How to upgrade your iCloud account to iCloud+ from any device

How to upgrade your iCloud account to iCloud plus

Apple’s iCloud+ is a paid cloud storage rolled out with iOS 15 with 3 plans: 50GB, 200GB, and 2TB. Besides increasing your backup storage across all your Apple devices, iCloud+ gives you access to the Hide my Email feature as well.

Further, the default iCloud plan is sufficient for some, many would eventually run out of storage. As a result, you might often see a popup saying ‘iCloud Storage is Full.’ In such cases, you will have to upgrade to Apple iCloud+ on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Windows PC. Wondering how’s and what’s of the process? Keep reading!

What happens when you change the iCloud storage plan?

  • When you upgrade: The space you purchase is shared across all your devices with the same Apple ID. So, it does not matter which device you initially used to buy a storage plan. If you choose a 200GB or 2TB plan, you can even share it with your family via Family Sharing.
  • When you downgrade: If you downgrade to a cheaper or free plan, and if the data already stored exceeds the new plan’s capacity, some of it won’t be uploaded to iCloud.

How to upgrade to iCloud+ on iPhone and iPad

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap your name at the top of the Settings app.
  3. Select iCloud.
  4. Tap Manage Storage.

    Tap Manage Storage from iCloud on iPhone
  5. Select Change Storage Plan.
  6. Choose a plan and tap Upgrade to iCloud+.

    Upgrade to iCloud+ on iPhone
  7. Tap Subscribe to upgrade to iCloud+.
  8. If asked, provide your Apple ID and tap Sign in to upgrade.

Follow these steps on iOS 14 or earlier versions:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap your name at the top.
  3. Select iCloud.
  4. Tap Manage Storage.
  5. Choose Upgrade.
  6. Enter your Apple ID password to confirm and tap Buy.

Upgrade to iCloud+ on your Mac

  1. Click the Apple icon at the top left → System Preferences.

    Open system Preferences on Mac
  2. Go to Apple IDiCloud.
  3. Click Manage and Change Storage Plan (or Buy More Storage).

    Click Manage in the lower corner on Mac
  4. Now, choose a plan and click Next.

    Upgrade iCloud plus on your Mac
  5. Enter your Apple ID password.

How to change iCloud storage plan on your Windows PC

  1. Go to iCloud.com and sign in, if not already.
  2. Click StorageChange Storage Plan.
  3. Now, choose a plan and click Next.
  4. Enter your Apple ID password to confirm → click Buy.

That’s it! This is how you can upgrade to iCloud+ through your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Windows devices.

But is the iCloud+ upgrade worth it?

Low storage space on your device can adversely affect its smooth-running. So expanding your backup storage space to free up your local storage is always helpful. Additionally, as stated earlier, upgrading to iCloud+ helps if you want to manage files on any device.

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