Tuesday, April 16, 2019

3 Steps To Boast your Google Storage space

3 Steps To Boast your Google Storage space

The Google storage for many of us, is the modern-day hard drive; where most of our important thoughts, documents, and memories reside. But just like with every other hard drive, the space isn’t infinite, so we are bound to face the space shortage issues.

By default, Google gives you 15GB of space to use for everything associated with your account. (If you have a paid G Suite account, your limit’s likely higher.) That includes content connected to Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos (if you’re saving your photos at full resolution). Needless to say, data adds up fast.

You can check your current storage status by visiting this page, and if push comes to shove, you can purchase more space there, too, for as little as $2 a month for an extra 100GB. But shelling out more money might not be necessary. A quick round of old-fashioned housekeeping could be enough to clear away your virtual cobwebs and give yourself ample room to grow. You can achieve this by following the outlined steps below;

Step 1: Free Up Photo Storage.

Unless you have a Pixel phone, every photo and video backed up to Google Photos at its full resolution counts against your Google storage. You can free up tons of space by converting those files to Google’s free and unlimited “high-quality” option, which compresses images down to 16MP and videos to 1080p (a change that’s unlikely to be noticeable for most people and purposes).
  • Locate the photo settings page on the Google Photo app and select “High quality (free unlimited storage).”
  • On that same page, click the “Recover storage” button. That’ll compress your existing photos and videos and remove them from your Google storage quota.

Step 2: No To Google Drive Debris.

For every users who have prompted for a total back up with Google, this is a command that all files should be saved automatically in your google storage including your junks. Google Drive is a common place for space-sucking files to build up and wear down your quota, but tidying things up doesn’t take long.
  • Open your Google drive, it will show you a list of all of your Drive files sorted by size with the largest items at the top.
  • Look through the heftiest offenders, and delete anything you no longer need.
  • Click the gear-shaped icon in Drive’s upper-right corner, and select “Settings,” followed by “Manage Apps.”
  • For any apps that have a note about hidden data, click the gray “Options” box to the right, and select “Delete hidden app data.”

Step 3: Delete Gmail Junks.

A bulk of bugs stocking up on your Google drive storage are the junks from your mail, like the spams, trash etc. Emails don’t take up a ton of space, but you know what does? Attachments. Odds are, you’ve got plenty of old attachments sitting in your Gmail account that you don’t really need.
  • Go to the Gmail website and type “has:attachment larger:10M” into the search box at the top.
  • Identify any messages with disposable attachments and delete them. (There’s no great way to get rid of an attachment without also deleting the associated email, unfortunately, but you can always forward a message back to yourself and manually remove the attachment before axing the original.)
  • Open your Spam folder, and click the link to “Delete all spam messages now.”
  • Open your Trash folder, and select “Empty Trash now” to send everything away for good.
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