How does Dropbox, iCloud Drive etc handle extra storage

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by crashoverride77, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. crashoverride77, Oct 6, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2014

    crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    I have never really used services like Dropbox, OneDrive etc, excluding ios documents and data. Im therefore looking forward to start using iCloud Drive and have a question in regards to storage.
    So I'm using iCloud Drive (5gb free) and put all my documents in it and than purchase more storage (say 20gb) so I can put some videos in it as well.
    What happens if I don't pay the monthly fee for the extra storage? How do these services handle the downgrade back to your free storage. Will it keep my original documents I uploaded to my free storage and just delete my videos I uploaded to the extra storage? Does it delete the most recent uploads, your oldest files or everything?
    Thanks for any replies
  2. azukre macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2014
  3. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    Dropbox and Onedrive won't delete any files. You will just not be able to add/sync any new files as long as you are over the free quota. I haven't seen any specific information for iCloud, but I guess it will be the same.
  4. crashoverride77 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    So essentially it will block your account until you pay or clear your storage to the point where you within the free allowance again. Thinking about it now that seems very logical

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