Google one for free: all you can do without paying for a subscription

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Google One is the subscription service that Google offers to access higher cloud storage plans and other benefits related to its platforms. However, there are several things you can do with Google One for free.

Even if you don't pay for a subscription to the service, it is worth downloading the Google One application for Android, because you can access some benefits that will be very useful for your mobile storage. We see how you can use google one for free and what you can do without a subscription.



Google One gives you some features even if you don't have a subscription.

How to use Google One for free

Google offers 15 GB of space di free storage for anyone with a Google account. If users want to take advantage of more storage capacity to store photos, videos, documents and other files, as well as other benefits, they need to subscribe to one of the payment plans Google One available.

Don't despair, because Google takes care of you even if you are not a subscriber with several free Google One features, so you can access them from its mobile application:

  1. Download the Google One application for free on your Android from the Google Play Store.
  2. Open the app and select the Google account you want to use.
  3. Read the previous information of Google One and click the button "Start".

Ready, you don't have to do anything else for use Google One for free, because in this way you will be logged in with your Google account and you will be able to have those functions available without a subscription. But what functions are we talking about?


Everything you can do on Google One without a subscription

The things you can do on Google One without a subscription are obviously related to cloud storage. One by one, we explain what they consist of and how to use them to your advantage.


Make backup copies of your mobile data

You never know when your mobile will fail or lose it, so it is always advisable to have a backup of your data in the cloud for restore them in case of problems. The best thing you can do with Google One without a subscription is to create a backup of your mobile and store it in the Google cloud.

This process, which can take a few minutes a depending on the size of the data, it's very simple:

  1. Open the Google One app.
  2. On the Home tab, click "Configure data backup".
  3. Change the backup options and click "Create backup now" to start the save process.

In addition to selecting whether you want to store multimedia messages, photos and videos, you can also choose whether to make backup copies using mobile data. If you check this box, please note that it can consume several gigabytes of your rate. It is best to always back up when connected to a broadband network.

Free up space in your Google account

You already know that Google Photos unlimited storage will disappear soon, so you should pay more attention to the images you store if you don't want to quickly use up the free 15GB.


Sometimes we have duplicate or unused files on the device that we don't delete because we don't have time. If you don't want to do it manually, Google One offers you one cleanup tool that removes unnecessary files to free up space in cloud storage. So you can use it:

  1. Apri Google One.
  2. On the Home tab, click "Free up space in your account".
  3. Decide which of all the items proposed by the storage manager you want to remove. You just have to click on the buttons "Review and release X" to make those files disappear permanently.



The Google One storage manager will suggest you delete messages from the Gmail trash, the spam email, the files in the Drive trash and the messages with large attachments, among other items that you no longer consider necessary in your account.

Find out how you use Google storage

We've already mentioned on several occasions that you only have access to 15GB of free storage, so you need to know where you use them. To do this, with Google One you can also see how you use Google storage divided by Google Drive, Gmail and Google Photos.

When you open the Google One application, click on the "Storage" tab and you will be able to see how many GB you have available in your account, how many are still free and how much does each platform consume. If you want to access one of these services, you just have to click on the button that appears to the right of each of them.


Without a subscription, in Google One you can see the storage in use in Drive, Gmail and Photos.

Keep up to date with all the news

Finally, with Google One for free you can keep up to date on all news on the Google storage platform e on special offers on subscription plans. When you open Google One, look for the "Stay in touch" section and click "Agree" to receive email notifications with any news.

If you accept, Google will contact you to let you know what's new in Google One.

As you can see, there are a lot of things you can do with Google One even if you don't have a subscription. If you don't need payment plans for more storage, you can still download the app on your mobile for take full advantage of these free features.

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