One of the perks that Google and Motorola have added into the Moto X, is that you’ll receive 50GB of free Google Drive space for two years. It’s pretty cool, and something most people didn’t know about. When I got the Moto X for review late last week, I logged into Google Drive on it as I do on any phone, and was greeted with the screen to redeem my 50GB of free space. I forgot it even had that. So I figured it was about time that I put together a tutorial on doing it.
- Download Google Drive onto your Moto X
- Fire up the app
- Follow the on-screen instructions
- And Poof! You’ve just gotten 50GB of additional Google Drive space for 2 years.
That’s just how easy it is. Now remember that this is only for the Moto X, and doesn’t apply to the DROID Ultra, Maxx or Mini, unfortunately. But those do come with 6 months free All Access subscriptions, as well as a free Ingress invite. However, remember that the 50GB of free space is only for 2 years. Now I’ve had quite a few people ask me what happens to their data after the 2 years is up. Well basically, similar to Dropbox and Box’s promotions, once the time is up and if you have more than 15GB of data in Drive, you won’t be able to add anything else until you are below your quota again. So those that are worried that Google will delete your data once the promotion is over, nope that won’t be happening. Although I’m sure in 2 years you’ll be able to find another device that will offer you 50GB of space, if you really want the space and don’t want to pay for it.
How many of you knew that your Moto X came with 50GB of free space?