iCloud 10GB?

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  1. EverythingApple

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    I thought iCloud was being increased to 10GB in iOS 8? Or with the new iPhone? I have both and still at 5GB. I thought I read a post from @chris regarding this.
     
  2. jmp316

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    Nope. 5gb for free and 20gb for $1 per month. Prices and storage go up from there.
     
  3. Ledsteplin

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    Download Box, and you can store 10 free gb of photos, videos, documents and other files. Then delete all that from your phone. That way you don't have as much to back up.


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  4. efuseakay

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    When my phone fills up with pics, I savevthrm to my computer and start over on my phone.
     
  5. EverythingApple

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    I periodically save my pics to my computer. I never fill up.
     
  6. EverythingApple

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    Ok. I downloaded it. Now what?
     
  7. Europa

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    If you need to manage storage space on the device, you can save some of your videos and photos to Box and then delete them from the phone.
     
  8. Lon

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    Though the only thing negative about Box is that there is a 250 MB upload limit per file - at least on the free version. I don't think Google and One Drive have such restrictive limits. Following is a good comparison of the different services:

    http://www.cnet.com/news/onedrive-dropbox-google-drive-and-box-which-cloud-storage-service-is-right-for-you/
     
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    I don't really use Box, although I have 50 GB of storage for free. I primarily use One Drive for all my photos. I have 30 GB with them, which is plenty. It really boils down to suitability and preference, and who we might have been able to get the best deal with.
     
  11. Lon

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    Do you ever go to bed? Ha!!
     
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    I work night shift.
     
  13. EverythingApple

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    I have DropBox and GoogleDrive. What's OneDrive? I'll check them all out, if I need the space.
     
  14. Ledsteplin

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    How many photos do you have that are 250 mb? That would only be some videos. Dropbox would work for large file size, but you only get a total of 2 gb free. If you have a lot of large file size videos, there's no way around storing them free. You'll need to buy more gb. I don't have any files that large. I think my largest video is 160 mb.


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  15. Ledsteplin

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    The 250 mb limit is only on the free 10 gb. Or 50 gb for those who got that during the holidays. Dropbox has no file size limit, but you only get 2 gb free. They all get you one way or another. :)


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  16. Lon

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    OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) is Microsoft's cloud. It comes with 15 GB of free storage. Not sure how I got 30. Probably some early promo. 250 mb is not a huge drawback. It's good to be aware of the features of each. Windows compatibility is an important issue for me.
     
  17. EverythingApple

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    I don't do Windows. So this option is out for me. And 2GB with DropBox isn't much of an increase. I'd prefer the 10GB free with Box or pay for more with iCloud.
     
  18. Ledsteplin

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    OneDrive offers 30 free gb storage with a max file size of 10 gb. Box offers 10 free gb storage with max file size of 250 mb. Dropbox offers 2 free gb storage with no file size limit on the mobile app.
    I picked up Box during the holidays, and got a special 50 free gb storage.

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  19. EverythingApple

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    But OneDrive is Windows based, which is out for me.
     
  20. Lon

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    It is a Microsoft product, but it works on all platforms, just like Dropbox and Box, etc.
     

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