Microsoft announced to upgrade its 15GB OneDrive space to 30GB and its OneDrive camera roll bonus from 3GB to 15GB free for iOS 8 users. The service remains available for upgrade for free, until the end of September, it comes keeping pace with all the Apple’s iOS 8, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus excitement.
Microsoft proved fast enough to take advantage of the new Apple iOS 8, released for upgrade earlier this week. It doubled its online cloud storage to solve the issue, faced by the Apple user regarding insufficient storage required to install the latest operating system. It says that with more storage it wants to fill the gap left behind by Apple in its new iPhone releases.
For the users of iPhone getting ready to install the new iOS, now its mandatory to delete a bunch of photos or apps as the room for backup is made sufficient by the Microsoft. It seems targeting iPhone 6 users opted for 16GB models as its storage is not enough to acquire some upgrades which require as much as 7GB of free space, iPhone and iPad users had to delete apps and photos or install it via iTunes to avoid the space problems.
The upgrade is also available for Android and Windows Phone. The OneDrive will automatically upgrade to 15GB if the camera roll backup functionality is enabled. To start with it the user need to login to the OneDrive app for iOS, Android or Windows Phone and enable the auto upload feature for the camera roll.
Microsoft comes on top in the free cloud storage service, leaving behind all other storage companies, including Google Drive, Dropbox and Box, all of which don’t offer any iOS 8-targeted promotions. Among these Google offers all users at least 15GB of space, Dropbox has a 2GB free plan and Box offers 10GB of space for free users.