Microsoft OneDrive offers up extra free storage, for a total of 30GB, for a limited time

Microsoft OneDrive offers up extra free storage, for a total of 30GB, for a limited time
The cloud storage formerly, and affectionately known as SkyDrive, is doling out more free storage, an extra 15GB to bring the purse up to a full 30GB.

Microsoft made the announcement on its OneDrive blog this evening as part of an incentive for new iPhone owners who download OneDrive for iOS and enable the auto upload feature from their camera roll before the end of September.

Android and Windows Phone users, as well as existing iOS users that are already using OneDrive and auto upload should see their storage capacities go up automatically with the promotion. OneDrive provides a familiar interface that also adheres to the new modern motif that is pervasive throughout the current Windows experience.  It also recently increased the file size transfer limit to a full 10GB.

Naturally, Microsoft is hoping all the new iPhone owners will leverage OneDrive’s integration with Office Mobile for iOS and OneNote. To get your extra storage, just download OneDrive from either iTunes, Google Play, or the Windows Phone Store, and enable auto upload from your camera roll before the end of September. Existing users will automatically get the extra 15GB.

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source: The OneDrive Blog

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39 Comments

39. techietech

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 24, 2016

Just checked. 908.9 MB/130.0 GB. Damn, thanks Microsoft.

38. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Would defs sign up for that extra 15GB.

34. dufis

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

for me 30gb :) gdrive 15gb

33. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

M$ will swallow and sell your data like they broke their promises to finland about keeping the Nokia brand and employees. We have been dealing with m$ for decades and it is the least trusted company in the world

35. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

?, Microsoft isn't going to sell and swallow your data, that's more up Googles alley. Its been known for a while now that the Nokia brand in smartphones was going away and Microsoft kept many Nokia employees. Lastly Microsoft is one of the most trusted companies not least trusted mr misinformation. http://www.techienews.co.uk/974745/microsoft-trusted-essential-apple-says-forrester/

36. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Microsoft 'betrayed' Finland, says Finnish finance minister Antti Rinne Rinne is angry with the layoffs announced yesterday, 12,500 of are due to Nokia's Devices and Services division, which Microsoft acquired in April. Rinne feels that Microsoft hasn't lived up to the commitment it made when the acquisition was originally announced, according to Finnish business paper Kauppalehti: "This is, of course, Nokia and Microsoft trade. But when the deal was made, Microsoft announced its commitment to Finland in Finnish know-how. Now, it seems that all parts of this are not met. From this point of view, I presume that the company will build a bridge from job to job, with employees from now on. " http://www.wpcentral.com/microsoft-betrayed-finland-says-finnish-finance-minister-layoffs Microsoft will lay off up to 18,000 people, mostly ex-Nokia employees http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/17/microsoft-will-lay-off-up-to-18000-people-mostly-ex-nokia-employees/

37. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

12k from nokia and 6k from MS themselves, mostly from nokia's feature phone department. this was bound to happen however, then again by end of 2013 Nokia employed 90,000 people. So....take it as you will. Google did this as well, but at a much deeper percentage to employee wisehttp://techcrunch.com/2013/03/08/googles-motorola-to-cut-10-of-workforce-after-laying-off-20-last-year/

25. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Yay, this puts me at 213GB on my main OneDrive, all free. Hooray for promotions, tenure, and rewards for being a loyal customer.

23. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

1TB! dope.

18. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

If I turn auto upload on, and then off, will I keep the storage?

26. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

I believe so, I activated it and instantly turned it off, and so far so good.

16. trelhe

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

This now brings my total up to 1074 GB each promotion keeps adding more storage

32. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

very nice, on the 1.14tb myself cause of 365

15. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I got 50 GB now.....yeah :)

13. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

41.5 gigs YES

12. Ikechukwu

Posts: 264; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

YAS!!!! 29.9GB, just wonderful

9. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

30 gigs here... :-)

7. himeshshah

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

What does "for a limited time" mean? Will they reduce it back to 15 GB after sometime?

8. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

No, they'll offer less storage space if you're too late in signing up. If you're already a user, you're good...

11. himeshshah

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

Thanks for your reply. Does this means that since I am already an old user, I will get 30 GB permanently?

14. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yeah, but u can go the the OneDrive app and check your storage.

5. keekguy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Thanks, 60gb on my count! anybody else?

31. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

1.14 TB available here :)

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

So the big hypocrite Microsoft is now grabbing all your camera data. Microsoft should go scroogle themselves.

6. keekguy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Unlike apple just 5gb as much i think of!

10. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

It's optional, you know...?

17. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Microsoft respects your privacy, that's why i use it. What Microsoft stated about Google in its Scroogle is things that the media in general has pointed out. If there is any hypocrites ill say that its Google, the whole company went flat yet they don't wanna offer their services to the OS that inspired its products and services user interface.

19. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

It is not like that. When WP get 10% or higher market share then I'm pretty sure they'll make google apps. See Apple and their iOS, they have no option other than making it availabe because there are lots of users therefore more money for google. It should've been great if they make it though or at least give rights to MS to make it themeselves with strict terms&privacy conditions, I mean last time MS made a youtube application they just gave an option to download youtube videos(what werethey even thinking????) which is a huge mistrust from Microsoft's part.

20. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Actually it is like that, the reason about not having enough users is invalid as far as i am concerned 50 million plus users is more than enough. Just about every popular app is on WP from Instagram, Vine, Facebook, twitter, as a matter of fact as a petition over at WP user voice says everyone of the top 10 most used apps on mobile are found on Windows Phone except for Google apps. https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/6435829-please-google-don-t-be-evil-towards-windows-phone Google basically wants to kill off WP. They are using their apps weapon, that's pretty dirty of Google.

21. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

60* million. Damnit Liveitup!

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