Summary: Google Photos Free Storage Ending on tomorrow, Here’s What You Can Do: A blog about the changes coming to Google Photos storage and exploring the best alternatives to Google Photos.

Starting from today June 2021, Google Photos will stop allowing unlimited free storage for photos at High Quality resolution. 

Google Photos is changing its storage policy on June 1, 2021. The platform currently allows unlimited free storage for photos, which won’t be the case starting next month. Any new photos and videos you upload on Google Photos after June 1, 2021, will be counted as part of your free 15 GB storage that comes with all Google Accounts. You will have to purchase additional storage in order to continue uploading your photos at high-resolution if you have exhausted your 15 GB free storage across Gmail, Drive, and Photos.

Everything uploaded before June 1st will become No Change

Your photos and videos that have been uploaded in high-quality before June 1 2021 will not count towards your 15GB free storage. It will be considered free and exempt from the storage limit set by Google. If you want to cross check your current backup quality you can do so by visiting the back up & sync option in settings.

Google Photos: Additional Storage Charges

Space will run out if you have exhausted your 15 GB free storage. If you purchase additional storage, you can continue backing up content. In West Australia, users can choose from monthly and yearly plans. Google offers 100 GB storage space for $2.57 AUD ($1.99 US Dollar) per month. If you want more space, Google also has a plan that will offer 1TB of storage space for Rs $9 US Dollar ($11.60 AUD) per month.

Here is the Google Photos  pricing:

100GB for $1.99 a month or $19.99 per year US Dollars

200GB for $2.99 a month or $29.99 per year US Dollars

2TB for $9.99 a month or $99.99 per year US Dollars

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Managing your storage

Users can view a personalized estimate on Google Photos for how long their storage will last. This estimate takes various factors into account, including how frequently they back up photos, videos, and other content to their Google Account.

Google has a new free tool in the form of cardstock that will help you in easily managing backed up photos and videos. The new card will help you in reviewing which content you want to keep and which you wish to delete.

Google Pixel phones get to keep their free storage

Google has stated that Pixel smartphone users will not be affected by this change. These users will still be able to upload content in high quality from their device even after June 1, 2021, and not worry about buying extra storage.

Also Read: 4 things to know about Google Photos’ storage policy change

Top 5 Google Photos Alternatives

If you choose a different service, make sure you stop uploading to Google Photos so you don’t use up all the space you need for Gmail. It will also help you avoid persistent notifications asking you to upgrade from a Google Photos One subscription to get more storage space.

And that’s about as simple as it ever gets, really. And that’s pretty simple.

As it is, you can still use Google Photos to view photos on the device, but it is no longer backed up on Google One.

Flickr  Pro

Flickr is best remembered by many as the free photo storage solution they used to have next to Google Photos. Flickr has since shelved the service in early 2019, but it’s still worth a look. With a single, unlimited storage area that covers all your photos and videos in full resolution, you can guess how much storage space you need.

You can pay $60 or $5 a month for a year, or you can opt for $18.99 or $6.99 a month for 3 months. Flickr Pro started as a focused community social media app for photographers. Like many others, it has an automatic upload function that automatically backs up your photos and videos to your mobile device, desktop, external drive, Dropbox, Adobe Lightroom and more. All that remains is for you to follow other photographers in the comments section of each photo, and different groups can join in and share your photos. For professional users with extensive photo and video collections, Flickr Pro is a strong option for those who appreciate photography, and its rich community is an absolutely easy way to ensure that your photos are secure and secure without worrying about running into storage caps.

Amazon Prime

For current Amazon Prime members, Prime Photos is part of your annual subscription and provides unlimited storage for full-resolution photos.

The big caveat is that while there is unlimited photo storage, the video storage on the free plan is limited to 5GB. The other important thing to remember is that adding video storage to your photo storage as a Prime subscriber does not add up to the total. If you add another plan to the cost of a Prime subscription, you pay more for Google Photos, but one of the pricing calculations depends on whether you need the Prime subscription for reasons other than storing photos.

With Amazon’s Prime Photos apps for mobile and desktop devices, you can automatically save backups from your smartphone or laptop if you want to save photos and videos from a conventional camera.

Microsoft 365/OneDrive

There is also a photo storage option that you can pay with Microsoft 365.

The subscription includes 1 TB of OneDrive storage for personal accounts and 1 TB for user and family accounts. There are no additional storage levels in this case, so the choice is between the personal plan ($6.99 per month or $69.99 per year) and the family plan ($9.99 / month or $99.99 per year). Subscribing to Microsoft 365 as a photo and video storage solution doesn’t make much sense, but there’s more to it, including the full Office suite and Microsoft Defender 365.


If you don’t already have a backup solution on-site, iDrive is one of the best ways to kill two birds with a stone by providing you with a method to fully backup all of your digital files and to support full backup of photos and videos from your phone.

5TB for $69.50 per year 

10TB for $139 per year

Apple iCloud

If you are an iPhone user and would rather avoid paying for Apple’s iCloud and use Google Photos instead, the free 5GB tier remains useless, but the paid tier has become more reasonable in recent years. Apple does not offer a discount for paying for the free version, but is comparable to Google’s and Amazon’s offerings. There’s no option for the iPhone, and Apple doesn’t have an Android app for iCloud. However, Microsoft offers an excellent mobile and desktop app that allows you to automate the backup of your photos and videos.

The good news is that you don’t have annoying reminders telling you you don’t have enough iCloud storage to back up your phone. Photo and video storage in iCloud is original and high resolution, so be aware that it adds up quickly when you share it with your whole family. Google Photos One lets you choose whether you want to share your storage with your family with the 200GB plan for $2.

If you are facing any photo storage or data lost issue in your iPhone please contact our iPhone recovery experts in Melbourne and Perth area

Also Read: iPhone 13: Release date in Melbourne & Perth, Camera, and other Features that we must know before Buy

Get a NAS If You Don’t Want to Rely on the Cloud

Although the easy option is to store your photos online through a cloud service, which will work fine as long as the service exists, you can also invest in a NAS drive. This will give you a permanent storage solution for your files that connects to the internet so they’re easily accessible. A NAS drive is a professional storage device that offers a permanent solution for storing your files. It can be a bit fiddly, but the results are worth the effort.

And, If you face any issue in your storage device such as NAS Drive you can contact with Recovery Squad professionals. With over 15 years of experience, we are the one of the top hard drive recovery service provider in Melbourne. We offer our clients with high quality data recovery services. Our company comprises a team of expert professionals who are best-in-class for conducting hard drive repair services. We use advanced tools and technologies to ensure high quality hard drive repair services at competitive pricing.