1. JobSteves's Avatar
    I've never been one to use cloud storage but now That I have just a 16gb iPhone I'm gonna have to start using one. I can't afford to pay so I'm just going to have to use the free version so take that into consideration.

    I don't currently have a tablet or a computer either.

    I was thinking iCloud drive but it doesn't have folders and stuff. I also thought about Dropbox because it's widely popular and google drive because it offers a decent amount of free storage but I just don't know. Can anyone give me any recommendations as to what they would do in this situation.

    Thanks in advance.
    09-21-2014 11:30 PM
  2. Debbster said: Best Answer

    I've found that Dropbox has helped me loads when when I need to empty my phone for more storage space. Usually clearing out my photos is enough for me to stay within my limit so I don't have to pay anything extra. Hope this helps you. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  3. Debbster's Avatar
    I've found that Dropbox has helped me loads when when I need to empty my phone for more storage space. Usually clearing out my photos is enough for me to stay within my limit so I don't have to pay anything extra. Hope this helps you. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    09-21-2014 11:40 PM
  4. pr1nce's Avatar
    I use Dropbox
    09-21-2014 11:48 PM
  5. JobSteves's Avatar
    I've found that Dropbox has helped me loads when when I need to empty my phone for more storage space. Usually clearing out my photos is enough for me to stay within my limit so I don't have to pay anything extra. Hope this helps you. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks for the advice. Yeah I mostly need to just store pics and video and Dropbox is popular so I'll try it.

    Other suggestions are still welcome though.
    09-22-2014 01:30 AM
  6. ame's Avatar
    I use Dropbox with the camera backup (I have a pro account for Dropbox but I have for years prior to even having an iPhone), and I have an icloud backup as well, the 20GB right now, which I may upgrade.)
    09-22-2014 10:52 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I use Dropbox for various forms and documents and a few photos and wallpaper, but I use OneDrive by Microsoft solely for photo storage. The associated app will easily upload and/or download the photos to and from your device. Still, either choice or both should be sufficient, in my opinion...
    09-22-2014 11:00 AM
  8. heberman's Avatar
    Another vote for Dropbox. It's easy, it just works, and it's free for a basic account.
    09-22-2014 11:53 AM
  9. Chrysalis1156's Avatar
    I got an email saying I was almost out of space on my 5G free iCloud account. Checked the upgrade price & it was $.99 a month for 20G so I went for it. I was expecting a much higher price so I was very happy. Not saying that's the way everyone should go. Just putting it out there for informational purposes. ๐Ÿ˜„
    Dwood1970 likes this.
    09-22-2014 01:01 PM
  10. rdubmu's Avatar
    You should do "OneDrive" as it provides 30 gigs for free. It will back up your photos and is integrated with Office 13

    The camera backup works on iPhone and windows phone
    dbk1966 likes this.
    09-22-2014 01:05 PM
  11. itsgusmetropolo's Avatar
    I use Box because I got 50gb for free. If I had to choose, I would go with OneDrive or Dropbox/
    09-22-2014 04:30 PM
  12. DMBAdict04's Avatar
    I've had Dropbox for forever and use it for business/personal use. It works amazingly well. However, I must admit that I'm starting to consider OneDrive. 30GBs for free is really hard to pass up.
    09-22-2014 07:35 PM
  13. KiwiGrrl's Avatar
    OneDrive and Dropbox both here, but I get a lot more space with OneDrive so use it most. 1 TB for having an Office sub isn't bad at all.
    09-24-2014 07:31 PM
  14. xderiwx's Avatar
    Just a little heads-up for OneDrive, I just signed up and I'm pretty sure I seen somewhere that says the upgrade to 30gb for using camera upload option was only until the end of September. So hurry!

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    09-28-2014 12:07 AM
  15. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    Dropbox.
    It syncs so fast to all your devices and computers, it's instant.
    And I think there's a free option.

    Also, iCloud Drive is just starting up and I think Apple has a free price point too. And I think a 99-cent/month option for more storage. That might work well too.
    09-28-2014 12:24 AM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Box gives you 10 gb of free storage. Dropbox gives you 2 gb of free storage. OneDrive gives you 18 gb of free storage. I use all three.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-28-2014 12:54 AM
  17. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    It's not only about the amount of space, but the security of your cloud data, the accessibility of your data (from other platforms), the integration with other apps, etc just to name a few.

    That being said, Dropbox by far is the best IMHO.
    09-28-2014 04:40 AM
  18. moloes's Avatar
    I use Google drive. I get 15gb free storage.
    dbk1966 and Dwood1970 like this.
    09-28-2014 05:20 AM
  19. dbk1966's Avatar
    I use Dropbox and box (50GB).
    Make sure you go w 32GB iPhone at a minimum next time. Good luck!
    10-22-2014 10:47 PM
  20. KarmelVixen's Avatar
    I use Dropbox 50.2gb free account.
    dbk1966 likes this.
    10-22-2014 11:15 PM
  21. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I use Dropbox, Box, one drive and Google Drive. I hoard as much cloud space as possible.
    TechnologyTwitt likes this.
    10-22-2014 11:48 PM
  22. Derrick4Real's Avatar
    I guess i'm the exception. I DON'T use Dropbox.
    Not enough free storage.

    Mainly i use OneDrive (used to by Skydrive) for files and photos, Google play for music (20k songs free plus you can easily just make more google accounts if you need more), iCloud only for contacts and iphone backups.

    OneDrive is great for my needs. First, I'm not tied to the Apple ecosystem. I don't buy music or any other media from apple. I have 40GBs of free storage. My dropbox account is like 2 years older and still under like 3 or 4gbs. Regardless, OneDrive gave me a place to archive all my photos and docs and have plenty of headroom for more. I still have like 30 gbs free.

    Google play music is good. Since i've never bought music from apple icloud matching is useless and i'm not paying a fee to store music. I could just run a server from home and remotely stream. Google play is great. it's free and gives you a lot. The matching of songs is only so so. Granted i uploaded most of my stuff long before the matching function was added. That took forever but again. Free is worth it. And it wouldn't take as long now. I use the Gmusic 2 app and the google play music app on the phone. Both work great and i got Gmusic 2 free. I however have 64gbs and about 40 of it is music and play most of my music locally.

    Also have Box, Google Drives, a Dropbox. Amazingly i've had dropbox the longest and it's got the least storage.
    11-06-2014 02:06 AM
  23. tanson1011's Avatar
    I use google plus auto backup. (Been using android for ever) just save in standard res. I notice apple has a 20g for 1 dollar a month. That's not bad. Next time get a larger model.
    11-11-2014 12:43 PM
  24. dbk1966's Avatar
    I use Box (50GB) and OneDrive (30GB). So that is 80GB on top of the 64 that comes with my phone.
    11-21-2014 02:21 PM
  25. OBF's Avatar
    I use Box (50GB) and OneDrive (30GB). So that is 80GB on top of the 64 that comes with my phone.
    Yeah but is that only for photos? Is that the only thing you can store?


    Sent from my Space Grey iPhone 6 Plus using Tapatalk
    11-22-2014 08:39 PM
  26. zerog46's Avatar
    Nope you can store pretty much anything.


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    11-22-2014 08:56 PM
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