Microsoft Entices iOS 8 Users to Use to OneDrive by Doubling Free Space to 30GB



Following Apple’s release of iOS 8 earlier this week, Microsoft has announced that it will be offering all iOS 8 users 30GB of free space on OneDrive.

A number of iPhone and iPad users ran into problems with the amount of free storage required to install Apple’s latest mobile operating system. Microsoft is taking advantage of these problems by doubling the amount of free storage on OneDrive.

Douglas Pearce, Microsoft’s OneDrive program manager said: 

“Tonight, we are pleased to announce that we are doubling the amount of free storage you get with OneDrive. While it might seem strange to announce new features on a Friday evening, we’ve been listening to the commentary about storage on the new iPhones released today and we wanted to get you more storage right away. We think you’ll appreciate having more free storage while setting up your iPhone 6 or upgrading to iOS 8.”


In order to claim the additional free storage space users must sign up for OneDrive and turn on the auto upload feature for your camera roll. The offer is valid from today until the end of September.

“For those getting ready to install iOS 8, this means you won’t have to delete a bunch of photos or apps to make room for the upgrade.”

Microsoft will be offering the 30GB (15GB standard + 15GB for enabling automatic camera upload) of free space for all iOS, Windows Phone, and Android users. If you are running out of storage space on your iPhone or iPad be sure to take advantage of this offer.


  • Pete

    I just tried this on my Android phone – still waiting for my 6+ to ship 🙁 – and in the app it said I got only 3GB extra for turning on the camera roll backup. Then I went to the one drive website and it shows that I got 15GB extra. Not 30.

  • Still not as good as Google Drive. Microsoft is taking advantage of a situation that could play out in their favor, but everyone is behind Google in terms of free, quality services, and untouchable paid services. The only thing Google doesn’t do well is web design – in my opinion, anyway.

  • Anon

    Actually, all you have to do is sign into your hotmail, oulook, live account, and it will automatically give you the +15GB. You don’t need to install the OneDrive app. I tried this on several accounts.

  • Sidney

    I also got the message saying that they are giving only 3GB extra, not 30GB.

  • Rick

    I think they meant to say you would end up 30 GB total but ya its poorly worded because mine also said 3 GB and now I have 30

  • arahman21

    3GB is how much you get normally. 15GB is the promo amount. MS didn’t change the old message.