With iCloud, you automatically get 5GB of free iCloud storage for your photos, videos, files, and more.
How to free up space in iCloud
Answer: A: iPhone storage can never be expanded beyond what the phone came with when you purchased it. Buying more iCloud storage does not increase the physical space on your iPhone.
You cannot upgrade the physical storage on an iPhone or iPad. You would have to buy a new device with more storage if you wish to have more device storage.
Answer: A: You cannot upgrade the physical storage on an iPhone or iPad. You would have to buy a new device with more storage if you wish to have more device storage.
How to upgrade on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
How to upgrade on your Mac
Select iCloud. Under Storage, tap Manage Storage. Tap Change Storage Plan. Select the 2 TB option for $9.99, then enter your Apple ID credentials to confirm.
Apple's iCloud storage plan maxes out at 2TB -- even for a whole family. My wife's iPad has 2TB of storage. You can get MacBook Pros and Mac Studios with up to 8TB onboard, and that doesn't even count storage you add over Thunderbolt. Apple users are all about generating content.
The iPhone XR, like all iPhone models, doesn't come with expandable storage via a microSD card. If you decide you need additional storage you'll need to add it through Apple's iCloud service or via Lightning drive.
Cloud storage becomes a necessity Cloud storage has gotten more and more useful over the years — and more and more integrated with your apps and services. In fact, in 2020, you kind of need it. You might be able to get away with using a free plan at times, but even if you can't, it's well worth paying for.
Head to Settings and tap on your name (underneath should read “Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes, & App Store”). Tap on iCloud > Manage Storage (or iCloud Storage). Tap Backups and choose the device being used.