iPhone Do you guys pay for upgraded iCloud storage plans?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Ev0d3vil, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Ev0d3vil macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2014
    as above.. Just finding out if it's worth spending for 50gigs of storage.
  2. pat500000 macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2015
    You do need those icloud storage?
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Yes, one for me, one for wife. $24 a year total for both.
  4. mattyu007 macrumors regular


    Jan 29, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    (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.
  5. knownikko macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    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.
  6. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    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.
  7. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2008
  8. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    Yes, I paid for the 50 Gb plan.
    I have almost 30 Gb of backup/photos
  9. hiddenmarkov macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2014
    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.
  10. sanke1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2010
    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.
  11. John Mcgregor Suspended

    John Mcgregor

    Aug 21, 2015
    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.
  12. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    i know ... at least phone back up should be unlimited
  13. mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014

    my solution:
    full backups - computer
    cloud - google drive
    media - NAS
  14. hiddenmarkov macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2014

    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.
  15. birnando macrumors regular


    Jul 12, 2009
    Oslo, Norway
    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:)
  16. btbam91 macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2015
    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.
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    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.
  18. Paco II macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2009
    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.
  19. WigWag Workshop macrumors 6502

    WigWag Workshop

    Feb 3, 2011
    Central Ohio (Born and Raised in SE WI)
    Yes, currently the 50 GB plan, but will be upgrading soon has I get my 6s plus.
  20. Speedman100 macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2013
    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.
  21. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    Yup. 50GB plan. The 5 is worthless if you have both a phone and iPad, since that will use all your space right there.
  22. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
    50gb plan for me. Using 38gb so far. Mostly pictures and videos.
  23. wproct macrumors 6502


    Dec 4, 2014
    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.
  24. JackieInCo Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    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.

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