Changes to OneDrive Storage Plans: Overview
Changes to OneDrive storage plans were announced by Microsoft on November 2, 2015 to prevent abuse of its unlimited OneDrive storage by some of its users. The changes to OneDrive storage plans affect some Office 365 subscribers, all users who receive free OneDrive storage, and users who purchase the 100 or 200 GB paid plans. As mentioned in the blog post “OneDrive storage plans change in pursuit of productivity and collaboration” at The OneDrive Blog, the following changes will be implemented over the next 12 months to ease the transition for existing OneDrive consumers.
First, the unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscribers is being replaced with 1 TB of OneDrive storage. If you subscribe to one of the Office 365 plans and have over 1 TB of OneDrive storage, you will be notified of the change and will be able to keep your existing storage for the next 12 months to give you time to find other storage.
Second, the 100 and 200 GB paid plans are being replaced with a 50 GB plan for $1.99 per month, starting in early 2016.
Third, the free OneDrive storage for all new and existing users is changing from 15 GB to 5 GB. The 15 GB camera roll storage bonus is being eliminated. This change is also starting in early 2016.
You can find additional information about these changes to OneDrive storage plans at the FAQ page for the changes. If you are over the new quotas when the changes take effect, you will have one year to remedy the situation. If you are still over quota after 1 year, your content may be deleted.
As mentioned in the OneDrive Changes FAQ page, if you are over the new quotas, you can get your account within the new quotas by removing files from OneDrive or by purchasing additional OneDrive storage using the new paid plan.