Google is reportedly rolling out the “Backup by Google One” update for Android users, which will consolidate all Android backups in one place.

On any modern Android device, Google automatically backs up your essential data like app data, SMS, call history, contacts and some other data. With Backup by Google One, users will also be able to backup their photos, videos and MMS messages.

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Google introduced the Google One unified backup application in May 2018, and it landed in Europe in November of the same year. These are packages that include cloud storage space. So, for 1.99 euros per month or 19.99 euros per year, for example, you have access to 100 GB of storage at Google. The more expensive subscription at 9.99 euros per month or 99.99 euros per year even includes a storage volume of 2 TB.

Whether it’s photos, apps or text messages, backing up your phone to the cloud is one of the most important things you can do to protect your data. Backup by Google One is expected to be available for all Google Accounts, which get 15 GB of free storage.

How does Backup by Google One work?

Thanks to Backup by Google One, which will be directly available in the settings of your Android smartphone, you will be able to select more precisely what to save on your phone, including MMS and SMS. This new feature will therefore combine the already existing menu in the Standard Settings menu with the control panel available on Google One.

The full list of items that Backup by Google One now supports includes app data, call history, device preferences, messages (SMS and MMS), Wi-Fi passwords, wallpapers, system settings like screen brightness, photos, videos, etc.

Thanks to Backup by Google One, you should be able to switch between Android phones without any problem., even if each manufacturer already has very powerful applications to facilitate the change of smartphone. We think in particular of OnePlus Switch, or Mi Mover at Xiaomi.

If you’re not a Google One subscriber, and you’re not using an app from a smartphone manufacturer, you will be limited to 15 GB of data, which means that you will have to make choices about what is backed up. For its part, Google Photos ended unlimited free storage in early June, and we explained how to save your photos. Backup by Google One should be available on all phones running Android 8.0 and above in the coming weeks.

Source: 9To5Google