IPhone and iPad users are getting Android phone owners to enjoy for almost a year – automatic phone backups Google One.
That’s been available on the Android side of things since September 2019, at least for Google’s paid cloud storage service subscribers. Now iOS users who also pay for Google One will be able to do the same, according to a blog post. A new Google One app to release will soon deliver the capability, and now the backups will be free even if you don’t subscribe to Google’s service.
It’s easy to understand why this has become such a big deal. Our smartphones have become a storage locker for a number of photos, songs, movies, and messages. Even if you buy the larger capacity version of your favorite key device, you may still find yourself sometimes out of space. Services like Google One can save in that situation.
When the new Google One mobile app leaves, all iOS users will have to do is download the app and sign in to a valid Google account. From there, Google will do all the heavy lifting, backing up photos, messages, contacts, emails and more to its cloud storage service.
In addition, Google is making it easier to sort through all of these files with a new storage manager feature. Available via both the desktop and mobile app for users, this tool makes it easier to see how much free storage there is while allowing you to add or remove files without having to exit the app. For anyone who uses free storage, there will also be an option to lock in an update through the manager.
Having a reliable and easy way to manage files around us is especially useful for free Google One users, as storage is limited to 15GB. For anyone who needs a little more space to play with it, paid plans start at $ 1.99 a month. Comparatively, Apple’s iCloud service it only offers 5GB of free space – the choice is clear when it comes to saving some cash here.
Subscribers paid by Google One will also be able to share their plan with up to five other users through family sharing and be subject to premium customer support. Some areas will receive special bonus credits to spend on the Play Store as well as a discount and benefits, depending on the region in which users live.
As far as the new Google One app goes, it’s available now from Google Play for Android users, but iPhone storage fans will have to wait a little longer. There is currently no release date set other than “coming soon.” This should give users plenty of time to start sifting through what needs to be saved through cloud storage and what needs to be discarded, at the very least.