Update your Google One plan & troubleshoot upgrade issues

You can use Google One storage space for Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. Check if Google One is available for your account.

Tip: If you pay for a Google One plan through Google Drive, Gmail or Google Photos, learn how to manage your membership in other apps.

Update your Google One membership

Changing your Google One membership will depend where you initially subscribed. If you purchased your plan:

  • On the web at one.google.com, change your Google One plan on the web.
  • In the Apple App store, change your Google One plan in device Settings.
  • In a Google app like Gmail, Google Drive, or Google Photos, change your Google One plan in device Settings.

You can select a storage plan that has more or less storage space. You can also switch your storage plan to a monthly or annual subscription.

Change your Google One plan on the web

Important: If you initially subscribed to Google One on the web, you must switch to a different plan through Settings on the web.

To switch to a different Google One plan:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, sign in to Google One.
  2. At the top right, tap Settings Settings and then Change membership plan.
  3. Choose your new storage limit. You can select a monthly or yearly subscription:
    • To get more storage, choose a plan under "Upgrade options.”
    • To find other or smaller storage plans, tap See more plans.
      • Tip: If there’s no downgrade option, you're already on the lowest plan.
  4. After you pick your plan, confirm your new subscription.
Change your Google One plan in device Settings

Important: If you initially subscribed to Google One in the Apple store, you must switch to a different plan through device Settings.

  1. Open Settings and then Apple ID and then Subscriptions.
    • Choose Google One Google One, Gmail , Google Drive Drive, or Google Photos Photos.
  2. Tap See all plans.
  3. Select your new plan and confirm your new subscription.

Switch your payments to monthly or yearly

Google One members can choose either a monthly or yearly subscription. Yearly plans usually cost less overall.

Choose a payment plan on the web

Important: If you purchased your membership outside of the App Store, you can switch to monthly or yearly plans on the web.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, sign in to Google One.
  2. At the top left, tap Settings Settings and then Change membership plan.
  3. Choose a monthly or yearly subscription.
  4. Tap Next.
  5. Choose your payment method.
  6. Tap Subscribe.
Choose a payment plan in your device Settings

Important: If you purchased your Google One membership within the app, you can upgrade or downgrade your plan or switch from monthly to yearly payments in your device settings.

  1. Open Settings and then Apple ID and then Subscriptions.
  2. Tap the app with your Google One subscription.
    • Choose Google One Google One, Gmail , Google Drive Drive, or Google Photos Photos.
  3. Select a monthly or annual plan.
  4. Confirm your subscription.

Cancel your Google One plan

If you don't want to pay for extra storage, you can end your Google One plan. When you cancel your plan, your Google Account still has 15 GB of personal storage at no charge. To get more storage space, you can rejoin Google One.

Use Google One with Workspace Individual

Your Workspace Individual plan comes with 1 TB of storage. You can buy more storage with Google One. Learn about Workspace Individual.

If you're a Google One plan member:
  • Your Google One plan storage is in addition to your Workspace Individual storage.
  • There's no change to your Google One membership or Family Plan and Membership Sharing.
  • You stay enrolled unless you choose to cancel. 

Manage your plan through Google Photos or Google Drive

Learn how to manage your membership in other apps.

Issues with your storage space

Check your storage space

You can check your available storage from the Google One app.

  1. On your computer, go to one.google.com.
  2. On the left, click Storage.
  3. To check storage that each family member uses, next to "Family storage," click the Down arrow Down arrow.
Family members use too much shared storage

By default, family members can use any amount of the available storage. If a member uses too much storage, ask them to clear some of their storage.

If you don't want to share your storage with your family, learn how to stop sharing Google One.

Storage space doesn’t increase after upgrade

It may take up to 24 hours for your new storage to become available after you purchase a new storage plan.

If your storage is still incorrect after 24 hours, sign into your Google Account to check if your payment went through

If your payment went through, it’s been 24 hours since you upgraded, and your storage is still incorrect, try these troubleshooting steps.

If a charge is applied to your payment card, but you don’t find a payment reflected on your Google Account, check if you’re signed into multiple Google Accounts. If so, Google One may be purchased on a different account. You can cancel the purchase on that account and repurchase Google One on the desired account. Learn how to cancel purchases on Google One.

Available storage doesn't go up as much as expected

Tip: If you change your storage limit, it can take up to 24 hours for the changes to apply to your account.

A Google One membership replaces your current storage plan. The storage from your Google One membership becomes your new storage limit and isn't added on top of your existing storage.

If you got storage as part of a promotion, you keep the extra storage.

Learn more about how Google One works with existing storage.

Available storage doesn't increase after you delete files

Some files don't count against your storage space. Different products and files are stored differently and have varying file sizes.

Learn more about what files take up space.

Other issues

You can’t send or receive emails after the upgrade

If you change your storage limit, it can take up to 24 hours for the changes to apply to your account. In these 24 hours, messages you send or receive through Gmail can be affected. Try these troubleshooting steps:

  1. Sign out of your Google Account, then sign back in.
  2. Send a test email to yourself.
  3. If that doesn’t work:
    • Open an incognito window and log into your Gmail account. Then, try to send an email.
    • Use a different browser like Microsoft Edge or Firefox to open your Google Account. Try to send an email.

If you still can’t send messages, wait 24 hours and try again.

Learn what happens if you run out of space

All your files stay safe, but you can’t store anything new. For example:

  • Gmail: You can’t send or receive messages. Messages sent to you are returned to the sender.
  • Google Drive:
    • You can’t sync or upload new files.
    • Syncs stop between your computer's Google Drive folder and My Drive.
    • You can’t create new files in:
      • Google Docs
      • Sheets
      • Slides
      • Drawings
      • Forms
      • Jamboard
    • Until you reduce the amount of storage you use, no one can edit or copy your files.
  • Google Photos: You can’t back up any photos or videos. If you want to add more photos and videos, you can clean up Google storage space or buy more Google storage.

Clean up storage space

Learn how to manage space on Google Drive.

Manage subscriptions not purchased on the App Store

If you use the Google One website or another device to sign up for a plan instead of the App Store:

  • You can't change your Google One plan on your iPhone or iPad.

Tip: If you purchased via the Google One website, you can manage your plan on the web at Google One.

  1. At the top right, select Settings Settings and then Change membership plan.
  2. Choose your new storage limit. You can choose a monthly or yearly subscription.

If you have Google One on an Android device, you can change your membership plan in Settings.

If you want to manage your membership with the app on iPhone or iPad, you must buy a plan with an Apple subscription.

Step 1: Cancel your Google One plan

On your computer:

  1. Go to Google One.
  2. At the top right, select Settings Settings and then Cancel membership.
  3. Select Cancel.

Step 2: Buy a Google One plan with an Apple subscription

On your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Download the Google One app from the App store.
  2. Open the Google One app Google One.
  3. On the left, tap Menu Menu and then Membership plans.
  4. Select a Google One plan.
  5. After you pick your plan, in the App Store, confirm your new subscription.

Tip: You can also manage your payment method or manage your subscriptions with Google Play.

You can link your Apple account to only one Google Account

To make changes to your Google One membership plan on your iPhone or iPad, you must make those changes in the Google app used to purchase the plan.

  • Google One
  • Gmail
  • Google Drive
  • Google Photos

Learn how to manage your membership in other apps.

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