Many of us have lost memorable photos when our phones were lost, stolen, or simply failed. There is no reason to ever worry about this with iOS thanks to many great alternative free cloud storage solutions.
Nearly all of these solutions offer at least some free capacity, with many also offering massive amounts of storage for rather low prices. You can even sync to multiple services to ensure your photos are available whenever you need them.
After uploading the photos, you can then access them with other mobile devices and computers. I highly recommend you download, install, and setup at least one of these services for photo syncing as soon as you can.
Box is a powerful cloud storage offering, but currently does not have an automatic photo sync solution so it was not included in this image gallery. You can use apps like CameraSync or PhotoSync, available from the App Store, or setup a simple IFTTT routine.
The easiest solution — and the one most likely to be used by folks who purchase iPhones with their two-year upgrade subsidy — is iCloud. You get 5GB with an iCloud account and have a few ways to control photo uploads.
Millions use Facebook for social networking and sharing of photos in their Timeline. You can also sync your photos to the Facebook server with some limited storage capacity.
Google+ is one of my primary backup cloud solutions since I am always working in Google. You can control when photos and videos get backed up and also select full-size backups.
The only limit to full-size photos is your Google Drive capacity. I have a couple hundred gigabytes available so have plenty of room to backup my photos. Google+ has proven to be pretty reliable over the years.
Office 365 subscribers get a whopping 1TB of OneDrive storage. Take advantage of that space and get OneDrive backing up your photos now.
I prefer using Flickr for photo sharing because they have unlimited storage and a website optimized for photos. You can upload your full resolution too.
Dropbox is a standard for many people and as you can see there are some simple toggles for this cloud service. Free storage is available with low cost options for even more.
SugarSync is a powerful cloud service, but no longer has a free option. There is a free trial, but the lowest cost capacity option is $7.49 per month for 60GB.
Amazon offers a service to backup and save your photos on iOS as well. You can upload photos and videos via wi-fi or cellular.