In 2019, Google had launched automatic phone backup for members on Android devices. So no matter what happens to the smartphone, the users won’t lose the important stuff like texts, contacts and apps, and photos and videos. Now, Google One’s phone backup as well as a new storage manager tool are available for free for Android and iOS users. Mind you! The users can back up the devices and clean up their files across Google Photos, Google Drive and Gmail.
“Automatic phone backup will be available on Android phones, even if you don’t have a Google One membership. And if you have an Apple iPhone, we’re introducing a new iOS app that lets you store photos, videos, contacts, and calendar events with Google. Start backing up your phone with the Google One app, and save the stuff you care about using the free 15 GB of storage that comes with your Google Account. If you break, lose, or upgrade your phone, you can rest easy knowing that your data is safe in the cloud,” Larissa Fontaine, Director, Google One, told in a blog post.
In order to easily manage and clean up the files across Drive, Gmail, and Photos, Google is also adding a new storage manager in the Google One app and on the web, which gives the user an easy way to see how they are using the storage and free up space. Moreover, they can keep the files they want, get rid of the ones that is no longer in need and make room for more.
The tech giant further revealed that if a user requires more storage and want the full Google One experience, they can always upgrade to a membership right from the app. With plans of all sizes, the users can get the additional storage they need at a price that works for you, starting at $1.99/month. Being a member, one can share their plan with up to five additional family members, access live help with anything Google and get benefits including premium support and family sharing.
Google further added that these updates to the app only applies to consumer accounts and will not be available for G Suite business customers. All that’s need to be done to access the updates is simply download Android or iOS version of the app.
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