On June 1, Google Photos’ limitless free picture storage will come to an end. It’ll limit users to the 15GB of free Google storage that the firm provides for all accounts. This will be divided across Photos, Gmail, and Drive storage. Users who want additional cloud storage can subscribe to Google’s storage plans. This starts at Rs.120 a monthly for 100GB of storage. If you don’t need that much capacity or don’t want to spend money on more cloud storage. Clearing out your existing 15GB of free storage is a smart way to start. Here’s how to accomplish it in just a few simple steps.
Here is a way to free up your storage.
The Google One app sees what’s taking up your free 15GB of cloud storage and to delete undesirable stuff. If you don’t already have it, you can get it from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Go to the ‘Storage’ tab in the app. You’ll be able to view how much of your free 15GB storage is being used, as well as how much of it is being used by each service across your Gmail, Google Drive files, and Google Photos data.
To start deleting this information, click the ‘Free up account storage’ option below. You’ll now be able to see a list of items that are using your storage space. Emails that were previously tossed in the trash but are now permanently gone, emails with big attachments, unsupported file types on Google Drive, and more will be among them.
Here’s how to download all of your Google Photos images offline if you want to clean off your Google Photos storage as well.
You may either pick all items or manually choose the files you wish to delete from each of these categories. Continue removing unnecessary items from each category until you only have vital and desirable emails, files, and other data. While this workaround will allow you to free up some space temporarily, your list of essential files and emails will continue to grow over time.