iCloud, and then tap on the Storage.
For Mac users, following the Apple menu and then System Preferences, iCloud, and finally, click on Manage option will get the task done.
If you are using Windows PC, go to iCloud for Windows and finally click on the Manage option.
This way, you will figure out how much space is used or justify in your iCloud Storage. Now that if you see that your iCloud Storage space is running out, you may either opt to buy more space at the above-mentioned price or you may free up some more space from your existing storage.
Free Up iCloud Storage Space:
As you know that your iOS apps are automatically backed up in the iCloud Storage, you may select only the preferred apps to be backed up thus useless apps will not eat up the iCloud Storage space. The same thing is applicable for videos, photos, documents, etc.
You might have backed up many photos and videos in your iCloud Photo Library. Not all of them are useful of necessary I suppose. So, pick up the unnecessary media files and remove them to free up more space in your iCloud.
There is a more typical way to free some more space in your iCoud storage that we usually do for our had drive or other storage space. iCloud is an efficient cloud storage service that carries your important files over the cloud thus you can get to access them wherever you go. If the 5GB free iCloud Storage space is not enough for you, you may get some space or simply avoid uploading large media files.