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.
iOS 13 introduced iCloud folder sharing (and it finally came to full fruition in iOS 13.4), allowing iPhone and iPad users to share folders (instead of just files) with each other via iCloud Drive, giving it a Dropbox-like usability. The same functionality came to Mac with macOS Catalina - here's how to share folders from you Mac with other iCloud users:
iOS 13 finally adds a download manager to Safari on iPhone and iPad, which makes it more like your desktop where you can see (and choose) where a downloaded file is saved. Now any time you tap on a direct link to a downloadable file like a PDF, MP3, CSV, etc., a window will pop up asking if you want to download it or, in some cases, view/listen to it.
iCloud Drive makes it possible to share folders across Apple devices and between different users. Sharing a folder on the iPhone or iPad requires iOS 13 or later. iCloud Drive folders stored in the Files app on an iOS device can easily be shared with a few taps.
All iOS users get 5GB of iCloud storage for free. Anything above 5GB cost a monthly fee. Here's Apple's current prices for iCloud storage:
- 50GB for $0.99/month
- 200GB for $2.99/month
- 2TB for $9.99/month