iCloud Drive & iCloud Backup

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by rstark18, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. rstark18 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2009
    Does anyone know if the free 5gb of Drive is shared or separate from the backup 5gb?
  2. Management macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
  3. rstark18 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2009
    That sucks. I'm using 1.5gb just for my phone. My wife takes another 1gb and our iPad takes 500gb. That leaves us a shared 2gb for photos, videos and any other files. I know what some will say, "use Family Sharing for your wife's phone". Can't do that YET. We use a PC and the use Photo Stream to back up all our photos to the PC. The Photo Stream control panel only allows one user id.
    I know I could buy more space but I just don't want to and I'll deal with it. I just would have thought Apple would be a little more generous with their storage. After all I get 1tb on Flickr, 50gb on box, etc.
  4. supermarkt macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2014
    You and your wife should use separate apple/icloud accounts but with the same CC. then you can each get 5GB storage, plus youll be able to share app purchases. (I think thats how it works).

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