2024 iCloud Storage Plans and Pricing [iCloud Free/Plus Plan]

Cassie Xie
Last updated: Jan 2, 2024
Summary: You can use iCloud to back up and sync files on all your Apple devices. Check the 2024 iCloud storage plans and their prices in this post.

Apple offers iCloud, a cloud storage service, to help users back up and sync data across their Apple devices. Is iCloud free? What are Apple iCloud storage plans and pricing? You can check the detailed analysis below.

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iCloud Free Plan Offers 5GB of Storage

You can use iCloud for free by signing up for an iCloud account. Every iCloud account comes with 5GB of free storage. You can use iCloud storage to store and back up documents, photos, videos, music, and other data on your device.

Apple devices including Mac, iPhone, and iPad come with the iCloud feature and you can easily access iCloud on your device to use it for free. For Windows users, you can download the iCloud for Windows app to use iCloud on your Windows 10/11 PC. After syncing content to iCloud, you can access your data and files from any device.

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iCloud Plus (iCloud+) Plans and Prices

If the 5GB of iCloud free storage is not enough for you or your iCloud storage is full, you may choose an upgraded iCloud storage plan to get more storage to store your photos, files, backups, etc. Check the iCloud+ storage plans and pricing below.

  • iCloud 50GB Storage Plan: From $0.99
  • iCloud 200GB Storage Plan: From $2.99
  • iCloud 2TB Storage Plan: From $10.99
  • iCloud 6TB Storage Plan: From $32.99
  • iCloud 12TB Storage Plan: From $64.99
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The prices of iCloud storage plans may vary in different countries and regions, and the price may change over time. You should refer to the Apple official website for up-to-date information.

How to Upgrade to iCloud+ Plan

Learn how to upgrade to iCloud+ to expand your iCloud storage below. You can easily do it on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or PC.

On Mac:

  1. Click Apple > System Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > Manage.
  2. Click Upgrade to iCloud+.
  3. Click Change Storage Plan or Buy More Storage.
  4. Select a preferred iCloud Plus storage plan and enter your Apple ID password to continue.

On iPhone or iPad:

  1. Tap Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap your Apple ID name.
  3. Tap iCloud and tap Manage Storage.
  4. Tap Upgrade to iCloud+.
  5. Tap Change Storage Plan and select a plan to subscribe.

On Windows:

  1. Open the iCloud for Windows app.
  2. Click Storage.
  3. Click Change Storage Plan.
  4. Select an iCloud storage plan to buy.

Which iCloud Storage Plan to Choose?

As you can see, iCloud offers a free plan and iCloud+ plans. iCloud+ (iCloud Plus) offers several storage plans for you to choose from. Their detailed information is introduced above. If you have several devices to back up and have a large amount of data to back up, you may choose a paid plan based on your needs. If you don’t have much data to store, you may stay with the iCloud free plan.

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Bottom Line

This post introduces the Apple iCloud storage plans and pricing. You can choose a preferred storage plan based on your needs. How to upgrade to iCloud+ on various devices is also introduced. Hope it helps.

Cassie has been writing about technology for her entire career life - over 5 years. She enjoys diving into how Apple products work and then breaking it down in a way anyone can understand.