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Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Ev0d3vil, Dec 12, 2015.
as above.. Just finding out if it's worth spending for 50gigs of storage.
You do need those icloud storage?
Yes, one for me, one for wife. $24 a year total for both.
(Why not make this a poll?)
Yes, I pay for the 50 GB tier. Kinda sucks that it went up to C$1.29/mo earlier this year, but it's not too outrageously expensive or anything.
Yes, 5gb is just low enough to be useless. So I'm suckered in to yet another Apple "upsell by way of mediocrity" and pay for the 50gb.
Yup, I upgrade, if only because icloud photo library already takes up 7+ gb. Add in icloud backups and I am using about 15gb a month.
Yeah the 50gb.
Yes, I paid for the 50 Gb plan.
I have almost 30 Gb of backup/photos
NO. basic stuff like contacts goes to the clouds for fast phone turnover if needed (or pull a number when phone not nearby). Very small upload this so well under plan.
Everything else goes to backups at home to the what leads to NAS storage at some point.
I think iCloud is a sheer waste of money considering little to no control over individual files.
My private files are best kept on my own personal cloud, that is my computer's very own hard disk.
Well i have no choice since 5GB is an insult when they sell you 16 GB phone. How the **** can you backup 16 GB phone with 5 GB storage? let alone 64 or 128 GB one.
i know ... at least phone back up should be unlimited
full backups - computer
cloud - google drive
media - NAS
You specify what you want to backup up more selectively. Rest goes to the iTunes sys backup to the computer. its nice to have the phone talk to the mothership as it were once in while I find. Noting about apple mobile products screams 100% independent of a link to the real computer ever. I love the hell out of my mini's and phones. To the point mini and phone tethering is so vital to me I cracked my screen really bad one night in a stupid attack one night and was at the PX next day getting a new one. But...as vital as it is, it needs to bow down to the boss as it were check in with the MBP once i while. same as when a PC user. When resources limited pick the data that matters most to the cloud.
The 5 gb can be looked at as 2 things. Its typical "drug dealer" tactics where the first hit free or cheap to bite the hook for return business.
Or its them being conservative and did not like worst case scenarios of large scale data spamming. I work in IT so will actually opt to say this was the driving factor. some seem to think I hate apple or are pessimistic towards them.
A few years back the skies opened up, the IT money rain fell and our our san quickly reaching limits was replaced with new high speed, high TB capacity dell equillogics. My manager at the time and the san admin said this will feed the masses data wise for many many years. I said in typical bitter jaded IT vet mode gave it 2 years till we back here again. I was wrong, sort of....it was a little under 2.5 years. If you build it, they will come. We didn't change data use or storage policies...so the same (ab)uses that filled the old one were in play to run a train in time on the new one.
M$ got flack for changing their cloud stuff. One of my issues with the cloud and subs to it is prices and terms of contracts can change. Which I foresee...as Microsoft kind of acted like point man in this realm and found the ambush of consumer hate the hard way when the dream of large space for free met reality and reality won.
Yup, I have the 50 gig option.
My main reason for having it is to have all my pictures safe.
I keep a disk in my bank, and one at mt brothers house in addition to icloud.
Better safe than sorry
Nope. I found Onedrive to be by far the best cloud storage option since I get 1 TB for paying for Office anyways. I turned off all iCloud stuff and have my photos/videos automatically uploaded to OneDrive.
Most of what takes up space are OS related items and app installations. The data itself doesn't take up as much space in many instances. I've had 16 GB phones for a while usually only having a gig or two free and went with 64 GB only recently having anbout 20 GB filled up and yet to this day my iCloud backup is only a couple of GB at most.
I pay for 50GB as well. Lots of iOS devices that need their iCloud Backup. $.99 US per month is absurdly cheap for the convenience and peace of mind it provides me.
Yes, currently the 50 GB plan, but will be upgrading soon has I get my 6s plus.
I use the 50 GB plan because 5 GB is just not quite enough. If they gave me 10 or 15 GB for free, then I might not need to pay for the 50 GB plan. But iCloud Photo Library and iPhone/iPad backup go over the 5 GB.
Yup. 50GB plan. The 5 is worthless if you have both a phone and iPad, since that will use all your space right there.
50gb plan for me. Using 38gb so far. Mostly pictures and videos.
Yep, my wife and I both have 16g 5s Iphones, so we share the 50g Icloud account. Pretty reasonable backup for the two of us, IMO.
I've never paid for it. I still have the 5GB free. I have only use 1.3GB of that space since 2007. I use it just for email. All my pics are stored on my phone. I have 1,434 pictures, 235 music videos and 10,035 songs on my 6S+ with 10GB free. Not worried about space.