From Google limited free file storage capacity has started the problems for the millions and millions of users using the mobile phones with Android, an operating system owned by this company. Is that now there is a 15GB limit for anything used with Google services, e.g. Google Photos, Drive and Gmail. That means, very little space.
The fact is, that capacity is being filled too soon, and the company is threatening a scary warning red stripe across all of its services, even offering to expand personal cloud shelves to 100GB for “modical” $2 a month (850 dollar peso card) for what it was free.
In short, those who can and want to pay for Google’s premium service will only have to click on “More storage”, and the credit card will do the rest. But for those who prefer to continue without paying, there are also solutions.
Falls ripe. What you have to do is delete all unnecessary photos, texts and especially videos. AS? The good thing is what should be done It’s very simple.
Here are a number of techniques to free up space in Google Photos, Drive and Gmail and not have to pay for storage space. But first a clarification.
It’s best to perform these tricks on a PC, where interacting with these services is much easier than on the phone. Even if you may be more familiar with the mobile version of Google Photos, simply because you take photos with your mobile phone, when it comes to maintaining an account, it becomes much easier to do it from a computer.
To access the service on the PC, browsing with Google Chrome, you need to click on the nine dots located at the top right, where the Google programs are grouped, once there you need to click on Photos and enter.
Most likely this is the service that takes up the most space. Is that photos weigh much more than emails and videos, not to mention.
Google Photos doesn’t offer the ability to sort files by weight. It does it by date or by album. But before selecting which ones to delete, two things: keep in mind that videos are infinitely heavier than photos and pay attention to those photos that have been taken several times at the same time. Who doesn’t have dozens of nearly identical photos?
We find it more convenient to delete by sorting images in albums, but this may not be the case for everyone.
-The first thing to do on the PC version is to hover over the photos and videos you want to delete and click gray check mark icon located in the upper left corner of the photo or video.
-Then you have to go to the Trash, in the upper right corner of the screen and select the option move to trash. Another system-provided option is Delete from Album, which will delete the file from the album but not from the system. In other words, it will stay in the cloud and gain no space.
-Finally, You have to go to the Recycle Bin and empty it. If it is not emptied, the photos and videos you have deleted will be automatically deleted after 60 days.
-In Google Drive account you need to go to the Storage tab in the menu on the left side of the screen.
-The Storage page Sort your files from largest to smallest weightif not, you can configure it on the right side of the menu.
-Then you have to choose the files you want to delete and then Click on the Trash can located at the top right of the screen. It should be remembered that, for our purpose, the first files, i.e. the largest ones, have more value.
-Finally, go to the Trash, empty it and when you refresh Drive you will notice more free space.
-Log in to your Gmail account and type in the search engine “has:largest attachment:10MB”. This will show you emails with attachments larger than 10MB in order from largest to smallest.
-Then you must check the boxes to the left of each email you want to delete, then click the Trash icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
-As in the two previous cases, we then go to the Trash menu and empty it so that these files disappear permanently.
Linda Price is a tech expert at News Rebeat. With a deep understanding of the latest developments in the world of technology and a passion for innovation, Linda provides insightful and informative coverage of the cutting-edge advancements shaping our world.