Google One, Google’s unified cloud backup service, offers subscribers the ability to automatically back up device data, multimedia messages, photos, and videos from their Android devices. As of today, the same feature is being extended to all Android users for free.
The backup feature is a convenient and easy-to-use way to store your texts, contacts, applications, photos and videos. And it’s all automatic, so users have to do very little work. If you end up with damage, loss, or an update to your device, all your important information is stored in the cloud. Most Android devices already support backing up data to the cloud with Google Play Backup Manager, which stores files in a private directory on Google Drive user accounts. However, this backup solution doesn̵7;t sync MMS or photos and videos in their original quality, an advantage available from the Google / One Photos app.
In addition to the free backup feature, Google is also a storage manager that will be available online in the mobile app. This will allow users to delete files from various services that One supports, including Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos, to free up space. With a Google Account, you get 15 GB of free storage, and for 100 GB of data on Google One, that’s $ 1.99 per month.
One usually allows subscribers to share their plan with up to five other members, so if you need more than 15 GB of storage, but not a total of 100 GB or more, you can distribute additional storage among your family members. This is a handy incentive to innovate. Membership also includes premium support, Google Play credits, and Google Store member rewards. There are also indications that a subscription will be required to access the premium editing features in Google Photos, but we haven’t seen it yet.
Google said it also plans to launch Google One for iOS soon, so iPhone users will also receive free automatic backups. The Android app is now available in the Google Play Store.