How to Change Your iCloud Storage Plan

How to Change Your iCloud Storage Plan

iCloud is a great way to store files, photos, and back-ups; however, you only get 5 GB of free iCloud Storage for your drive. Luckily, the next step up is 50 GB and costs only $0.99 a month. You might want more storage if you use iCloud Drive a lot for storing, editing, and transferring documents between devices. If you decide to buy extra storage or want to downgrade the amount of storage you're currently paying for, here’s how.

Open the Settings app. Tap iCloud. You'll be prompted to enter your Apple ID password.

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How to Change Your iCloud Storage Plan

Tap Storage. Select Change Storage Plan.

How to Change Your iCloud Storage PlanHow to Change Your iCloud Storage Plan

Your Current Plan will be at the top. Under Choose Upgrade, you can select whichever amount of storage you need. Once you’ve selected a plan, tap Buy in the upper, right corner. Enter your Apple ID and tap OK. The price will be charged to the credit card associated with your account and will automatically renew each month.

How to Change Your iCloud Storage Plan

To downgrade or cancel the service, select Downgrade Options as the bottom of the page. It will ask for your Apple ID password again. Select a downgrade plan or the Free plan. Tap Done.

How to Change Your iCloud Storage Plan
If you have more stored on your iCloud Drive than your downgraded plan will allow, make sure to free up the necessary space before your iCloud Storage Plan expires. You can do this by Managing Storage from the iCloud settings.

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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or lifting weights. Her personal blog is currently under construction, but you can follow her on Instagram @connerleecarey.