Backup by Google One, a new, more unified and comprehensive backup system for Android phones, is now available

Backup by Google One, a new, more unified and comprehensive backup system for Android phones, is now available

Points Highlighted:

  • The existing Android backup currently covers app data, SMS messages, call history, contacts, and device preferences, such as Wi-Fi networks and passwords, wallpaper, display brightness and sleep settings, language and input settings, and date and time.

  • The new backup system backs up more than the current Android backup does

The new backup expands on these and brings backup support for videos, photos, and MMS messages. Its management and control can be done either directly from the Android settings, or from the existing Google One app or website.

android-backup-current-1
android-backup-current-2
google-one-backup

With this new system, MMS backup is now a default part of backups. Last year, Google made it possible to back up MMS, but that required installing the Google One app and doing it only from there. However, the new backup system will bring a more unified backup experience to users.

The images above show the current system Settings for backup, and the third one is the Google One app. There, you have the options to enable/disable “Multimedia messages” and “Photos and Videos”. These preferences will soon be available on the new Backup by Google One page. The new page will be found in Android settings.

The backup system will be available to all Google accounts. Users will be limited to 15GB of free storage, and the need for more storage would require a paid subscription.

Devices with Android 8.0 and later will be getting the update, and it is now begging to roll out. It will be fully available to all supported Android phones “over the coming weeks”.
New reasons to get excited every week
Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox

Email
0 COMMENTS Be the first one to post a comment

The Techgadgetguides is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com Inc.
We will be happy to hear your thoughts

Leave a reply

For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

I agree to these terms.

Tech Reviews and Guides | Techgadgetguides.com
Logo