A lot of Apple users may not know this, but there is a way you can get free unlimited iCloud storage on your iPhone and iPad. Apple offers a standard 5GB of free iCloud storage to all iOS users. While it comes in handy to maintain necessary backups, 5GB of storage isn’t enough if you go beyond moderate use. At this point, you have to look for other backup options like Google Drive and Dropbox. However, there is a neat little trick that gives you unlimited iCloud storage on your Apple device. There are a couple of caveats though – you can only access it when you’ve consumed your allocated 5GB storage, and the unlimited storage is temporary. Nonetheless, it comes in quite handy when you don’t have any other place to store your data. In this article, we will show you how to get free unlimited iCloud storage on iPhone and iPad.
Here’s how you can get free unlimited iCloud storage on iPhone and iPad
Step 1: Go to Settings and select ‘General’.
Step 2: Scroll down and select ‘Transfer or Reset iPhone’.
Step 3: Under the ‘Prepare for new iPhone’ select ‘Get Started’.
Step 4: You will get a notification message informing you that you are eligible to use as much free iCloud storage as you need to move apps and data to your new iPhone. Tap on ‘Continue’.
Step 5: Tap on ‘Done’ to finish the process.
Apple provides this temporary storage to users who want to switch to another Apple device but their data exceeds the 5GB limit. You can use this unlimited storage for 21 days, after which you get additional 21 days to restore the data on your new device. After that period, Apple permanently deletes all the data you backed up temporarily.
This is how you can get free unlimited iCloud storage on iPhone and iPad. While it may be temporary, it can come in handy in times of emergency when you need to quickly back up your data. In order to restore your backed-up data to your new device simply go to ‘Apps & Data screen’ and select ‘Restore from iCloud Backup’. Tap on the most recent backup to restore all your data on your new device.