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How to Increase the Storage of Users (Consumer + Google Workspace Basic) in Google Drive

Storage in the drive might not be infinite but if managed properly it can last a while. For us, humans, “the sky is the limit” but for Google Drive, it's 30 TB.

Using a cloud storage service like Google Drive has plenty of advantages, such as easier file sharing and having a remote location to back up your files. But compared to competitors like DropBox and Apple's iCloud service, Google Drive's popularity is built on useful collaborative tools and built-in integrations with Google's suite of products and services.

If you have a Google account, you already have 15 GB of free storage on Google Drive. So how to take advantage of all that space? Our guide covers all the basics, from using Google Drive to upload and access files on any device, to all the tools that make collaboration with others a breeze.

Some of Google Drive's other key features:

  • Storing files: By default, Google gives you 15 GB of free storage space across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos. If you ever hit that limit, you can always pay for more space by upgrading to a Google One account.

  • Sharing files: Files are private until you share them. But at any time, you can invite others to view, edit, or download files and documents.

  • Accessing files from anywhere: Files can be accessed from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Offline access is also available.

  • Comprehensive search: Drive can recognize images and text in scanned documents, making searching for files more manageable.

  • Secure storage: Drive files are protected by an AES256 or AES128 encryption, the same security protocol used on other Google services.

The one place where every picture you take, every document you make, every contact you create, or every mail you get is stored in a unified location or platform from where all can be accessed through either desktop or mobile phones/laptops easily and promptly.

You can track the locus of your journey a month ago through Google Drive as the data is tracked and stored for future use if and when the need arises again. It’s very easy to search and find anything in Google Drive as well.

Be it a Consumer Version, after some time the storage gets filled so every user needs additional storage on their drive when the storage is nearing its end. That can be done easily just by clicking on the “Manage” Option in the bottom left corner, a page will open showing the options to buy either 100 GB of storage or 1 TB of storage per month, etc.

After the monetary transaction Storage will be assigned to the user’s drive-by Google, instantaneously and it will show total storage of 115 GB or 130 GB respectively. (If one buys the first plan add 100GB)

The other ways to increase storage are:

  1. Deleting photos from G Drive.

  2. Deleting old, unimportant emails from all emails.

  3. Empty the “Trash” from G Drive.

Note: You can also check and keep track of the amount of storage

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