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How To Clear Google Drive, Gmail and Google Photos To Increase The Storage

How To Clear Google Drive

Are you using products of google like Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos? Then you might be aware that google provides 15GB of free storage with each google account and this storage is shared across platforms. Once you reach the limit, you won't be able to store more items, Gmail will return the emails to the senders (means, you won't be able to get an email).

If you think that the storage is not enough for your needs, you can increase the storage by purchasing. But, if you think that it is enough - you should start managing it, now.

The steps below will help you to manage. Simply find the files that take up the most Google storage space, then delete the data you no longer need.

1. Check Your Current Storage Status

To check how much space you are using and have left you will need to login to your Google account, go to on your device.There, you'll be able to see how much storage you are using on Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos.

2. Delete Large File From Google Drive

To delete files from google drive, you'll just have to go to There you'll be able to see your files listed from largest to smallest. Simply select files you no longer need, then move them to the trash. Note: Within 24 hours, the items you deleted will show in the available space in your Google Drive account.

Now you can empty the trash. Remember: After you empty the trash, you can't easily get files back without the help of a G Suite administrator, so be careful.

3.Delete Large Files From Gmail

Since 2014, Google has added an easier way to find messages using search in Gmail. You can search emails by size, more flexible date options etc.

To manage your storage, simple search for large files. For an example, if you want to remove files which is larger than 5MB. Simply, login to your Gmail account, go to the search box, type size:5m or larger:5m and search. Empty the trash in Gmail to remove these items permanently.

4.Google Photos

If you are storing photos and videos using the "Original" size ( Which is the default selection ) to save to Google Photos on the web, you should delete unwanted or accidental photos and videos to clear up space. But, if you are using "High quality" means, you are allowing Google to reduce the file storage size of photos.

To select "High quality" on the web.
Go to Three lines ( Upper left ) Menu -> choose Setting -> then select "High Quality (free unlimited storage)."

If you use on a mobile device (Android or iOS), open google photos, tap the three line menu in the upper left -> choose Settings -> Backup & sync. Look for the "Upload size" setting. Tap it, then select "High Quality."

If you want time to recover deleted photos and videos, you should turn on back up & sync. Deleted items will stay in the trash for 60 days before they're permanently deleted. You can check here.

If you are using pixel phones: You can back up an unlimited number of photos and videos to Google Photos from a Pixel phone.

5.Google drive

If you are using "google drive" to store your files like PowerPoint presentation, make sure that you are using Google Docs formats. To use that, go to, select setting icon, then select settings, then look for "Convert Uploaded file to Google Docs editor format" and check the box if it is not already checked.

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