Cloud Storage

How to change the default save location for iOS Files

iOS 11 Files app

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.

How to set up Amazon Drive on iPhone

How to set up Amazon Drive on iPhone and iPad.

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.

8 free cloud storage apps for iPhone

8 options for cloud storage on iPhone and iPad.

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 99ยข 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):

How to set up and use Google Drive on your iPhone

How to use Google Drive on iPhone and iPad.

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:

How to set up AT&T Locker (free 50GB storage for AT&T customers)

How to activate AT&T Locker on iPhone.

While most iPhone owners use iCloud to store photos, contacts, music and other files, many may be unaware that some wireless providers offer cloud storage options as well, with some offering far more than iCloud's 5 free GB. AT&T, for example, offers a whopping 50GB of cloud storage for free through its AT&T Locker app. Locker is available to all AT&T wireless customers for free, here's how to set it up:

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