Google Drive is one of the highly secure and user-friendly file storage and synchronization services. But if you don't want to use it anymore due to any personal reasons, you can cancel your Google Drive storage subscription.
But there are few things you need to consider before revoking Google's storage subscription plan. First and foremost, the storage plan purchases are non-refundable. And hence, the amount of storage you purchased will continue to be yours for the length of the subscription, even after the cancellation of the plan.
How to Cancel Google Drive Storage Subscription
- After the termination of the plan, your storage limits will reset to the free levels for each product.
- You can still access your contents in Google Drive, Google Photos, and Gmail. However, you won't be able to create or add anything new over the free storage limit.
- You will no longer be allowed to sync or upload new files, and syncing between your Google Drive folder and My Drive will stop. But you will still be able to create Google documents as they don't take up any storage space.
- You will be allowed to upload new photos and videos stored only in high quality.
- Google will return the incoming messages to your account to the sender.
Step #1. First off, open any web browser on your computer or mobile device and head over to https://www.google.com/settings/storage.
Step #2. Now, you need to sign in to the Google Account for which you purchased storage.
Step #3. Next, you should see your account in the left-hand box.
Step #4. Next up, click Cancel plan.
Make sure to review changes to storage that will take place after the termination of the plan and then click Cancel plan.
That's all there is to it!
Now, you will get a confirmation email of your subscription cancellation. At the start of the next month of your plan, your Google Drive storage plan will be downgraded to the free storage levels for Google Drive, Google Photos, and Gmail.
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