Google seems to be updating the backup system from behind-the-scenes Android mobiles to a substantially better version. Penned Backup by Google One, the update was first revealed by 9to5Google and despite not seeing much fanfare from Google, it is replacing your phone’s existing backup system.
We reached out to Google to find out more and find out when this could be implemented for everyone. We will update this article with that information.although it will reportedly be implemented “in the coming weeks.”
What steps should you follow?
You will not have to do anything to receive this update; Rather, just keep an eye on your phone’s settings for backups to switch to Google One Backups. Once that change occurs, you’ll be able to select items on your phone in more detail. So that? For backup, they now include MMS and SMS text messages. Previously, items like MMS, photos, videos, and wallpapers were synced with a different app, depending on the phone you were using. Many of the best Android phones already allow you to do this, but now it’s easier than ever.
Now that this system-level backup utility handles everything, you can more easily control all the items you want to backup from a simple interface. The complete list of items that Backups by Google One will handle now includes application data, call history, device preferences, messages (SMS and MMS), Wi-Fi passwords, wallpapers, system settings such as screen brightness , photos, videos and more.
Despite the name, Backup by Google One does not require a Google One subscription. Rather, this is a complete replacement for the existing backup system built into all Android phones; it is designed to back up your important data in your Google account. Users who don’t pay for a Google One subscription will still have everything backed up; they’ll just need to make sure that new backup additions don’t fill up the 15GB of cloud storage you get for free from Google.