Google revealed yesterday that it unlocked the backup feature of its Google One for Android utility so that every one Google clients could use the backup even when they haven’t any Google One subscription. While the applying has not been up to date but, at the very least not on the gadgets that I attempted, it is changing into an choice for all customers.
Google customers get 15 Gigabytes of storage with their accounts; the storage is shared throughout Google companies similar to Gmail or Google Drive, and Google One makes use of that storage as nicely for the backups.
A core query which will come to the thoughts of Google customers who will not be subscribed to Google One is whether or not they need to use the service, and the way it differs from utilizing Android’s native backup system.
Android’s native backup performance, as of Android 9, backs up the following information:
- Google Calendar occasions and settings
- SMS textual content messages (not MMS)
- Wi-Fi networks and passwords
- Gmail settings
- Display settings (brightness and sleep)
- Language and enter settings
- Date and time
- Settings and information for apps not made by Google (varies by app)
Google is imprecise when it comes to the backup performance of its Google One app on Android:
On Android, Google One can mechanically again up your photographs, movies, contacts, messages, notes and extra.
Photos and movies will not be backed up by default by the Android backup feature, but customers could allow it below Settings > System > Backup > Google Photos, at the very least on Android gadgets that hold the default choices. Mileage could fluctuate on gadgets from producers as these could combine their backup programs as an alternative.
Google could have its eyes on these gadgets particularly with the announcement, as backups to Google Drive might not be baked into these gadgets. The firm could use the performance to present an Android various to Apple’s iCloud system but it is doubtless not the one purpose why Google determined to free the backup feature of its Google One utility from the subscription-requirement.
Android customers who set up the Google One utility and do not subscribe to the service have 15 Gigabytes of storage that is shared throughout all companies that they use. That could also be enough for some, but most customers will most likely hit storage quotas rapidly particularly if photographs and movies are added to the gadget frequently. At least some customers will settle for Google’s provide to subscribe to a Google One plan to improve the out there storage.
Now You: do you again up information on your cellular gadgets frequently?