1. recDNA's Avatar
    I purchased an iPad for a friend
    Can I somehow put the icloud account on my credit card (not the one associated with her iPad nor iphone)? She is too cheap to pay for it but I would like to give it to her with the ipad.
    12-19-2019 02:03 PM
  2. Mars20's Avatar
    The iCloud comes with 5 GB of free storage.
    12-19-2019 03:14 PM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    The iCloud comes with 5 GB of free storage.
    Yea and with just 1 Apple device that should be fine.
    12-19-2019 03:18 PM
  4. recDNA's Avatar
    Yea and with just 1 Apple device that should be fine.
    No she has several
    12-19-2019 03:24 PM
  5. Mars20's Avatar
    No she has several
    You can gift the money as an Apple Credit to her ID.
    12-19-2019 03:39 PM
  6. recDNA's Avatar
    How? I cannot have the sum deducted from my credit card monthly?
    12-19-2019 03:50 PM
  7. Mars20's Avatar
    One way is to give the person an iTunes Gift card which can be used as credit towards iCloud storage. As the friend already has a card associated with her account, I’m not sure how you can have yours associated with it as well, but I may be wrong.
    12-19-2019 04:18 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I think you send Apple ID credit. The recipient then uses that to pay for iCloud storage. Not sure exactly how it works though. But $12 Apple ID credit would last a year for the 50gb option. Might call Apple Support to find out just how it works.
    12-19-2019 04:24 PM
  9. recDNA's Avatar
    Yes calling Apple is best. I tried the Apple Store but it was too busy. I called Apple and was on hold forever. I figured if anybody knew people here would. I know my friend. I can give her credits galore but she won't use them for icloud. I was hoping to do it in secret and just hook her up. Obviously it doesn't bother her to lose pics like it would bother me.
    12-19-2019 05:07 PM
  10. Mars20's Avatar
    However well intentioned, trying to secretly increase someone’s iCloud storage (ie. tampering) could get you into trouble.
    12-20-2019 02:44 AM
  11. recDNA's Avatar
    However well intentioned, trying to secretly increase someone’s iCloud storage (ie. tampering) could get you into trouble.
    That settles that. I just wanted to help her store her pictures and transition from one ipad to another seamlessly not trace her movements or something. If it is creepy that's the end of it.
    12-20-2019 07:58 AM
  12. pkcable's Avatar
    That settles that. I just wanted to help her store her pictures and transition from one ipad to another seamlessly not trace her movements or something. If it is creepy that's the end of it.
    You could just be totally upfront about it and tell her you want to pay the first 2 years of her iCloud fees, which at .99 a month would be more than covered by a 25 dollar iTunes gift card. Or 1 year with a 15 dollar card.
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    12-20-2019 09:35 AM
  13. recDNA's Avatar
    You could just be totally upfront about it and tell her you want to pay the first 2 years of her iCloud fees, which at .99 a month would be more than covered by a 25 dollar iTunes gift card. Or 1 year with a 15 dollar card.
    Yes thanks. She thinks it is a waste of money so won't do it but she could use it to buy apps anyway.
    12-20-2019 09:53 AM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yes thanks. She thinks it is a waste of money so won't do it but she could use it to buy apps anyway.
    I hate paying the 99¢ a month. But was forced to do so. I remained within my free 5 gb for 7 years, then Apple changed things in iOS 12, and I can no longer do it. I'm using about 6½ gb of iCloud storage, and paying 99¢ for the extra 1½ gb. She may be fine with the free 5 gb for now, but may have to upgrade her storage at some point. Especially if she has 2 devices using storage. My wife is still within her free 5 gb. She's had an iPhone for 6 years.
    12-20-2019 10:30 AM
  15. recDNA's Avatar
    I hate paying the 99¢ a month. But was forced to do so. I remained within my free 5 gb for 7 years, then Apple changed things in iOS 12, and I can no longer do it. I'm using about 6½ gb of iCloud storage, and paying 99¢ for the extra 1½ gb. She may be fine with the free 5 gb for now, but may have to upgrade her storage at some point. Especially if she has 2 devices using storage. My wife is still within her free 5 gb. She's had an iPhone for 6 years.
    How did you get 5gb free?
    12-20-2019 10:36 AM
  16. Mars20's Avatar
    When you create an Apple iCloud Account you get 5 GB free On the first account.
    12-20-2019 11:44 AM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    How did you get 5gb free?
    It comes with an iCloud account. When you create an Apple ID, you get 5 gb free.
    12-20-2019 11:53 AM
  18. recDNA's Avatar
    It comes with an iCloud account. When you create an Apple ID, you get 5 gb free.
    She first set up her account 10 years ago but never set up icloud. Does she still have 5gb?
    12-20-2019 12:10 PM
  19. Mars20's Avatar
    If she has an iCloud account, then Yes.
    12-20-2019 12:17 PM
  20. recDNA's Avatar
    If she has an iCloud account, then Yes.
    She never created one
    It has always been shut off in settings.
    12-20-2019 12:34 PM
  21. Mars20's Avatar
    How do you mean "shut off"?
    12-20-2019 02:11 PM
  22. Tartarus's Avatar
    She never created one
    It has always been shut off in settings.
    Don’t overthink it. You get 5 GB, regardless of anything. You just get it.
    12-20-2019 10:22 PM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    She never created one
    It has always been shut off in settings.
    Are you saying she's not signed in to her iCloud. If she created an Apple ID 10 years ago, she should have an iCloud account. Just needs to sign in with her Apple ID.
    Annie_M, scruffypig and TgeekB like this.
    12-21-2019 10:06 AM

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