There is so much competition in the cloud storage space however most changes only apply to paid plans. Microsoft is giving OneDrive storage a boost to users of almost twice as much storage in the free plan by increasing the limit from 15 GB to 30 GB. Interestingly, the extra space is meant to help Apple users who are having trouble with iOS 8 upgrades due to low available storage. This move will generate some new users for Microsoft and OneDrive.
Microsoft is not restricting the offer to iOS users only. It will work for Android, Windows and Windows Phone users however Microsoft has stated that this is a limited time offer and will expire at the end of the month.
So how do you access the extra 15 GB of OneDrive Storage for Free?
To take advantage of this offer, all you have to do is enable the auto upload feature in any of the OneDrive apps for Android, iOS, Windows and Windows Phone. If you have the feature is already enabled, you will not have to do a thing as you are given the extra space automatically.
If you check OneDrive’s Storage website, you will see 15 GB listed next to “Camera roll bonus”. This is how the extra free storage is accounted. Users who were grandfathered into the 25 GB free plan when OneDrive was called SkyDrive will also take advantage of this offer.