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How to Stay Under the 15GB Storage Limit of Google

You can stay inside your free 15 GB of Storage space if you’re careful with how you use it and don’t have a lot of things that need to be stored in the cloud. Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos all have different stages and methods to follow, which we’ve explained here. Visit this page and sign into your account to check how much space you’re consuming across all Google products.

It’s worth noting that if you go over your 15 GB Storage limit, your files won’t vanish; you’ll just be unable to add new ones. To resume adding files, you’ll need to clear up some space or purchase a Google One subscription. Individual emails don’t take up a lot of space, but if you’ve had your Gmail account for a long time, you may notice that they’re starting to pile up. Searching for and deleting old emails is one approach to clean the decks.

To find messages older than a year, type “older than:1y” into the search box at the top of Gmail. If you desire, you can adjust the year or switch to months—for example, “older than:3m” or “older than:6m.” When your ‘older than…’ emails arrive, choose all of them using the selection box above the left-hand list, then select the Select all conversations that match this search option.

Click the Storage link on the left from the main Google Drive interface on the web, and you should see all of your files in your account, with the largest at the top — you might be surprised at how much space some of your files, particularly large documents and videos, are taking up. To delete a file, simply pick it and drag it to the Trash folder using the Remove button in the top right corner.

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