Last week, you may recall the problems experienced by space deprived Apple users when attempting to upgrade to iOS 8, so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that Microsoft are hoping to gain some positive publicity on such a story by announcing a limited offer of doubling its free OneDrive storage to 30GB.
Just in case you thought this offer was some sort of coincidence, OneDrive program manager Douglas Pearce decided against subtlety and advised “We think you’ll appreciate having more free storage while setting up your iPhone 6 or upgrading to iOS 8.”
If you are wondering how to take advantage of this September offer but equally curious if there really is such a thing as a free lunch, you don’t need to worry because all you need to do is enable the “camera roll” feature in the OneDrive app on your iOS, Android or Windows Phone, this will basically automatically upload any photo taken from your phone to your OneDrive account and I will allow you to insert your own Apple scented irony here.
How to access your OneDrive files from any device
If you are running out of storage space on Dropbox or iCloud but yet to have any dealings with Microsoft OneDrive, here is a brief introduction on how you can access your files from any device you have to hand.
At 30GB offer from Microsoft is double the space that the nice people at Google will give you so certainly worth taking advantage of as long as are happy with the trade-off of allowing your phone photos automatically to the cloud.
The more cynical amongst you will probably instantly test enabling the auto upload feature to obtain the double space offer before disabling again to see if the increased storage still remains, I must point out that this is not something I have tried yet but the extra storage seems to take around 10 minutes to apply to your account.
As someone that had OneDrive way back when it was called SkyDrive with a whopping 25GB, I was delighted that I too could take can advantage of this offer and now the proud owner of 40GB of online storage.
Although some will see this promotion as an opportunist cheap shot at Apple but in my eyes they have redeemed themselves my making this offer available to users of all devices which in a world dominated by mobile fanboys is somewhat of a classy move.
Rather than try to over analyse everything, this is quite simply a great opportunity to get your hands on even more free online storage so what are you waiting for?