iPhone 14 buyers can still get free iCloud storage for backups when upgrading, we’ve got you covered.
Apple released iOS 15 last year with a new perk. When you buy a new iPhone or iPad, including the new iPhone 14, you’ll get a temporary boost in iCloud storage to back up your old iPhone.
How To Create a Temporary Backup of your current iPhone?
- Go to Settings and choose General
- Scroll down and find the “Transfer or Rest iPhone” option;
- Tap “Get Started”;
- If you see “iCloud Backup is Turned Off,” tap Turn On Backup to Transfer;
- If you don’t have enough iCloud storage, you’ll see a message that says you’re eligible to get free extra iCloud storage. Tap Continue;
- Your iPhone will then start the process of backing up to iCloud, regardless of how much iCloud storage you have.
According to Apple users will have days to restore their temporary backup of the new iPhone or iPad, before the temporary iCloud storage expires and your backup is permanently deleted. The company also clarified if your iPhone 14 doesn’t arrive within 21 days, “21 days to restore your temporary backup before it’s deleted.” Users can view another option in the Settings app under the “Keep My Backup Longer”.
Once you restore the temporary backup to your new device, it will be available there for seven days before being permanently deleted.
Apple should offer as much cloud storage as possible by raising the amount of free iCloud storage. This would help solve the issue of not being able to sync your photos, videos and documents at a decent speed. Coincidentally it is the same amount of free iCloud storage that Steve Jobs first announced in 2011.
iCloud+ storage starts at $0.99 for 50GB of storage, 200GB for $2.99 per month and 2TB is available for $9.99.