iCloud Storage Plan Sharing question

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  1. polbit macrumors 6502

    polbit

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    #1
    I tried asking two different Apple customer reps, and got two different answers... Maybe somebody here has a better answer?

    I currently have a Family sharing set up with my wife, but we both have separate 200Gb iCloud plans. I want to upgrade to the 2Tb shared plan, but I need to know what happens with my wife's data/media when she joins the new plan. Does she have to back everything up again, or does it copy over automatically?
     
  2. pj-uk macrumors member

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    I've got exactly the same question here and would be interested in when we "merge" data under the same iCloud subscription. I'm a bit wary of her joining the family account and then cancelling her 200GB subscription only to lose all the data stored in her icloud.
     
  3. lie2me macrumors member

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    Copying files back and forth would be easier to deal with on a Mac computer.
    Just saying
     
  4. splifingate macrumors 6502

    splifingate

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    My s/o was having daily "cannot backup to iCloud" alerts/issues, so we decided (I convinced her) to share the same 2-tb iCloud.

    She just had to accept the invitation to join, and it was a seamless transition.

    afaik, all her data (which was not much, apart from the iP/iPd backups) was instantly available in our Family iCloud.

    I can/could see her name, and the storage space used, but that's it. Shared CC ("Be gentle, please.").

    Easy-Peasy.

    I had far too many un-answered questions (I was supposed to be the "know how to do it" tech guy, so was gana have to answer when the bits hit the fan) . . . with the dearth of details provided by AAPL/sites in-general, it certainly took a certain leap of faith to pull all those triggers :)

    Regards, splifingate
     

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