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How to cancel a Google Drive storage subscription and stop paying for the service

Google Drive app, shutterstockGoogle Drive subscriptions are run through Google One.


  • The way you cancel a Google Drive storage subscription (also called Google One) will depend on how you signed up.
  • If you signed up for Google One using your computer or Android device, you can cancel through the Google One website or app.
  • If you subscribed using an iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to cancel using the Apple ID menu.

By default, every Google Drive account comes with 15GB of free storage space. But if you want to increase that amount, you can subscribe to Google One and unlock up to 30TB of space.

Once you’ve subscribed to Google One, it doesn’t take long to cancel it. And even after you cancel, you’ll still get to keep your storage space until your next billing date.

Here’s how to cancel a Google One plan and stop paying for Google Drive.

Important: If you have more than 15GB of data saved to your Google account when you cancel Google One, you won’t lose any data. But you won’t be able to upload files, create new documents, or receive emails until you clear up space.

How to cancel your Google Drive storage subscription

The exact way you cancel your Google One plan depends on what device you originally used to sign up.

If you signed up on your computer or Android

Here, you’ve got two ways to unsubscribe: Using the Google One website, or the Google One Android app.

If you want to use the website, head to the Google One homepage and log into your account. Once you’re signed in, click the gear icon in the top-right corner. This will open the Google One settings page, where you can then select a Cancel membership option. Click Cancel again, and then Cancel membership one last time.

The Google One settings page on a computer, with the "Cancel membership" option highlighted.You can cancel your membership by logging into the Google One website.

Google; William Antonelli/Insider

If you want to use your Android phone, download the Google One app — it might already be installed — and use it to log into your Google account. Once it’s open, tap the three stacked lines in the top-left corner, and then Settings. Scroll down and select Cancel membership, then confirm you really want to cancel it.

The Google One settings page on an Android phone, with the “Cancel membership” option highlighted.The Google One app comes preinstalled on Google Pixel phones.

Google; William Antonelli/Insider

Quick tip: Although it’s not as common, if you receive your increased Google Drive storage through a Pixel Pass plan, the only way to cancel it is to cancel the entire Pixel Pass subscription.

If you signed up on your iPhone or iPad

Apple is pretty strict when it comes to signing up for subscriptions using their devices. So if you signed up for Google One on an iPhone or iPad, you almost certainly did it using your Apple ID.

Using your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app and tap your Apple ID name at the top of the menu. Select the Subscriptions option, then tap either the Google Drive or Google One option.

Once it’s open, select the Cancel Subscription option and confirm that you really want to end it.

The Google Drive subscription menu in an iPhone's Apple ID menu.Apple makes you cancel subscriptions through this Apple ID menu.

Apple; William Antonelli/Insider

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