iCloud Storage Idea: User Quotas
iCloud Family Sharing is great… until you wake up one morning to a message that your phone didn’t back up last night because you ran out of iCloud Storage space.
You look into it and find that your wife’s iCloud Photo Library is taking up 80%+ of your 200 TB of space because she’s been snapping pictures and taking videos for the last two years and while not practicing basic camera roll hygiene. Putting aside the fact that Photos.app is shit for sorting through and pruning her now 20,000+ images and videos it hits you, why the frak is it that one user’s inability to keep their shit organized should effect the entire family’s ability to use iCloud?
The solution? Per user storage quotas.
iCloud should allow the technically adept family organizer to configure storage quotas each family. That way if you have a spouse, significant other, sibling, child, etc who refuses to clean up their digital crap, it only stops their iCloud from working properly instead of the entire family’s.
Sure, I *could* upgrade from 200 GB to 1 TB of storage m, but then I’d just be punting the ball 3-5 years down the road. And sure, I *could* setup Google Photos (and nuke her library from orbit), but the idea of giving Google that much personal data just makes me shudder.
What’s everyone else think? Is this that crazy of an idea?