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    Thanks for all advices! Actually, I have both Dropbox and Google Drive, the first has restrictions in size and the second - i've installed lately and it synchronized only few my photos, not all! Now I'm trying Google Photo.
    Besides, Apple's prices on the memory enhancement are not high i think, so if all the ways will fail i'll better pay for more space )

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    5 GB isn't really much as iCloud storage. I was hoping Apple will raise it to 10GB at least for free.

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    I think they should give you free space for the size of your device and add together all your devices storage rather than just giving you 5GB. They have a mountain of cash so it's not as if they cannot afford it.

    I have an iPhone 16GB, iPad 64GB, MacBook Pro 256GB - so with my rudimentary maths skills that's 336GB I should have for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuckeratlarge View Post
    I think they should give you free space for the size of your device and add together all your devices storage rather than just giving you 5GB. They have a mountain of cash so it's not as if they cannot afford it.

    I have an iPhone 16GB, iPad 64GB, MacBook Pro 256GB - so with my rudimentary maths skills that's 336GB I should have for free.
    I disagree.

    I have two 128G phones and a 128G tablet. I use a single 5G account and am able to manage my storage usage by limiting certain aspects of what I back up to the cloud.

    5G is extremely limiting, especially in light of the fact that applications back up their data by default. Do you REALLY need to tie up 750MB of storage for your Facebook app? Why? What's the big deal if it isn't there? And, if I'm switching devices, I -NEVER- rely on the cloud and do it via iTunes.

    I don't need 384GB of space. But, 10GB would sure make like a whole lot simpler, AND it would let me use some of the features of iCloud Drive that I currently can not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sprague View Post
    Apple have quietly added a tier to their iCloud storage options, 2Tb. It makes sense I guess with the possibility of setting the base level iPhone at 32Gb and some suggesting that a 256GB iPhone may appear to join the 256GB iPad Pro. Not to mention the new feature of macOS Sierra that lets you store your Documents and Desktop folders in iCloud, to be synced between all your Macs. With people generating more and more data and (wisely) backing it up the bottom tier of 5Gb free looks pretty paltry. After all I'm sure that the revenue generated by iCloud storage doesn't amount to anything significant for Apple why not allow us low level users access to a bit more for free.
    Personally I use iCloud Keychain, iCloud Drive (to sync my Password manager), Mail (which I don't use), Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Notes and the essential Find My iPhone. The whole lot only uses 1.5 Gb but I would use a lot more if it was free. If I add iCloud Photo Library for example I am well, close the limit. I used to use it but I got sick of being constantly bugged by messages that I'm almost out of space to store my backup, along with a threatening dialogue box encouraging me to upgrade my storage plan or I won't be able to use my iCloud email service. In fact given that I have 64Gb storage on my iPhone 5s it might not be unreasonable to expect a base level of 25Gb.
    What I would love to see happen is free cloud storage given based on what device that you have purchased and are signed onto. Buy a 128GB iPhone, you get 128GB of space. However, from a business standpoint, I guess they see why they charge extra for the additional store age. I mean, it does cost to maintain those cloud servers that d protect your device data.
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    Well it was a while ago when I read wrote that article, since then apple have restructured their iCloud storage plans and I now get 50 Gb for $0.99 which I think is pretty reasonable.
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    Yes, 50 GB for $.99 is very reasonable. However, Microsoft will give you 1TB for free if you have an Office 365 subscription. I'm thinking about subscribing since we now have an iPad Pro. MS does not allow editing of its free apps on a tablet that is 10" or more unless you have a subscription. Which means I can edit word docs on my iPhone (that's very difficult to do) but not on my new 10.5" iPad Pro.

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    Hm, that's an interesting restriction that I was not aware of, I guess I can understand it i.e. you can edit on a free app if it's on a device that's too small to make editing practical. How can MS tell if you are using the same app on a larger device, or is it a different version of the app?
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    How can MS tell if you are using the same app on a larger device, or is it a different version of the app?
    Apparently, they can detect the hardware you're using their iOS Office apps on. The subscription to Office 365 Personal is only $69.99 year and includes all the Office apps. You can install it on 1 tablet, 1 iPhone or Android, and on 1 PC or Mac.

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    I suppose I should have guessed they could do that, still it always surprises me how much providers know about users. I bought the MS Office suite a year ago so I get 50Gb.

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