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How to Get 10GB of FREE OneDrive Cloud Storage

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How to Get 10GB of FREE OneDrive Cloud Storage
Thanks to Microsoft for the illustration. (Credit: Microsoft)

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Microsoft‘s OneDrive is a cloud storage service. Users can use this cloud storage service to synchronize data as well as access data remotely via a browser or phone. Users can also share files with anyone who does not have a Microsoft account.

Currently, OneDrive offers users the first 5GB of storage space for free. However, for many folks, storing important documents that must be saved is insufficient. Users can always upgrade to OneDrive’s Individual plan, which offers 100GB of storage for $1.99/month or $19.99/year, and if you bought another OneDrive plan called OneDrive Standalone from Microsoft website, you will get 50GB of storage for $0.99/month or $9.99/year, but this plan only provides storage and does not include Microsoft’s apps.

Besides that, Microsoft provides another option for users to increase their storage with premium storage with extra features by upgrading to Microsoft’s other plan called Microsoft 365, which is divided into two plans: one is Microsoft 365 Personal, which offers 1TB of storage for $6.99/month or $69.99/year, and includes advanced security, productivity tools, a bigger vault, and Microsoft productivity apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, and of course OneDrive.

The second option is Microsoft 365 Family, which provides the same features as the Microsoft 365 Personal plan, but instead of 1TB of storage, this Microsoft 365 Family plan provides 6TB of storage, which will be divided for each person, whereas Microsoft says 1TB for each person.

Microsoft OneDrive - Plans

However, these plans are ridiculously expensive for some folks, and they refuse to spend money on them; however, you can increase your 5GB OneDrive storage to an additional 10GB for free by doing simple tasks (anyone can do this, read continue and I will tell how).

So, in this article, I’ll show you how to get 10GB of free OneDrive cloud storage!

How to Get 10GB of FREE OneDrive Cloud Storage

You will receive more storage because OneDrive has a referral program that invites you to join. They allow OneDrive users to invite up to 20 people, with each successful invite receiving 0.5GB. That is, if 20 people are multiplied by 0.5GB, they will receive a total of 10GB for free. Please keep in mind that OneDrive’s referral program only provides 10GB of free storage.

Here’s how:

Step #1: You must log in to your Microsoft OneDrive account from your desktop at onedrive.live.com, and if you don’t have one, create one HERE (this is my referral link, which means that if someone signs up for a OneDrive account through this link, both of us will receive an additional 0.5GB of free OneDrive cloud storage, so this is a win-win situation here, so go ahead and sign up to OneDrive account if you don’t already have one.)

Step #2: Now, from the right side, tap the Settings icon (located just below your profile photo) and then select the Options menu, as shown in the image below.

Microsoft OneDrive - Settings

Step #3: When you click on the Options menu, you will be taken to a new page, the Manage storage section, where you will notice new things such as Storage Summary, Your current plan(s), and Your additional storage. Just like this page (as seen in Step #4).

Step #4: Stay on the Manage storage section, now look for Earn more in Your additional storage section and tap on it, see the below image.

Microsoft OneDrive - Manage storage

When you tap it, you’ll see a pop-up like this called Invite Friends:

Microsoft OneDrive - Manage storage - Referral

This is your referral link; simply copy it and save it somewhere safe. Remember what I said earlier in the how-to section? Let me explain again: when someone signs up for a OneDrive account through this link, both you and they will receive an additional 0.5GB of free OneDrive cloud storage.

Simply share this link with your friends and family, and when they create a new OneDrive account, both of you will receive an additional 0.5GB of free OneDrive cloud storage. Please keep in mind that the owner of that referral link will receive a maximum of 10GB of storage; if you combine this additional storage, also known as a referral bonus, with your 5GB free storage, you will have a total of 15GB of OneDrive cloud storage.

And, as previously stated, you have the option of increasing this storage by up to 1TB by upgrading to Microsoft 365 Personal and Family plans. Microsoft 365 Personal includes 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage space, as well as Microsoft’s apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, and of course OneDrive.

While the Microsoft 365 Family plan includes the same features as the Microsoft 365 Personal plan, instead of 1TB of storage, the Microsoft 365 Family plan includes 6TB of storage space, which will be divided for each person, whereas Microsoft says 1TB for each person.

You can also choose OneDrive’s Individual plan, which includes 100GB of storage for $1.99/month or $19.99/year or you go with OneDrive Standalone plan which gives you 50GB of storage for $0.99/month or $9.99/year but keep in mind that this plans only include storage and does not include Microsoft’s apps.


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