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How to Keep Your Free 15 GB OneDrive Space

Microsoft decided to reduce the free storage space allocated to users of the OneDrive app, which applies to iOS (iPhone & iPad) first and foremost. Instead of getting the full 15 GB of free cloud storage, users will only be entitled to 5 GB, starting with early 2016 onwards. The “Camera Roll Bonus” of 15 Gigabyte is probably also going to be terminated. If you are using the iPhone App of Microsoft OneDrive for your personal storage needs, you are apparently in for a setback with the coming OneDrive space limit.

The reason for this reduction is apparently found in the habits of some overly active users, who abused the service and generated disproportionate amounts of traffic and costs to the company. It is unfortunate that other users should suffer the same restrictions, or due to the misbehavior of others. Fortunately, we have discovered a trick that allows you to keep your 15 GB of free OneDrive cloud storage, regardless of the coming changes!

How to keep your free 15 GB of storage in OneDrive

First of all, you will need a Microsoft account. For the sake of this tutorial, we suppose that you already own one. If not, feel free to create a new Microsoft process on the website instead of logging in. To begin, open up the following URL in your Safari browser on the iPhone:

This will take you to a landing page containing an introductory text, as well as a blue button that is labeled “Keep your free storage”. Tap it now.

In the next step, you will have to log in using your Microsoft account by entering the username and password. You can also choose to create a new account, this method works regardless of the age of your account.

After logging in, scroll down and click “Yes” to allow the “OneDrive Preview” app to access your profile info and add bonus storage. Connecting your account to Microsoft’s webapp will make sure that the former will not be affected by any of the coming restrictions.

Changes starting early 2016

The aforementioned changes with regards to free OneDrive storage space reductions will come into play at some point in early 2016. Make sure to apply the trick before that date arrives, or you will lose the opportunity to keep the free 15 gigs of space.