Today’s the day you’ll probably have to start paying for iCloud storage, folks — if you’re a former MobileMe subscriber, anyway. After giving us 25GB of iCloud storage absolutely free for two years, Apple has now ended the offer and dropped all non-paying iCloud users down to the basic 5GB plan.
If you need more than that, you’ll have to sign up for a subscription from today.
Apple has issues countless warnings to former MobileMe subscribers to let them know the cut was coming; in fact, if you were over the 5GB limit the Cupertino company would have sent you one email a day for the past week. So you were probably aware of the fact that your storage limit was going to decrease.
Fortunately, it’s easy to upgrade your storage limit again, and Apple’s prices are pretty reasonable. For an additional 10GB of storage, you’ll pay just $20 per year, while an additional 20GB of storage is $40 per year. The biggest package gives you 50GB of additional data for $100 per year. These allowances are added to the 5GB every user gets as standard.
For instructions on how to upgrade or help on reducing the amount of iCloud storage you’re using, check out Apple’s support page via the source link below.