Cloud storage makes it easy to sync your data across multiple smart devices like your phone, PC, tablet, etc., so you can access them as and when you want to. All major providers like OneDrive or iCloud have their own cloud storage offering free accounts.
Microsoft’s cloud service OneDrive protects your stored files and allows exchanging and transferring data files with others online. You can access your OneDrive storage data from any connected device by logging in to your Microsoft account. Microsoft account offers 5GB free storage and 50GB additional storage for $1.99 a month. An Office 365 paid subscription provides higher storage.
Apple’s iCloud offers a cloud-based ecosystem of tools and applications for iPhones, Macs, iPads, or other Apple devices. iCloud storage and computing solution is built into all Apple devices and connects them with each other. It stores content like photos, videos, documents, etc., and updates your device apps regularly. Like all other cloud storage, iCloud stores your data on remote servers for easy access providing all the services that Apple offers via the internet. You can organize your contacts, notes, calendars, reminders, etc., and access them from any of your Apple devices.
OneDrive vs. iCloud storage
Microsoft OneDrive offers 5GB of free storage and 50 GB of additional storage space for $1.99 a month. An Office 365 paid subscription provides higher storage. Microsoft offers its Office 365 for $6.99 per month for personal use and $9.99 per month for up to 6 users. Apple’s iCloud also provides 5GB of free storage and additional storage of 50GB for $0.99 per month, 200GB for $2.99 per month, and 2TB for $9.99 per month.
Both OneDrive and iCloud provide additional security measures like two-factor authentication to protect your applications, account, and services. However, OneDrive’s Business plan offers encryption at rest and a Personal Vault tool that creates additional security space within your drive.
iCloud encrypts data using 128-bit AES/TLS in transit, delivering higher data security.
iCloud is the best storage service for all Apple devices. Microsoft’s Office apps can store data on both iCloud and OneDrive.
However, iCloud provides a maximum of 50GB storage space, while OneDrive offers a massive 250GB storage limit. Microsoft 365 ecosystem users would like OneDrive, which offers easy file access across devices. You can use the iCloud services on its website on Android devices.