Big changes are coming to the Google One cloud storage service, including an all new iOS app, free phone data backups, and a new data management tool on both iOS and Android. Google has already offered a paid automatic phone backup service for Google users, but the feature will now be free for everyone (as long as you̵7;re you live in a country where Google One is offered).
IOS backup is limited to Google Photos, calendar events, and contacts, but Android users can back up everything on their device. These automatic backups can make migrating to a new phone much easier, or restoring your device after a serious bug is much less catastrophic.
All Google accounts use the Google One type even if they do not specifically interact with the Google One website or app; it’s where that 15GB of free Google cloud storage comes from, and where your Google Drive files, Gmail attachments and Google Photos are stored. (Google One lets you store more than just your Google files, however.) It’s also where all of your phone’s data is backed up.
However, all that phone data can take up a large chunk of your free 15GB of Google storage, leaving plenty of room for Drive, Gmail or Google Photos. You can buy extra space cheaply if you need more, starting at $ 2 a month for 100GBs, but Google is delivering a new data management tool that makes Google One data release easier if you need to find more space but don’t want to pay.
How to free up your Google cloud storage with Google One data manager
While the Google One data management tool is available on both the desktop and the mobile app, Android users will have to wait for the app to be updated, and the version iOS will not be available for a few days. Once the applications are ready, you will find a shortcut for the phone data manager and backup tools in the “Home” tab.
However, you can use the management tools on the desktop right now and according to the Google preview screenshot for the new features of Google One, it looks like the Android and iOS apps will have the the same step-by-step on-screen directions as the desktop site Here’s how it works:
- Mur https://one.google.com/
- Log in to your Google account.
- Once you’re done, click the “Storage” tab from the left menu.
- Scroll down and click “Free account storage.”
- Follow the on-screen instructions. The page guides you through suggested files, photos and emails that you may want to delete. You get a chance to review each file before it’s trash forever.
- You can close the page once it’s up and running, and you’re free to fill the entire space of a newly restored cloud drive.
As for all of your other Google Data, you know, Google tracks personal information while using its products – the new Google One tool won’t help you handle it. To that end, we have guides on manage your personal Google data, including YouTube watching and search history, Google Assistant Registrations, Huge Gmail files, u Google Maps GPS Maps information. If you wish instead of the Google services ditch, we can help you backup the PC and smartphone data using cloud storage or hard drives.