Apple provides just 5GB of free iCloud storage. Hence, it doesn’t take long before this precious space gets filled and you receive a popup saying your “iCloud Storage is Full” when attempting to sync your data. So if your limited cloud space has already been consumed by your important files and you are planning to change your iCloud storage from iOS device or desktop, we have you covered!
Currently, Apple offers three iCloud storage plans: 50GB ($0.99/month), 200GB ($2.99/moth) and 2TB ($9.99). With iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, you can share your iCloud storage with other members of your Family Sharing group, if you are using 200GB and 2TB plans. This is the one biggest advantage of buying a big iCloud storage plan.
How to Change iCloud Storage from iPhone and iPad
Upgrade iCloud Storage from iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on your name.
Step #3. Now, tap on Upgrade or Change Storage Plan.
Step #4. Next, select the amount of storage you want to buy. Then, tap on Buy at the upper-right corner → Sign in with your Apple ID and Password.
Next up, go ahead with instructions to upgrade the storage plan.
Downgrade iCloud Storage Plan on iPhone and iPad
To downgrade your plan on any of the iOS devices, just follow the below given steps:
Step #1. Open Settings app → Tap on Apple ID banner.
Step #2. Tap on iCloud → Tap on Manage Storage.
Step #3. Tap on Change Storage Plan.
Step #4. Tap on Downgrade Options and then enter your Apple ID Password then tap on Manage.
Step #5. Now, choose a preferred plan and then tap on Done → Tap on Downgrade in the Popup (Please take a note that you downgrade the plan only when the present plan expires because you will lose the extra space for what you have paid before.)
How to Change iCloud Storage from Mac
Upgrade iCloud Storage Plan on Mac
Well, we all know that Mac book has enough space in its hard disk. But there are times when you have some important files or projects which you don’t want to lose on formatting the system. This is where you need more space in your iCloud storage, because, for Mac, 5GB of free space is almost negligible. So here’s how you can upgrade the plan:
Step #1. Open the Apple Menu and click on System Preferences.
Step #2. Now click on iCloud.
Step #3. Click on Manage option.
Step #4. You will now find an option to Buy More Storage.
Step #6. Select your plan.
Step #7. Enter your Apple ID password. Your Mac book is all set to upgrade its cloud storage space.
Downgrade iCloud Storage Plan on Mac
There is not much difference between downgrading and upgrading the storage plan for Mac.
Step #1. Open the Apple Menu and click on System preferences to open iCloud.
Step #2. Now click on Manage and then Change Storage Plan.
Step #3. Click on Downgrade Options.
Step #4. Enter the Apple ID password.
Step #5. Select a different plan → Click on Done and your plan will be changed.
How to Change iCloud Storage from Windows
Upgrade iCloud Storage Plan on Windows PC
The situations and the need of more space for PC go hand in hand with Mac. There might be many reasons to upgrade the storage plan. So let’s see how you can do that on your Windows PC. Before moving ahead, you need to download iCloud for Windows on your PC.
Step #1. Open iCloud on Windows PC and sign into you account.
Step #2. Click on Storage.
Step #3. Click on Buy More Storage.
Step #4. Select the option Change Storage Plan and click on next.
Step #5. The pop-up will appear asking you ID and Password, enter them and click on the Buy button.
By following these steps, you will now be able to access more storage on your Windows PC as per your selected plan. So this was all about upgrading the cloud storage plan on various devices. Now let’s see how to downgrade the storage plans.
At any time, you want to downgrade your storage plan, you can do so without any hassle. One thing worth mentioning is that when you decrease the plan, the change will come into effect only after the current monthly or annual subscription ends.
Another thing you should keep in mind is that if you lowered your storage plan and the size of your data exceeds the need plan, then new data won’t sync with the cloud. Besides, you won’t be able to back up your device.
Downgrade iCloud Storage Plan on Windows PC
Open the iCloud for Windows as you did the same for upgrading the plan;
- Now click on Storage → Change Storage Plan → Downgrade Options.
- Enter the Apple ID password and then click on Manage option.
- Select the desired plan to downgrade the iCloud storage and click on Done.
This is how you can downgrade the iCloud storage plans on various devices.
That’s pretty much it!
So, which storage plan have you chosen? And, how do you manage your iCloud storage so that it has only important files and remain uncluttered? Feel free to share your feedback.
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