Free 5GB of iCloud storage is provided to all Apple device owners so that they can back up their data on Apple’s secure remote servers. However, Apple also offers iCloud +, a paid cloud subscription service that provides even more storage space and advanced security tools like Private Relay and Hide My Email.
Apple’s iCloud + costs $0.99, $2.99, or $9.99 per month, depending on whether you choose 50GB, 200GB, or 2TB of extra space. Users of the iPhone and iPad can upgrade their iCloud storage by going to Settings, selecting their profile picture, and then selecting either iCloud -> Manage Storage or iCloud Storage.
Upgrade to iCloud+ from Any Device
Getting iCloud+ is easy on any of your devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. Select your mobile device from the list below to proceed with your easy purchase.
Instructions for Upgrading an iOS Device
- Follow this path: Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Manage Storage (or iCloud Storage).
- Select either Buy More Space or Edit Storage Plan to proceed.
- Pick an option and proceed with the on-screen prompts.
- Upgrading to iCloud+ is as easy as tapping here from any iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 devices.
Mac OS X: Upgrading Basics
- Select Apple ID in System Preferences from the Apple menu.
- Select iCloud from the menu.
- Select Manage from the menu that appears in the right-hand corner.
- Simply select a new plan by clicking the “Change Storage Plan” or “Buy More Storage” buttons.
- Follow the prompts to log in with your Apple ID and continue.
How to Upgrade on Your Windows Pc
- Launch iCloud on your PC.
- To access your storage space, please click here.
- Select the Storage Plan Change button.
- Just pick a package and move on from there.
- After you’ve entered your Apple ID password, click the Buy button.
How Much Storage Are You Using?
Find out in a snap how much space you have left in iCloud with this simple guide.
Choose the top (Apple ID) option when configuring your iOS device. Click the iCloud icon afterward. A pie chart should appear, showing your current usage of iCloud.
If you go to Settings > iCloud > Manage Storage, you can see everything that’s using your iCloud storage (it also tells you how much data each item uses there). You can also delete the app- and service-specific data, but you shouldn’t do that unless you have a recent backup of that data stored elsewhere.
To manage your iCloud account on macOS, go to System Preferences > iCloud, and then click the “Manage…” button.
Both places will show you how much space you’ve used, what kinds of files (like photos, documents, emails, or backups) are taking up that space, and how to turn on or off cloud storage for specific Apple products.