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

1. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Just checked and I have 50 GB of free storage. Best cloud storage for me.

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Best cloud storage. No gimmicks. Offers free Microsoft Office online too!

3. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

woohoo 29.9 GB Available

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!

24. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Yeah i know its between 60 - 70 million by now but just going by official number that was released at the beginning of the year.

27. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

You can't simply put all blames on Google. Microsoft wasn't so nice to them either. We all know Microsoft is not really good at marketing but they were wasting money on scroogled campaign etc which obviously pissed google off. Also like I said before why would they avail an option to download videos on youtube app? That was so stupid. almost every one knows google won't let us download youtube videos. But why did MS enabled such feature? Sounds like they did it on purpose huh?. Sometimes you need to be friendly with competitors. I agree google is not an angel but a devil like every other companies. But think both these players as an individual. Think if your in the position of google will you make these app available? After all MS did to you? ( if so that's so kind of you lol). If I were in the position I'll probably say "you didn't say please" to MS. Though I hope they'll sure make it available in the near future cuz I miss those app in my phone though often find some pretty good alternatives.

28. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Google holds the blame in my opinion. Companies have a history of not being nice to each other . Google and Microsoft has had their disagreements yet Microsoft still have mega popular apps like Skype, Minecraft etc among other apps within the playstore and Google's very foundation with Google search piggybacked on Windows desktop operating system in the beginning before Android was around to become the Giant it is now, tens if not hundreds of millions still access Google search and other services through Windows, its hypocritical of Google. The earliest version of YouTube for Windows Phone was little more than a repackaged version of the YouTube mobile website. But when Microsoft rewrote its app to more closely resemble the ones on Android and iOS, Google accused it of violating YouTube's terms and conditions and demanded that the app be taken down. Microsoft and Google then reached some kind of agreement, and that the two companies then pledged to work together to iron out the problems with the Windows Phone YouTube app. The Youtube app then arrived on WP only for Google to then request that Microsoft remove it. At the time Microsoft said this: http://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2013/08/15/the-limits-of-googles-openness/ Google asked Microsoft to convert their app to a newer coding language which was html5 and that takes much longer and is more difficult to write. The funny thing is neither YouTube's iPhone app nor its Android app are built with html5. Google was and as far as i know still isn't giving WP the same metadata it gives to the alternative platforms. I firmly believe that Google wants to kill off WP to me that's is one of the reasons Android one even exists to take on WP at the low end where it has seen much success.

29. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Its your opinion and I respect that. And companies have if history if being nice too(at least according to occasions). And Microsoft make these apps available in Android because it is the dominating platform they have no choice like google doing it for Apple. And that reworked YouTube app can download YouTube videos. Cool feature but not so cool of we looked from the point of view if google. And I believe those hate with MS is those campaigns. For me both these companies are not much different . Whatever Actions they take we suffer. So I like to see harmonic relation between companies or things will go like this. "Every action has its equal or opposite reaction"

30. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Indeed its my opinion but also the facts. Microsoft has over 85 Billion dollars in cash, investments etc and over 15 billion dollar businesses, to say that they had no choice is incorrect from my viewpoint. Its also worth noting that Microsoft did comply with Googles conditions of not enabling users of not enabling users to download videos for offline playback also no display of advertisements. Google doesn't want competition its already 85% of the market it wants to wipe out all competition.

22. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

you really need to hop of the soapbox.

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 :)

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.

9. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

30 gigs here... :-)

12. Ikechukwu

Posts: 262; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

YAS!!!! 29.9GB, just wonderful

13. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

41.5 gigs YES

15. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

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

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.

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