Google One, Google’s subscription program for getting further storage and dwell assist, is getting an replace at present that can carry free cellphone backups for Android and iOS units to anyone who installs the app — even when they don’t have a paid membership. The catch: whereas the characteristic is free, the backups rely towards your free Google storage allowance of 15GB. If you want extra you want — you guessed it — a Google One membership to purchase extra storage or delete knowledge you now not want. Paid memberships begin at $1.99/month for 100GB.
Last yr, paid members already obtained entry to this characteristic on Android, which shops your texts, contacts, apps, pictures and movies in Google’s cloud. The “free” backups are actually obtainable to Android customers. iOS customers will get entry to it as soon as the Google One app rolls out on iOS within the close to future.
With this replace, Google can also be introducing a brand new storage supervisor device in Google One, which is obtainable within the app and on the internet, and which lets you delete recordsdata and backups as wanted. The device works throughout Google properties and allows you to discover emails with very massive attachments or massive recordsdata in your Google Drive storage, for instance.
With this free backup characteristic, Google is clearly making an attempt to get extra individuals onto Google One. The free 15GB storage restrict is fairly simple to hit, in any case (and that’s in your total storage on Google, together with Gmail and different providers) and paying $1.99 for 100GB isn’t precisely a significant expense, particularly if you’re already a part of the Google ecosystem and use apps like Google Photos already.