When you ‘Sign-Up’ for iCloud storage with your Apple ID, you automatically get 5GB of free storage.

Since it is not enough, we eventually end up buying more space.

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Upgrade on your iOS Device

You have run out of space on your iPhone or your iPad or iPod and want to upgrade your storage to keep backing up data? Not a problem. For a price, you can upgrade your iCloud storage. Here’s how you can do it.

  • On your iOS device go to the ‘Settings’ and tap on your Apple ID, your name, generally.
  • Next, navigate to iCloud and tap on ‘Manage iCloud Storage’.
  • Here, you will be prompted with options to change or upgrade your current plan.
  • Now, choose a plan and input your Apple credentials for confirmation.
  • From here on, follow the instructions that come up on your screen.

Upgrade on your Mac Device

If you think that all the data in your iCloud storage is quite important and can’t be discarded, you can go with the idea of buying more space. Here’s how you can do it on your Macintosh machine.

  • Click on the Apple icon and go to the ‘Menu’.
  • In the menu, select ‘System Preferences’ and then click on ‘iCloud’.
  • In the lower right corner, you will find an option to ‘Manage Your iCloud’.
  • Here you will find the option to change your storage plan. Clicking whereupon will land you on the page where you select the plan suitable for you.
  • After you enter your Apple credentials, you can proceed with the payment for your plan.

Upgrade on your Windows Machine

Managing your iCloud (https://www.icloud.com/) through your Windows PC is nothing more than a cake walk. With iCloud for Windows, you will have all your files and media on the go in your Windows machine.

  • If you don’t already have it installed, after turning on your computer, go to the web browser and download iCloud for Windows from Apple support website.
  • Install the application and run it. Click on the ‘Storage’ option that comes up after running the application.
  • Now, you will be prompted with an option to change the storage plan. Click on it.
  • Successful rendering of your previous step shall land you on the page where you can choose from the available plans.
  • Go ahead, choose a plan and enter your Apple credentials to proceed with the payments.

Upgrade iCloud Storage Free

Nothing in this world sounds better than the word ‘Free’. Apple’s iCloud provides very limited storage for its users on a no-charge capacity. Apple can allow its users to upgrade to a 200 GB iCloud, but with a few strings attached.

  • You need to be a subscriber to the major carriers like ‘AT&T’, ‘Sprint’ and ‘T-Mobile’.
  • Verizon might also be included when the plan is officially announced by Apple.
  • Moreover, you also need to be an Apple user who is only starting to pay for the iCloud storage. If you have been paying for iCloud from before, this isn’t for you.
  • The bright side is that if you meet the above conditions, you will have access to 200 GB of storage which normally costs north of $5 for a couple of months.

Upgrade iCloud Storage Using Debit Card

There are more than a few ways to pay for your iCloud upgrade including credit cards, iTunes credits, etc. Nonetheless, if you plan to go with the debit card option, here’s how you can proceed with it.

  • Depending on your choice of device from Apple or the Windows PC from where you are upgrading your iCloud, select the plan most suitable for you.
  • After you have entered the Apple credentials, you will be landed on the payments page.
  • Here you will see a list of options you can choose from to complete the payment.
  • Select the one you want to use (debit card, in this case) and enter the necessary details such as the card number, expiry date, and CVV. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the transaction.


  • Select the plan best for you as it can be tedious to change it later before the expiration of the plan.

When making the payments, never disclose the passwords or the OTPs.

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