If you’re having problem with several iCloud services, then you’re not alone. According to Apple’s iCloud System Status page, multiple services are affected.
Have you backed up your iPhone lately? If you haven’t you may want to do so right now, because losing all your apps, contacts, and most importantly, you photos and videos, can be a huge pain in the ass. If you misplace, break, or have your phone stolen you’ll lose your entire Camera Roll collection of photos and videos. But if you made a recent backup you just may be able to recover all your photos and videos in no time.
While Apple’s iCloud service didn’t have the greatest 2014, just ask Jennifer Lawrence, it is still the best and most convenient way to store and access your iPhone or iPad files online. Apple provides 5 GB of free iCloud storage, but as with all things concerning space, you can run out of it. So, if you don’t feel like ponying up to pay Apple for more space, you can delete your backups to free up more space in your iCloud account.
In November, 2014, Apple added the ability to upload photos directly to the iCloud website, which gave even more options for iCloud users to save their photos.