As a travel blogger, I took a lot of photos and videos using my iPhone. As the technology of the smartphone cameras evolved, together with the powerful editing apps, I am using smartphones more than my bulky DSLRs these days.
Limited storage of iPhone is always an unsolved problem for many who love taking photos and videos. I was once told by my friend that she keeps deleting apps and old photos in order to get some space for taking new photos. I was shocked. Meanwhile, we have to admit many travellers are not tech-savvy like us. So I have decided to write more about how technology could change the way we travel, for better, of course.
There’re many tools like Google Photos, Dropbox that allow you to backup your photos with just a few minute setup. Today I am focusing on Apple Fans (iPhone and iPad users). Yes, I’m talking about iCloud.
What is iCloud?
iCloud Photo Library and iCloud Drive keep all your photos, videos, and documents stored securely and updated everywhere.
Latest Updates on Pricing
Last week, Apple announced new pricing and storage options for iCloud. Just like before, you will get 5GB free from Apple. But for most of us, it’s not enough. The good news is, Apple has raised the lowest tier from 20GB to 50GB, with just $0.99 per month. You can also upgrade to 200GB or 1TB with $2.99 or $9.99 per month, keeping the price tag in line with Google Drive (another great tool that I am using heavily every day).
3 Simple Steps to upgrade your iCloud Storage:
On your iPhone or iPad,
- Go to Settings > General
- Choose Storage & iCloud Usage
- Under iCloud Storage, choose Manage Storage > Change Storage Plan
On your Mac,
- Go to Apple menu > System Preferences
- Choose iCloud
- Then click Manage
Upgrading iCloud Storage on my iPad Air 2:
I use iCloud mainly for the Photo Library, where I can keep my Photos syncing across all my Apple Devices (iMac, Macbook Air, iPad and iPhone). With the new price tag, I can store more photos on the cloud without paying more. In general, it’s an awesome tool for travellers, iphotographers and travel bloggers.