Apple will offer you fixed iCloud storage depending on the storage plan you have selected. At some point, you may find that the iCloud storage is full and you still want to back up more data. Upgrading your iCloud storage can fix this issue. In this article, we will show you exactly how to upgrade iCloud storage. One common question that comes up when you are thinking of upgrading iCloud storage is how much it will cost you. iCloud storage has four plans. These are as follows:
- Free 5GB storage.
- 50GB at $0.99 per month.
- 200GB at $2.99 per month.
- 2TB at $9.99 per month.
Part 1. How to Upgrade iCloud Storage on iPhone
If you reach or exceed your iCloud storage limit, you can just buy more storage by changing a larger iCloud plan. Upgrading your iCloud storage on iPhone is simple. Below, we have outlined the steps that should show you how to upgrade iCloud storage on iPhone:
Step 1: For iOS 10.3 and above: Open Settings, tap [your name], tap iCloud, and tap iCloud Storage or Manage Storage.
For iOS 10.2 and below: Open Settings tap iCloud and then tap Storage.
Step 2: Click Change Storage Plan or Buy More Storage.
Step 3: Select a Plan.
Step 4: Click Buy. Follow the onscreen instructions.
It’s simple and easy to upgrade iCloud storage on iPhone by following the above steps and your iCloud storage will be upgraded immediately.
Part 2. How to Upgrade iCloud Storage on Computer
You will have the ability to upgrade your iCloud storage using both a Windows PC and a Mac. Below, we will show you step by step to upgrade iCloud storage on both computers.
Step 1: Open the Apple Menu and then select System Preferences. Tap iCloud.
Step 2: In the bottom-right corner, tap Manage.
Step 3: Tap Buy More Storage or Change Storage Plan.
Step 4: Select a Plan.
Step 5: Tap Next and then enter your Apple ID password.
On Windows Computer
Step 1: Launch iCloud for Windows.
Step 2: Tap Storage.
Step 3: Tap Buy More Storage.
Step 4: Select a Plan and then tap Next.
Step 5: Input your Apple ID password. Tap Buy.
After you upgraded your iCloud storage, it will be upgraded immediately. You’ll be billed every month for your storage plan unless you downgrade your plan and you’ll get an email to remind you of the upcoming payment each month.
Note: Apple will only offer you 5GB storage for free on iCloud, far less than many needs. If you don’t want to spend any extra fee to upgrade your iCloud storage, there are options available for you.
Part 3. No Need to Pay an Extra Fee to iCloud Storage Anymore
Actually, you don’t need so much space on iCloud to back up your stuff, and your private and sensitive should not be backed up in iCloud for iCloud storage may lead to personal privacy leak. You may think that this space will keep your private data safe. However, this is not the case. iCloud is not as safe as its users perceive it to be.
The best way to avoid a privacy leak is to ensure that you have no private data on iCloud. Make sure your private data is kept strictly on your iOS device. If you do not actually need the private data, you should delete it permanently. It is not recommended that you use the normal way to delete your private data from your iOS device. This is because the data can be recovered quite easily. You wouldn’t want this to happen.
The best way to erase your private data is through the use of a third-party tool known as iMyFone Umate Pro for Windows or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac . The good thing about using iMyFone Umate Pro is that after you use it to delete your private data, it cannot be recovered. This tool is available for use on both Mac and Windows PC.
The features that this tool will offer you include:
- It’s free to clean up junk & temporary files on your iPhone freeing up more space and making your iPhone run fast like it was new.
- You will have the ability to erase your personal data permanently, including messages, call history, photos, videos and more.
- You can erase messages and attachments of third-party Apps, including Viber, WeChat, WhatsApp, Kik, and over 10 more third-party apps.
- You get to preview even the deleted files on your iPhone and use the tool to erase them completely without any possibility of recovery.
Erasing your confidential data using iMyFone Umate Pro is not complicated. The following steps should help you do it.
Step 1: Install and launch iMyFone Umate Pro on your PC or Mac. Connect the iOS device to the computer.
Step 2: Click the Erase Private Data tab, click "Scan". Wait as the device is scanned.
Step 3: Preview and select the private data you wish to delete. After selecting the data, click Erase Now button.
Step 4: Type "delete" into the box to confirm. Of course if you want to change the security level, you can click the link to change the level. Please read the security level settings carefully.
Step 5: After you manually type 'delete' into the box to confirm your action, and then click the Erase Now button to erase the private data.
While the tool is deleting the private data, keep the device connected to the computer and also avoid using it for the program to work properly. To avoid damaging your data or device, don’t stop the erasing process mid-way.
If you use iCloud to back up your iOS device, it can become full. You can get more storage space by upgrading the iCloud storage. This article will show you how to upgrade iCloud storage. iCloud is not as secure as it seems. Therefore, avoid storing your private data on iCloud since privacy leaks are possible. The best way to delete your private data is through the use of iMyFone Umate Pro. This tool will delete the private data with a 0% chance of it ever being recovered.