Taking stock of monthly subscriptions now and then can save money. After all, why pay for something that's no longer being used? iCloud Drive usage varies widely depending on how the service is being used. If your iCloud subscription exceeds your needs, it's simple to downgrade and reduce the monthly iTunes charges.
One of the great features of iOS 11 and later is the Files app. Saving and browsing files directly on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch now has native support. Not only can files be stored locally on the device, but iOS can take advantage of cloud-based storage solutions such as iCloud or Dropbox. Individual apps can even be configured to use different locations for file storage by default.
Amazon Prime is widely known for its member benefits that include free two day shipping, access to extensive movie and music libraries with Prime Video and Prime Music, unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos, access to a variety of deals and discounts, access to a library of audio books, free grocery and restaurant delivery in certain locations, and more.
iPhone owners are all aware of and probably use iCloud to backup their photos, contacts and other files. Although it currently only offers 5 GB of free storage, it is relatively cheap to upgrade to 50 GB or 200 GB at 99¢ or $2.99 per month, respectively. That said, there is a plethora of cloud storage options out there, some offering quite a bit more free storage than Apple. Here are a few options to consider, all with iOS apps (Note: cloud storage prices change often, so prices indicated reflect those at the time of writing):
If you have a Google account (which you do if you have a gmail account), you also have access to 15 GB of free cloud storage via Google Drive. Google Drive has an iOS app that you can use to backup your photos, contacts, calendar and other files. It is basically Google's version of iCloud, but you start with 15 free GB instead of 5. Here's how to set it up and use it on your iPhone or iPad: