Increase or Upgrade iCloud Service on iPhone 6
Edited by Grimm, Alexander Avdeev
You're watching VisiHow! This is a tutorial on how to increase your 'iCloud' storage on the iPhone 6.
To begin, let's give a single press to the 'Home' button.
It is the round button at the center of the phone.
Alternatively, we can press the 'Lock screen' or 'Power' button at the top.
Either of the two options will take us to the 'Lock' screen.
Once there, swipe across to access the 'Lock' screen.
We may enter a PIN, a passcode, or use the 'Home' button, which also doubles as a fingerprint scanner.
We can just put the finger or the thumb on the button to get the fingerprint scanned. This will take us to the 'Home' screen.
On the 'Home' screen, we need to find the 'Settings' icon.
The 'Settings' icon is a silver-grey icon with a series of gears inside of it with 'Settings' written underneath.
We tap 'Settings'.
We'll be on the 'Settings' panel.
We scroll down to the 'General' option.
It is the first selection in the third section.
We tap 'General'.
This will open the 'General' tab.
We scroll down to the fourth area.
Find 'Usage' there at the very top.
We tap 'Usage'.
Under 'Usage', we will see 'BATTERY', 'STORAGE', and 'iCloud'. We need the 'iCloud' section.
We tap 'Manage Storage'.
In this example, there are 2.5GB used for photos, about 300MB for the phone, and then not that much for 'TextEdit', 'Preview', and other options.
If we scroll down, we can see the 'Mail' icon.
The e-mail box is in the 'iCloud' itself, taking quite a bit of space. One of the downsides of 'iCloud' is that it uses all of our collected storage and applies it towards the actual space, rather than just the phone. In the example, there is the 'LAST BACKUP FAILED' message on top because 3.1GB of additional storage is required in order to back up the phone. This is owing to having quite a few videos, photos, and other things on that phone that generally should not be there.
In order to upgrade our storage, we need to tap 'Change Storage Plan'.
This will open up a window that allows us to upgrade the 'iCloud' storage. By default, it is a 5GB free plan.
We can scroll down and choose the upgrade plan.
We can tap '20GB' to select 20GB of storage space for $0.99 per month.
We can tap '200GB' to select 200GB of storage space for $3.99 per month.
We can tap '500GB' to select 500GB of storage space for $9.99 per month.
We can tap '1TB' to select 1TB of storage space for $19.99 per month.
We can also cancel or downgrade the current offer from our device.
Within a particular amount of time, Apple will allow us to downgrade and also move our data without losing it.
If we change our mind, and we would like to keep the free plan, then we just tap on 'Free'.
For the purposes of this tutorial, and, additionally, for personal needs, the 20-gigabyte plan is selected.
In order to do that, we tap '20GB'.
In this video, the reason for this is that the phone is a 128GB model, which is the largest iPhone that Apple makes in terms of storage space for the time of making of this video. 200GB of space are not needed as it will be a waste of $3.99 per month, for which other purchases can be made on the iPhone.
After the storage space option is checked, we tap 'Buy' in the top right-hand corner.
Once 'Buy' is tapped, we will be required to sign into 'iTunes Store' by entering the password.
After we type the password, simply tap 'OK'.
The additional storage upgrade or downgrade will be completed and confirmed. A new window will say that the purchase has been completed, and we'll have the chosen storage space at our disposal.
We tap 'OK'.
The indicator at the bottom of the screen shows how much storage space is available out of the chosen plan storage. It is 16.7GB out of 20GB in this video.
We can log into 'iCloud' anytime and delete e-mail messages.
We can also manage our photos in 'iCloud'.
We tap the back arrow to go to 'Usage'.
We'll confirm that the storage has been upgraded or downgraded.
We tap the back arrow to go to 'General'.
We tap the back arrow to go to 'Settings'.
Make sure that everything is fine.
We go back by double-tapping the 'Home' button.
We slide up the open panel to close it.
We tap on the 'Home' screen.
This concludes our tutorial on how to add additional space to our 'iCloud' drive when using the iPhone 6. If you have questions or comments or need additional help, please let us know in the section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow! We hope that you have a great day!
Video: Increase or Upgrade iCloud Service on iPhone 6