How to increase Google storage for photos, Drive and Gmail

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Is your 15GB Google account storage quota nearly full? You don't have to panic; there are ways to increase your Google account storage space.

In this article, we will show you an easy method to get more storage space on Google Photos, Drive and Gmail.

Use of the free storage space of your Google account

By default, Google gives each account holder 15GB of free cloud storage after sign up. It's easy to fill your quota if you use the Google ecosystem a lot, as it's shared across Google Drive, Photos, and Gmail.

With recent changes to Google's cloud storage policy, it's even easier to gobble up your account storage space. To get the most out of your allocated storage quota, you should periodically free up your Google Photos, Gmail, and Google Drive storage space. However, as you are reading this article, it is likely that you have already tried to save your Google Account storage space by using several available solutions.

So what if the free 15GB storage isn't big enough for you and you're not ready to switch from Google Drive? The answer you are looking for is.

How to increase the storage space of Gmail, Drive and Google Photos

Unfortunately, there's no trick to getting more Google Drive storage for free. As things stand, you'll need to pay for a Google One subscription package to increase Google's storage.

First, you'll need to check if Google One is available in your region on the. If your country is supported, please follow these steps:

  • Go up .
  • Toccata Update .
  • Select your favorite package by tapping the price.
  • Accept the Google One Terms of Agreement.
  • Follow the instructions to complete your purchase.

You can also subscribe from the dedicated Google One app available for free on the Google Play Store. Within the Google One app, tap the floating button Update or go to the card Settings , select Switch to subscription and select your package.

Alternatively, you can use the Google Photos app. Tap the account selector at the top right, select Photo settings> Backup and sync and select Buy 100 GB. After that, it will take you to a page where you can choose a suitable package.

Finally, if you have Google Drive installed, tap on the hamburger menu and select Buy storage space

Google is worth it

Google One is a paid cloud storage service offered by Google. It provides a huge storage upgrade from 15GB up to 2TB, depending on the package. In addition to additional cloud storage, Google One includes benefits such as access to Google Experts (Google's support team), more editing features in Google Photos, and a free Android VPN from Google (available in select markets).

Also, and probably one of the coolest features is family support. You can share your Google One storage with five additional members. Google Drive can also unlock special hotel rates, but that depends on your location.

With all these benefits, is Google One worth the price? It is for sure. Even better, if you are hooked on the Google ecosystem, you have more to gain by paying for Google One.

Will Google Ever Increase Free Storage?

Given recent changes to what Google counts for your 15GB free storage quota, the company is less likely to consider increasing its free package. This, of course, will work against the company's goal of getting you to pay for Google One.

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