How to Upgrade iCloud Storage Plans on iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC

Last Updated on Sep 3, 2019

All about upgrade iCloud storage plan on iOS 10 and earlier firmware. And Apple gives 5 GB Free of charge data storage service, whenever you sign-in iCloud at the first time. I think it’s a jock, if you’ve enabled on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Auto backup as well Mail, iCloud Photo, Whatsapp backup and moreover, your purchased items like Music, Movie, Books don’t count against free storage. Therefore definitely 5 GB Storage has nothing right. But you can upgrade your iCloud Storage plan by Price, from 5GB to 50 GB, 200 GB, 2TB. By selecting right plan, you can increase your default iCloud storage plan using iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac or PC.

Note – After upgrading your existing plan will be canceled and you’ll be charged the protected cost for upgrade the iCloud storage. [Cost = higher tier plan – the projected cost of the earlier plan]

Plan update instantly and it’ll notify to the user before seven days of the payment due date of Payment in each month. Your storage upgrade is billed every month unless cancel by downgrading storage plan. Buying more iCloud storage you can get more cloud space to backup much data than your Free or low-tire plan.

Several basic Key Points you should know before buying more iCloud Storage

→Family sharing– you may have a question that the, is iCloud Storage is also shared in iOS Family Sharing? No, Apple does not let you share iCloud storage between devices (Family members). Certain purchased items that we can’t share including Ringtones, Audiobooks, in-App purchases, Subscriptions, iTunes Match and iCloud Storage.

→Can I buy iCloud Storage for someone else? Yes, just using Apple ID and Passcode of he/she (ask them for Apple ID and Passcode) you can purchase online data storage of Apple. For Payment (annual or monthly), you must be required Credit/ debit card or iTunes store card to increase iCloud storage space. And Yes, You cannot buy iCloud storage using Apple Store gift card.
iCloud Storage Pricing is in most of the countries pay in its local currency. But, at some regions in the world user will have to bill in USA dollars.
→You guys: Keep remembers, buying more iColud storage Online mean, it doesn’t expand the capacity of your phone. For example, you bought 64-Gb iPhone then storage memory space was fixed when you bought it. So for you, External Flash Drive is an alternative solution to keep your phone space free up.

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if we need to use iCloud storage with family sharing then you should be required upgraded plan from 200GB or 2TB. let’s see how to upgrade iCloud plan on iPhone?

Anytime we can downgrade iCloud Storage on iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC.

Upgrade iCloud Storage Plan on iPhone, iPad [iOS 13 or Earlier]

For iOS 13/iOS 12/iOS 11:

Launch Settings App -> Tap on Profile name -> iCloud > Manage Storage > Change Storage Plan

1 Change Storage Plan on iPhone, iPad in iOS 11

Also Useful: Clear Up iCloud Storage on iPhone – iOS 11/ 10

Tap on Change Button link,

1 Change iCloud Plan on iPhone Settings

Select New Plan and Tap on Buy at upper right corner of the screen,

2 Select Plan and Buy iCloud Storage on iPhone

Tap on Continue for Verification payment, You Need to enter CVV number again,

3 Continue to Payment Verification and Upgrade iCloud

Tap on Buy, And Purchase done.

4 Buy iCloud Storage plan on iPhone

New iOS 11, Alternate option PayPal is available into use in App Store, iTunes Store available. Just go to your Account settings and payment method, add new Paypal account and Verify it.

Now we can use PayPal for purchase Apple Services.

iOS 10.2.or earlier – we offer this guide which is done in our lab on Apple iPhone 7.

Open up Settings App– scroll down to iCloud – and tap on Storage.

iOS 10.3 or later

Step 1. Launch Settings App > Tap on [Your Name] appears above the Airplane Mode.

Tap on Apple ID settings in iOS 10.3 later iPhone iPad iPod touch

Step 2. Tap iCloud, then tap on visually iCloud Storage bar.

Step 3. Next, Tap Change Storage Plan or buy more storage and select a Plan and tap on Buy.

Tap on iCloud storage bar iOS 10.3 or later

You’ll be asked to enter Apple ID & Passcode to Upgrade iCloud storage plan.

Follow up the on-screen instructions and complete the process. You’re done.

Upgrade iCloud Storage Plan On macOS Catalina or Earlier [macOS Sierra, EI Capitan, Os X Yosemite and earlier]

Step 1. First of all, take your cursor on Apple Menu and Select System Preferences

Apple logo to System Preferences on Macos Sierra

Step 2. Next, go to Apple ID at top right corner of the screen of System Preferences.

Apple ID on System Preferences on Mac for iCloud Space

Apple ID on System Preferences on Mac for iCloud Space

Now Go with the iCloud on sidebar. On iCloud Preference pane, Find Manage button bottom corner of the screen.

Option for Manage iCloud storage

Option for Manage iCloud storage

Note: macOS Mojave and Earlier MacOS can access iCloud option directly under the System Preferences.

Buy iCloud Storage

Buy iCloud Storage


Step 3. Click on, Buy More Storage Plan or Change Storage Plan.

Buy More iCloud Storage on Mac

Buy More iCloud Storage on Mac

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Step 4. Choose an upgrade plan, then click next and enter your Apple ID and password.

If you already bought an extra iCloud storage, but still iCloud storage upgrade not showing then please you should contact Apple Support.

Steps to Upgrade iCloud Storage Plan on Windows PC

If you’re Window user, then learn bottom steps to Downgrade iCloud storage on PC.

  1. Open iCloud app. (Download and Install, Available for Windows 10/ 8/ 7)
  2. Login with iCloud Apple ID and Password.
  3. Click on Storage Plan, Next hit on Buy More storage in the window pane.
  4. Now, Choose a plan for your needs and Activate by clicking on it. (For Upgrade or Downgrade)
  5. Enter Verification password again to save the changes.
  6. Click Done.

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