The situation with iCloud storage would be fun if it was not so ridiculous, and we have already made our feelings clear about whether Apple should offer more storage for free. But if you really have to pay, why not save money?
Although Apple's pricing of iCloud storage has improved, it does not avoid offering more of it for free, and it is a thought that it should give away enough to completely back up the iPhone or iPad they sell. It's problematic in many ways, not least the fact that Apple immediately in the iPhone sales slows down, relying more than ever on their services as a way of making money.
It is true that Apple's iCloud storage prices are more competitive than any, but it excuses it from offering a poor 5GB of storage when sitting on the Scrooge McDuck cash. That's why we have no doubt about sharing a few ways you can save money, should you absolutely need more storage space for your photos, etc.
So with that said, let's get started. [1
Apple has been selling the App Store and iTunes Gift Certificates for many years, and despite the names, they are apparently the same. Whatever it is called, the card's balance becomes your Apple ID, which in turn means you can use it to purchase some of Apple's services or software products. That means you can buy apps, music or even pay for a subscription in the app if you want. And you can even pay for more iCloud storage as well.
What in itself is not going to save you money, but big stores sometimes put iTunes gift cards for sale at a discount, so there could be a chance to save a few bucks here and there. Remember, every little bit helps.
How much storage do you really need?
Sometimes we're all guilty of panic buying. Storage is an area where it can creep up, especially if you are not quite sure how much space you need. It can sometimes be easier to just pay for the highest storage level, never to worry about storage again, but if you don't need it so much, you can save a few dollars a month by making sure you're on the right level .
Head into Settings, followed by pressing your name at the top of the screen.
Then tap "iCloud" and wonder about the visual representation of How much iCloud storage you use, as well as how much is available.
If you use a small portion of what is available, it may be time to downgrade.
Use Family Sharing to Share Storage
Family Sharing is an often overlooked feature that Apple offers. It allows people from the same family to share resources such as apps and services. Luckily, iCloud storage is one of the things you can share, so instead of having more people each using individual buckets of data, they all dive into the same bucket, saving you money.
To enable iCloud storage sharing, open Settings and tap your name at the top of the screen,
Then click Family Sharing.
Click on iCloud Storage.
Just follow the steps to share existing storage, or upgrade to 200 GB or 2 TB as needed.
How to Save Space in iCloud
If everything else fails, there are some ways you can reduce the amount of iCloud storage you use. For example, you can use Google Photos to save an unlimited number of photos for free and avoid the iCloud Photo Library. Some of them may require some creative storage management, but it can only be enough to save you spending money if you don't need it.