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Previously announced in November 2020, all photos and videos uploaded to Google Photos by iPhone users after June 1, 2021, will count against a user's 15GB of Google Account Storage.
Photographers using Google Photos to back up high-quality digital images need to find an alternative in the next day. Google is ending unlimited storage beginning on June 1.
Photos already uploaded to Google Photos won't count toward storage limits. Only images uploaded after June 1, 2021, will count toward the 15GB limit that comes with every Google Account or toward the additional storage that has been purchased via Google One.
The company points out that Google Account storage is shared across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. Practically, this means that newly updated photos will compete for space with email attachments and any documents stored in Google Drive.
There is, however, an exception to the rule. Google Pixel users are the only ones who will not need to worry about the change. All high-quality videos and photos uploaded from a Google Pixel smartphone will continue to be exempt.
Google suggests that users who need more space could consider purchasing extra storage through Google One, where plans start at $1.99 per month for 100 gigabytes of storage.
Those with an Apple ID may want to consider backing up their images through iCloud. For $0.99 a month, users can get 50GB of storage that syncs across all Apple devices. For $2.99 a month, users can get 200GB of storage. For those who have a truly massive amount to back up, a $9.99 per month tier offers 2TB of storage.
Apple One subscribers can expand their limit even further by purchasing the Apple One Premier plan and an additional 2TB of storage, which costs $34.94 per month, includes 4TB of storage and comes bundled with Apple Music Family, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and Apple Fitness+.
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