As we advance in technology so also our storage needs to be increased. With smart or android phones, we are used to saving every information on the phone or computers. As the data increases so also the need to increase its capacity increases. Many of us were fine with 500GB od harddisk, then changed to 1 TB, now many of carrying additional hard drives but that too is not sufficient as every day, our data increases and we need to stock it. For this purpose, Google has used its cloud storage as the modern-day hard drive and it automatically provides 15 GB of storage space for free. You can use this space to store any and everything from documents, emails, pictures, music, videos, books, paperwork, movies, etc. As time passes, your storage gets full as we forget to delete unwanted files and thus need additional storage space that can be used to save our data.
Some of the ways to get more storage space on Google Drive is:
i) Google Drive giveaway and promotions - Wait for the promotional offers which may be a way to get more/free storage space on Google Drive during a festival or any new purchases of gadgets, etc.
ii) Register with their Edu email - Google provides unlimited storage for a lifetime to students or alumni of schools using Google for Education. If you can, register with a .edu email to get the facility.
iii) Choose the Google One plan - It offers membership plans on a monthly or yearly basis. Some of the plans are 100 GB at Rs.130/month or 1300/year, 200 GB at Rs.210/ month or 2100/ year, 2 TB at Rs.650/ month or 6500/ year, 10 TB at Rs.6500/month, 20 TB at Rs.13000/month and 30 TB at Rs.19500/month. It provides access to Google experts, the option to add family members and some extra benefits to its members.
Some of the ways to add up storage space are:
a) Google's file formats- When you upload files, try to convert it in Google's file formats i.e. Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, etc. This will help to increase the free space on your drive as Google provides unlimited storage for free for these formats.
b) Never add shared files to drive - When you are downloading shared files from anyone, don't add shared files to your own Google Drive. This will help to save more space.
c) Empty Google Drive trash - When you delete or clean your saved files from the drive, it is sent to the Trash where they get accumulate so ensure that you empty your trash to delete files/data forever and save space on Google Drive.
d) Clean your Gmail regularly - We know that emails do not take much space but the attachment in it do take major space. It is always better to clear all unwanted emails and attachments, spam, trash bin etc to free up Google Drive space.
e) Delete unwanted and duplicate files - As we receive many emails and files and we save many photos or videos in the drive, many times it gets duplicated and thus taking space of the drive. Take time to go through the stored files and data and delete all duplicate and large files which are no longer required, saving space on the Drive.
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