Google One, Google The subscription app for additional storage and direct support receives an update today that will provide free phone backups for Android and iOS devices to anyone who installs the app, even if they don’t have a paid membership. Catch: While this feature is free, backups are included in your free 15GB of Google storage. If you need more of the Google One membership you need (you guessed it) to buy more storage or delete data you no longer need. Paid memberships start at $ 1.99 per month for 100 GB.
Last year, paid members already had access to this feature on Android, where your text, contacts, apps, photos, and videos are stored in the Google cloud. Free backups are now available for Android users. IOS users will have access to it when the Google One app is installed on iOS soon.
With this update, Google also introduces a new storage manager tool, Google One, which is available in the app and on the web and allows you to delete files and backups as needed. The tool works on all Google properties and, for example, allows you to find email. Emails with very large attachments or large files, such as in Google Drive storage.
With this free backup feature, Google is clearly trying to get more people into Google One. After all, it’s pretty easy to reach the free 15GB capacity limit (and that’s your shared storage space on Google, including Gmail and other services) and paying $ 1.99 per 100GB isn’t exactly a huge expense, especially if you’re already Google Ecosystem and use apps like Google Photos.