‘Backup by Google One’ aims to simplify Android backups
Google has started rolling out the “Backup by Google One” feature as an update. This would replace the default Android backup service available on the settings page. The idea here is to provide a more unified backup experience for users.
Backup by Google One will also cover photos / videos (Google Photos), MMS messages, and any other data you want to back up. The management and other controls of these backups are accessible from the same page. Users can also access these backup preferences from the standalone version Google one application or website.
Although MMS backup was enabled last year, it was only accessible through the Google One app. Now users can go to Android settings to find MMS backup toggle.
Even though the backup option now has a significant Google One branding, 9to5Google reports that this new system will be rolled out to all Google accounts. The company reportedly intends to continue improving the Android backup experience.
The new backup option started appearing on Android 8.0 devices as of this week.
Android backups usually consist of general settings related to the device including wallpapers, WiFi networks / passwords, date, time, languages, etc. So it makes sense that Google brings them together.
Google One’s backup reportedly started hitting Android 8.0 devices earlier this week. The update should be widely available over the next few weeks. Google is expected to offer more information when the feature is ready for wider deployment. The new backup option can be accessed through the Android – System – Backup settings.
All Google Account users receive at least 15 GB of free Google One storage space. Anything exceeding this limit will require the purchase of a subscription. Google made it easier for non-paying subscribers by unlocking the Storage Manager section on Google One last year.
Google One is emerging as one of the leading full-service storage services. He has seen many improvements since his arrival in 2018.
The company has also embarked on VPN segment last year with the announcement of “VPN by Google One”. However, this service is only available to paying customers. It was designed to provide an additional incentive for Google One subscribers.