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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tiffanymanross1, May 26, 2019.
Do any of y’all buy storage?
200GB already, simply because 50GB is not enough. Maybe I should get rid of all iCloud photos. I am not sure.
No. I hate the trend toward Cloud storage-- not just with Apple, but everywhere. Everytime I update a device, I buy the max Flash rating and I'm now finally to the point that I have more space than I can fill. 1TB iPad Pro, 512GB iPhone X. All my music at a reasonably high bit rate, enough video to fill a few long flights, and enough photos to get me by.
In the end, it’s up to your usage.
If you only have one iDevice, rarely use apps, and hardly take any photos, the free iCloud tier might be enough.
For me, I have an iPhone, two iPads, and Macs as well. I use iCloud photo and for backup of all my iDevices. Plus I take a lot of photos and apps. My WhatsApp backup alone is already a few GBs. 99c a month for 50GB iCloud is a no brainer for me. The 200GB tier makes sense if you have a partner or family as you can just share the storage with other family members.
As if a family doesn't have enough to fight about already...
"Mooooommmm! Billy's using all the iCloud storage!"
"No I'm not! Lacey's just saying that because she wants to use it all for her stupid sleepover pictures!"
200GB is actually quite a lot, more so with Apple using HEIC/HEVC compression on the new iPhones.
As another user stated, I have long bought the iPhone version with the most storage. However, I don't really store stuff on my phone.
Photos are uploaded to Dropbox. If I lost every photo on my device I'd still have it. Music is in Google Play music and I stream it to my phone. My iTunes library is on my laptop and any changes I make there are pushed to Google Play music and thus accessible by my device.
Text messages aren't important. Anything of importance is discussed in person or a phone call is made.
Email is IMAP. I can get it on any device.
As far as apps, I'm not really using my phone for anything other than texting, calls and light web browsing/email.
So, absolutely zero reason to buy increased iCloud storage.
I just don’t have the time or the energy to deal with storage issues. I’m fully within the ecosystem which makes iCloud storage a no-brainer to me. All my data is accessible from all of my devices anytime anywhere.
For additional peace of mind I do have an external NAS system that I back my data up to from time to time. With optimised storage turned on I’m using about 65GB out of my 200GB.
£2.99 a month is way cheaper than hardware equivalent of iPhone storage, especially when I know I’m going to upgrade in the next couple of years.
I hate that i do, but I do. Four family members and a lot of kids & grandkids mean that there’s always pictures being taken. We used to use Google Photos but it had a habit of not backing up anything unless you opened the app, whereas with iCloud i don’t even have to think about it.
My only gripe is there should be something between 200gb ($3) and 2 TB ($10). I think among the 4 of us we’re literally using like 250 GB.
I have the 258 GB and when I reach 1,000 photos my storage is full so I updated to the extra 50 GB.