Well, the theme for iTea&Coffee clients this week seemed to be iCloud backups and how to 'fit' your i-Device's backup into the 5GB that you get from Apple for free.
In nearly every case, it is the Camera Roll on the device that is the problem - often thousands of photos taking up multiple gigabytes of the device's storage.
In many cases, these photos are already being automatically backed up to a computer by iCloud, or are being manually transferred regularly to a computer. But most of us are reluctant to remove our photos from our i-Devices and want to keep that camera roll backed up - just in case!
- iCloud (Apple): Free 5GB; Paid starts at $21/year for an extra 10GB; $42/year for an extra 50GB
- Dropbox: Free: 2GB (but you can 'earn' up to 16GB free); Paid starts at US$9.99/month for 100GB
- OneDrive (Microsoft): Free 7GB; Paid starts at US$25/year for 57GB; US$50/yr for 100GB
- Google+ (Google): Free: 15GB; Paid starts at only US$1.99/month for 100GB
- Cloud Drive (Amazon): Free 5GB; Paid starts at US$10/year for 20GB, US$50/year for 100GB
So if your iCloud backup is bursting at the seams, why not set your photos to back up to one of these 'clouds', and turn off your iCloud backup of your Camera Roll.
iTea&Coffee can help with all this if it all sounds too complicated or if you're just not sure how to get it all workings - call 1300 885 420 or email email@example.com.
Check out this recent article from The Age, which looks at the pros and cons of some of these services for backing up your photos.