How to Back Up Your iOS Device with iCloud

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Jon S

I have been using mac.com/me.com since it came out. I love the way my wife and I coordinate our address books / calendars / etc via mac.com.

The new iOS is letting us download the purchases we've made via iTunes with no problems.

I have about 275GB of movies and music in my iTunes library. Not all of the media has been purchased via iTunes. My concern is the about of storage limits with the iCloud.... I know I have paid $99 for the mac.com account. With that going away....it goes to 5GB via the 'cloud' and if you want 50GB its a $100?

I'm reluctant to convert as I do not want to rack up a bunch of charges with the 'cloud' unnecessarily by switching.

I went to the Apple Store and asked only to get an answer that it is 'much more efficient in the way it stores via the iCloud?' Hmmm...how does that translate to what I already have? Can I opt out of storing part of media via iCloud or is it all or none?

I'm trying to get a grasp on how this will impact me moving forward.

Anyone else with this issue or concern? If so, how are you addressing it?

Thanks for input.

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patton77

Not everything counts towards your storage -- basically all purchases (movies, apps, music, books) DON'T count towards the 5GB, and photos don't count either...

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Bownse

I got this just trying to read the entry.

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Fion

Screenshot it if you get it again and send it to me so that our internet team can take a look at it.

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