Is iCloud Free?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by supercooled, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. supercooled macrumors 6502a

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    I just updated to 10.7.2 and noticed the iCloud service. It didn't ask me for payment information but I've bought stuff from iTunes/Appstore before so the credentials are on record but usually it asks a million questions +1 to confirm your purchase which it didn't in this case. Didn't Apple say iCloud would be on a trial basis for the initial year?

    I'm just using it to sync my contacts/mail/calendar for the time being. The multimedia functions will rarely, if ever, be used.

    Thanks
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    You Get 5GB

    Of free storage, after that you can add extra as required. The @me email account is free.
     
  3. supercooled thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks Macman45! Is it tied to your Appstore login credentials or can you create a different account and gain another 5GB on another account? I'm assuming it's free as long as you keep the account active?
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    No

    It's tied to your iTunes account.
     
  5. malias4 macrumors 6502

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    i only use cloud to store settings no videos or photos
     
  6. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Be careful with the free 5gb because back-ups can take up alot of space.
     
  7. heyloo macrumors 6502

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    The first 5GB is free with your iCloud account and you're able to purchase more storage if you need it:

    15GB: $20/yr
    25GB: $40/yr
    55GB: $100/yr

    To save backup space, go to Settings -> iCloud -> Storage & Backup -> Manage Storage -> (Name of your Device) -> Backup Options -> and probably deselect Camera Roll and other apps that you don't need the settings backed up.
     

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