As we’ve known for quite some time now, Chromebook sales have been steadily on the rise while PC and laptop sales have stagnated and declined over the past year. Chromebooks have been amazingly popular in schools, at workplaces, and – of course – under the tree during the holidays.
If you’re like most people who got a Chromebook for Christmas this year, in a burst of excitement you might have skipped past the redemption screens for your various Chromebook goodies, such as free Google Drive space, a free trial for Google Play Music All Access, or some Gogo In-flight WiFi passes . Here’s how to access those goodies once more.
The Chrome OS file manager will remind you to claim your free Drive storage the first time you open it. As long as you don’t dismiss the banner message at the top of the file explorer, it will stay there until your storage is redeemed. However, if you did happen to dismiss it, just navigate to the Chromebook Goodies page at www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/goodies.html.
This is also the page you’ll need to redeem your free WiFi and All Access music passes. If you ever forget this link or don’t have it bookmarked, it is also accessible in the Get Started app, which comes preinstalled on every Chrome OS device.
Finally, if you’ve got a free mobile data offer through Verizon or T-Mobile, all you have to do to activate it to make sure your mobile data connection is turned on in the settings, and select the option to activate your device. That’s it!
Enjoy your new Chromebook, and be sure to bookmark Pocketables for even more Chrome coverage.