How to Empty Space in Google Drive and keep your Current Data Safe: Google Drive is a cloud storage service that Google offers to the entire its groups. Whenever we make a new Google Account, we get 15 GB of free storage. This space is for equally Gmail and Google Photos. In such a case, if you are using your Gmail account as a primary email, then the 15 GB free space available to you may end soon. After this, you will either need to buy more space from Google or you will have to vacate the existing space.
If you believe that the files present in your account are very important, then buying more space for you is a better option. You have to spend money on this. Google keeps shifting the amount set for it from time to time. You will find the details of this on Google’s official website. If you want to keep away from costs, you can clear the current space in Google Drive. Let’s find out how to clear your Google Drive space.
How to Clear Google Drive space & increase storage
First Open Google Drive on your Android Smartphone.
Open the navigation panel by tapping on the three points at the top right and choose the setting option.
Here you will notice a cache option section. The cache is a kind of non-essential file. Tap on the ‘Clear Cache’ option here. This will freeze the space in your drive. To further set the limits of the size of the cache so that this space will not be used further.
Now come out of the Google drive and once more open Google Drive.
Now choose the files you do not want. To do this, tap long on the screen section, then choose a file and then select from the rest with the normal tap.
Click on the icon that looks like dustbins on the top. Then it will be asked if you want to delete these files? Click on ‘Yes’ here.
Select the unwanted emails on your Gmail account and delete it by tapping on the icon that looks like dustbins. Repeatedly with the other tabs of this Gmail account.
Go to the trash folder and select the files and delete them.
Select the unwanted photos on Google Photos and delete them by tapping on the icon that looks like dustbins. This also makes the space of your Google Drive empty.
It is extremely important that you keep deleting non-essential files, emails, photos, attachments, etc. from time to time. With this, you can empty your space in Google Drive and keep your current data safe.
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