How to claim 100 GB of free OneDrive storage on your Galaxy S6, Note 5 and other Samsung gear

How to claim 100 GB of free OneDrive storage on your Galaxy S6, Note 5 and other Samsung gear
It was not exactly out of the blue, given Microsoft's stealthy push into Android with launchers, lock screens, and a smorgasbord of other apps, but the team from Redmond entered a partnership with Samsung to provide 100 GB of free OneDrive cloud storage for some of its handsets. The deal was announced together with the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge as part of a larger collaboration to have Microsoft apps like Word or PowerPoint preinstalled on Samsung devices.

The 100 GB of free OneDrive storage offer then expanded to the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ when they launched in the summer, as well as to various other Samsung phones and tablets. If you have such a gear, and have forgotten that it entitles you to 100 GB of cloud services gratis, it's very simple to claim that extra amount. The deal will run for two years at least, so it's worth hooking up to, and saving about fifty bucks in the process. OneDrive also lets you stream media that you have uploaded directly from the service, so you don't need to occupy your limited phone storage space with that heavy stuff. Here's what you need to do:

1. Your Samsung phone or tablet should come preinstalled with the OneDrive app for Android, or you can grab it from the store;

2. Fire up OneDrive, and register a new Microsoft account, or login with an existing one;

3. Agree to the terms and conditions applicable, and swipe left from within the app, then choose the Settings>Personal option from the menu, and see if your quota is now listed as 115 GB (OneDrive offers 15 GB for free, and the partnership with Samsung tacks on another 100 GB);

4. If you are logged in already, swipe left from the app, and go to Settings> Claim your free 100 GB storage.

That is all, folks - if your device is eligible, you should be able to add 100 GB of free OneDrive to your cloud storage options on your Samsung gear this way.

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8 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Finally, a good enough reason to buy a Samsung Touchwiz... Oh, Wait... No, its not! Even unlimited 1TB Storage for lifetime isn't a good enough reason to start rocking TOUCHWIZ... Truth be told! Besides, I just hiked my Google Drive's capacity to 17GB via this article:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Review-your-account-security-and-get-2GB-of-free-extra-Google-Drive-storage_id78122 Thanks P.A, I owe you one!

3. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Note 5 was worth the purchase even without this offer.

2. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

What about after the two years? btw I got 80GB lifetime with Box when bought a Xperia Z1 during holidays 2013.

4. talon95

Posts: 992; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I never go for the bait and switch. If it's not free for life I'm not going to waste my time uploading and then being charged down the road when my workflow requires their product to function.

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

Two years later you buy a new phone. I had an S4 and got 50 GB storage free. Then I got S6 when the offer expired. That being said, I'm going to switch to a NAS system soon.

6. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Which is exactly why i filled it up with 15/20 gigs of free storage and then moved Google photos and Flickr Believe NAS is too expensive at this stage

7. iguanasteve

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 08, 2013

So, is this worth for a lifetime 100gb or does it expires after 2 years like the dropbox thing? I would not want to sign up for another cloud service if it doesn't last (considering my unlimited Google Drive from my university will be active more less the same)

8. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Did anybody do this?

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