iCloud Storage Question

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I do not know if this is the right forum to ask this but since this is an Apple related question, I thought I would post my question here. I am considering replacing my Samsung Galaxy S5 with an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. If I switch to iPhone, I will also replace my Samsung tablet with an iPad. I also intend to setup an Apple account before the purchase to transfer my music and other files to iCloud. However, before I make the switch, if I choose the iPhone, I have a question about the iCloud. I have a Google Drive account which stores my large music collection in both MP3 and FLAC formats. I am considering replacing my MP3 songs with either AAC or M4A copies. These M4A or AAC files will be created by making copies from my FLAC files. When I last checked, Apple had ALAC format for iTunes and iOS devices as a lossless audio compression. I intend to use iTunes to store my music in M4A or AAC and transfer the files to the iPhone while I use a separate media player to listen to music in FLAC on my HTPC. As a safety measure, in case my computer and/or external hard drive are lost or damaged or destroyed by a virus, power surge, fire, or natural disaster, I would like to store my FLAC files on iCloud. Will iCloud be able to store my music in FLAC or will I have to switch to ALAC? If I have to change from FLAC to ALAC, will I lose audio quality during the conversion? Thanks.
 

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iCloud backup is mostly for backups of pictures, app data, and messages. It will not back up your music files.

There's a separate part of iCloud called "iCloud drive" where you can store...basically, whatever. You could dump the FLAC files there if you want.
 
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