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iCloud storage: any downsides of having a family sharing plan?
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 12, 2017 02:43PM
we have 2 iPhone SE (64 GB) and the older Son is getting an iPhone 5 (32 GB). I keep getting message that the I ran out of space on my iCloud account, and wife is probably getting the same message on her phone. I am thinking to sing up for 200 GB which should be plenty for all 3 phones and then using the family sharing to back up all 3 phones to the same 200 GB iCloud account. Any downsides in doing this?

Thanks



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/12/2017 05:19PM by space-time.
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Re: iCloud storage: any downsides of faving a family sharing plan?
Posted by: Gilbert
Date: August 12, 2017 04:52PM
In iOS 10, Family Sharing doesn't include iCloud storage. In order for all three devices to use the same iCloud storage, each device will need to be signed into the same iCloud as their primary iCloud account. This may work for your family but it will mean that all contacts, calendars, notes will be shared between everyone.

However, iOS 11 will introduce sharing iCloud Storage as part of Family Sharing in the fall.

Hope that helps.

Gilbert
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Re: iCloud storage: any downsides of faving a family sharing plan?
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 12, 2017 05:07PM
That DOES help. I will hold out until iOS 11 then and back up local via USB once in a while.
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Re: iCloud storage: any downsides of having a family sharing plan?
Posted by: evilrobot
Date: August 13, 2017 10:15AM
adding my thanks to that Gilbert, good to know about the family storage.
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Re: iCloud storage: any downsides of having a family sharing plan?
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 13, 2017 12:09PM
Yes, this forum is great, isn't it?
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