The new HTC-made Google Pixel phones are great, but they are certainly over-priced as most buyers would agree. However, the price tag of the phones is certainly worth your hard-earned money if you are a lover of pure Android experience and are ready to pay for it. However, there are people who have bought the basic 32GB model of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, and there are some who did because they couldn’t afford the 128GB variant. If you are one of them, we have some tips for you.
Google has done a very irritating job by dropping the microSD slot in the Pixel phones, and the company did the same last year with the Nexus phones. Thankfully, you can expand the storage in the new Google Pixel phones in many ways. There’s cloud storage, memory card adapters, and so many other things you can use to get more storage space on your Google Pixel or Pixel XL without having to pay an extra £100 for the 128GB model.
How to Expand Google Pixel or Pixel XL’s Storage
1. How to Add Storage on Google Pixel using USB-C Drives: There are external USB Type-C drives that you can purchase online or offline. These are extremely convenient to carry as they fit into your pocket, so carrying around large amounts of data becomes very easy and smooth. All you need to do is plug in the USB drive into the USB-C port and then transfer files as per your convenience. Sandisk’s Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C flash drives are one of the most popular options with great reading speeds of up to 150MB/s.
2. How to Add Extra Storage on Google Pixel using MicroSD Adapter: There’s no microSD card slot built into the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, which makes you wonder why you paid such a high price for the device. Anyway, third-party memory card adapters are easily available online and in offline stores. You can use these microSD adapters by plugging them into your phone’s USB port and using them as card readers. Such adapters are very small in size and can be carried in your jeans pocket all the time.
3. How to Use Wireless Streaming on Google Pixel: If you like watching movies or listening to music on your smartphone and have got loads of HD movies and music, there’s a more convenient solution for that. You can buy external hard disks that offer wireless streaming to Android smartphones. You will be able to wirelessly stream all the music and movies from the hard disk to your Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone very conveniently without the hassles of any wire or data transfer. Sandisk and Seagate offer some good WiFi hard disks.
4. How to Expand Google Pixel Storage with Cloud Storage: If you don’t want to spend any money and want to expand Google Pixel’s storage for free, you should consider storing your files on the cloud. Google is offering all the Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners free cloud storage for all the photos that you click and upload from the phones. Also, the images get backed up in full resolution without any loss in quality. Of course, for any other type of files, you can use other cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.
Can you think of any other ways to increase storage space in the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL phones? Comment below.