In recent times the option of being able to continue increasing the memory of the terminals has been evolving to a great extent. Not only do we have the ‘classic’ option of inserting an external microSD card so as not to occupy all the internal space of smartphones, but now we can use different storage services in the cloud . In addition, it has become a favorite option for many, since it is a place where we will have access to the information that we have saved at any time and device.
Even one of its strengths is that it will keep you safe from the different problems that these external accessories can sometimes reach us to expand the memory. However, although at first almost all these services have a free option, the truth is that, when the time comes, we may be a little short, so you should move on to another plan which will be paid. Therefore, if you want to upload your photos, videos or music to a cloud, you should know what are the best options that you can find today.
Your free options
All these options have a free version initially. However, after these free GB , all the plans that they offer us will be paid. Therefore, we bring you four examples that are widely used by different Android users. In addition, we have left other exclusive options such as iCloud of the iPhone, Huawei Cloud or Samsung Cloud.
The reliability offered by this development is absolute. It can almost be considered a standard since its options are very varied and the operation is efficient and fast. Possibilities such as sharing files via links, editing documents and viewing images and videos are from the start. In addition, if desired, it is capable of making automatic copies with great effectiveness and with excellent integration of the operating system.
As for the space that is obtained for free in Dropbox when registering, this is only 2 GB . In the event that you want to expand, you will have these plans at your disposal:
- Plus: for one user, 2 TB for 11.99 euros per month.
- Family: up to 6 users, you can share 2 TB for 19.99 euros per month.
If you want to download this option, you can do it from the following links:
We have left for second place the one developed by Google itself . Not because it is of worse quality than the first, far from it, but because of the fact that the previous one is a totally alternative option that many users do not have in mind today for their smartphones.
In this case, we are facing the option that best integrates with Android and that has a higher operating ratio, that is, it fails very little. In addition, it offers us all the usual and, also, collaborative work options that are added to Google’s own Office developments.
One of its strengths is that its use is extremely simple and can be combined with the rest of the applications of the American company, such as Gmail. The space that is provided free of charge is 15 GB , although we can always change the plan:
- 100 GB for 1.99 euros per month or 19.99 euros per year.
- 200 GB for 2.99 euros per month or 29.99 euros per year.
- 2 TB for 9.99 euros per month or 99.99 euros per year.
If you choose this option, you can always download them from the following links:
However, it offers us free of charge, some is 10 GB , but if you want to increase the space, these are your other options:
- Pro: 1 TB for a user for $ 3.75 (at the change are 3.25 euros).
- Business: 100 TB to share with up to 100 users for $ 40 per month (approximately € 35 per month).
The last option that you probably already know about is OneDrive . This cloud service is present on many computers, but it can also be used on smartphones. For free, we will have up to 5 GB as standard once we register for this service. But, if you have fallen short, you can always go on to increase the space by changing your plan:
- 100 GB for 2 euros per month.
- 1 TB for 7 euros per month or 69 euros per year.
- 6 TB (1 TB per person) for 10 euros per month or 99 euros per year.
How to do it
In order to start enjoying these services, we must choose one of the options that we have proposed. We will take Google Drive as an example, since it is one of the most used. To begin with, we must register with said cloud service. In the case of this software, it will be enough for us to have a Gmail account . Then, if you have an Android or iPhone mobile, you must follow these steps to upload the files you want:
- Enter the Google Drive app from your Android or iOS mobile.
- Touch Add that we will identify it with a ‘+’.
- Click on the Upload option.
- Find the files you want to upload and tap on them.
You have already verified that the steps to follow are really simple. If in your case you want the backup to be saved automatically in the cloud you use, you must enter your own settings. Although, in those firms such as iPhone, Samsung or Huawei that have their own cloud, it will come as standard when making a backup. The same happens with the rest of Android phones.
To download the data to another phone, if you use Google Drive you will only have to add your Gmail account to an already configured phone, the data that you had previously included in the backup of that account will be transferred to that mobile device. Although, if you want to upload an image or video from your iPhone to iCloud , you must enter Photos, press and hold on the media file> Save to Files> iCloud Drive and choose the folder you want.
If in your case you have an iPhone and you use iCloud , these are the steps you should do to make a backup:
- Connect the device to a Wi-Fi network.
- Go to Settings> click on your profile and enter iCloud.
- Enter the Copy to iCloud section and activate the function.
- Lastly, Backup Now.
Under ‘Back up now’, you will see the date and time of the last backup. If you receive an alert that you do not have enough iCloud storage space to complete the backup, you will need to change plans or delete files from the cloud.