Is iCloud storage a waste of money?
Do you pay 79 pence per month for iCloud storage?
I see a lot of people waste a lot of money on a lot of things...
Cotton T-shirts with a £400 designer logo
Expensive wine that you won't remember drinking
Fake Instagram followers from Cambodia
Entire life savings on a wedding
£30k on a degree that they don't intend to use
£200 per month on takeaways
£2.50 for "premium" bottled water
Scratch cards, lottery tickets and fruit machines - don't get me started.
£10 per day on Starbucks
£50+ for OnlyFans access - Link in bio
Edible gold leaf
Custom registration plates starting "B055" - Instant respect
Pictures of Bored Apes and other NFTs which fund influencers' lifestyles
Each to their own - it's their money, and it might not be a waste to them.
What I can't understand, is the number of people who are very reluctant or outright REFUSE to pay 79p per month for iCloud storage.
Yes, this happens all the time in our shop.
Having your photos, videos, messages, contacts, notes and apps backed up - so that if you lose or break your phone, you can restore all of it onto a replacement device - is a no-brainer.
Imagine how you'd feel if you permanently lost everything on your phone, and/or laptop and other devices...
Data which you have collected for many years.
You cannot buy back your baby photos if you lose them.
It doesn't matter how careful you are. You are carrying a complex, fragile little device in your non-water-proof, non-thief-proof pocket at all times.
At least buy yourself the peace of mind.
CHECK IT NOW: Go into Settings, click your name at the top, select iCloud, then iCloud Backup. When was your device last backed up to the cloud? It should back up automatically every night when plugged in to charge and connected to Wi-Fi.
Remember that you'll need to know your iCloud email address and password to restore a backup, and you'll need another one of your Apple devices or your phone number for two-factor authentication.
You get 5GB for free - which is nothing. 50GB is £0.79/month and is sufficient for most. 200GB is £2.49/month.
It's one of those things that you have to pay upfront, before receiving the benefit. Hopefully, you'll never need it - but if you do, it'll be worth every penny.
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