Google is offering a free phone backup feature for Google One users as part of a more extensive update to the app. The feature will allow users to clean up files across Google Photos, Google Drive, and Gmail through the Google One app.
“Automatic phone backup will be available on Android phones, even if you don’t have a Google One membership. And if you have an iPhone, we’re introducing a new iOS app that lets you store photos, videos, contacts, and calendar events with Google,” Google announced in an official blog post.
Google has also introduced a new storage manager that provides insights into managed data storage and which files could be deleted. It separates data based on big files, large attachments emails, spam emails, and so on. This new storage manager is accessible on the Google One app and the web as well. Apparently, Google is attempting to get more people onto Google One by offering this free backup feature.
Although the feature is free, users will get only 15GB of free storage with a Google account. Once the 15GB free storage limit is exceeded, users will have to opt for a paid membership if they wish to continue utilizing the cloud storage facility. The membership begins at $1.99 per month for 100GB of data and will provide additional benefits like family sharing (up to five members), live customer care, and Google Play credits.