5 Free Ways To Backup Your iPhone

You can safety argue that the most important thing to the average person I today’s day and in age is their cellphone. 

Most android phone have an extendable storage. This means, you can simply buy a storage card for a decent price and store all of your photos or documents.

In the iPhone however, there is no option to extend your phone’s storage. It a case of “You Get What You Pay For.” 

Since one of the biggest factors in the price of a new iPhone is the amount of storage, a lot of people that are low on cash will opt for the smallest storage.

As time goes on, you realize that all those photos and videos take up space. Having to decide which photos or videos to keep and delete is painful and uploading your photos on Instagram may not be an option for personal reasons.

Here are some alternatives you can use to store some more of those precious data of yours. These services will help you survive on your 16gb device. Most of these have FREE storage with an option to upgrade for a paid storage service.

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud is a must have for iPhone or iPad users. You can automatically back up your photos and access them from any Apple device or any other computer device by going to icloud.com. This comes with your Apple device so Why not??

iCloud storage is free for Apple users for the first 5 GB and then jumps to $0.99 per month for up to 50 GB. The storage also goes up to $2.99 for 200 GB and $9.99 for 1TB. (Prices are as of time of writing)

The 5GB price normally gets to its maximum quickly because that is also where your Apple device backs up to. The 50GB limit for $0.99 is perfect for most users.


Dropbox is an incredible powerful storage service for photos, videos and other types of files. You can download it onto your desktop for easy storage ad on your phone. You can also share photos by sending a link to people to view photos without needing to be logged in.

Organization is easy in Dropbox and you can create albums and folders. It has a free plan with up to 2 GB and can also earn more storage by inviting friends to Dropbox.

You can upgrade to 1 TD for $10.99 per month and a Professional tier for $21.99 per month which offers 3 TG of storage.

Google Drive

Almost everyone is connected to google in one way and the other though email or YouTube and if not, opening a google account is free. Google photos also has some basic editing features. 

You can get a free plan with up to 15 GB. The next tier is $1.99 per month for 100 GB ad $2.99 per month for 200 GB. You can backup your photos using the Desktop uploader and iOS app on your phone. 

Google drive is great for collaborative work. You can create albums and let people access them through a link. You can also give them access to edit or add photos to the shared album.

Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive offers a few plans with up to 5 Gb and a 50GB plan for $1.99 per month. The next tier are premium offers which are $6.99 per month for 1 TB and $9.99 per month for up to 6 GB.

You can download and access photos to your computer using the desktop app. Your can also access them though any device by visiting the website.

Amazon Photos

Amazon photos is available to prime members. Since millions of people already have amazon price, this is a viable option. With your prime membership, you get unlimited photo storage and up to 5 GB of video and file storage. To begin, simple download the amazon photo app on your phone.

The step up from this is Amazon drive which has an $11.99 per year plan for 100 GB and $59.99 per year for the 1 TB plan. In both of these plans, photo storage do not count towards your storage.

While you it does not have any editing features you can easily organize and share your photos to Email, Facebook, Twitter or Text message.

The desktop app takes all the photos from your computer automatically and the iOS ap uploads your camera roll. The photos can be accessed from the Amazon’s iOS photos app, the desktop Cloud drive app or your amazon account. Using the unlimited photo storage alone will free up a lot of space in your phone.


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