Although iCloud offers 5 GB of free storage data for every user but there have been many complaints by the user that there is lack of free iCloud storage but it looks like that Apple has been listening to its users and have taken one step forward in this direction.
Now, when free users will upgrade from the 5 GB free plan then they will receive the first month of their paid plan for free.
The free trial options appear when a free user tries to make a backup of their iOS device and doesn’t have enough storage space. A popup will appear which reads as:
“You do not have enough space in iCloud to back up your iPhone. A 50 GB plan gives you plenty of space to continue backing up your iPhone. Your first month is free and it’s just $0.99 each month after.”
This implies to 50 GB storage plan and to 200 GB and 2 TB storage plans as well. After a month, the free trial period will end and the plan will renew at its normal rate. The 50 GB plan costs $0.99/month, 200 GB plan costs $2.99/month, and 2 TB plan costs $9.99/month.
If someone is already on a paid iCloud plan then they will not be eligible for this free trial even if they were to upgrade to a higher plan.
This is somewhat of a good move taken by Apple but the trial period lasts only for a month but still, it’s better than nothing. Apple took an initiative last year where it increased the storage of its paid plan but retaining the same price.