The new backup client is rolling bent all Android 8.0+ devices “over the approaching weeks.”
Google is silently improving and rebranding the Android backup system. Dubbed “Backup by Google One,” the new backup client comes under the Google One branding umbrella and offers some notable enhancements over the prevailing Android backup system when it involves managing backups.
Google is rolling out the new backup system without much fanfare or a politician announcement.
“Backup by Google One” Simplifies Android Backups
The existing Android backup system backs up selected app data, SMS, call history, contacts, and device preferences like wallpapers, Wi-Fi passwords, language, etc. For backing up MMS, photos, and videos stored on the device, one must use the Google One app, which must be downloaded separately from the Google Play Store.
Google is now unifying these backup options under the “Backup by Google One” settings page. You’ll find all of your device backup-related options here and manage what you would like to backup. In addition, there are more expansive and granular backup control options for this.
You can also control your media content backup to Google Photos from the new backup system settings page rather than counting on the Google Photos app.
In a nutshell, “Backup by Google One” consolidates the Android backup settings under one page and makes it easier to manage your backups.
Contrary to its name, “Backup by Google One” doesn’t require that you have a Google One subscription. The feature is going to be available for all Google account users.
Do note that your Android device backups will count against your Google account’s free 15GB storage, so confirm you’ve got ample free space for backup purposes, or you will have to get more storage for your Google account.
Google could make a politician announcement about this alteration alongside some new features once the rollout nears completion.
All Android 8.0+ Devices to Get “Backup by Google One”
As reported by 9to5Google, Google is rolling out the new “Backup by Google One” feature to all or any Android 8.0 devices, with the complete rollout expected to be complete “over the approaching weeks.” The feature will automatically show up within the Settings menu of your Android device once it’s unrolled to it.
Android’s backup system isn’t as sophisticated as that of iOS. Many Android users aren’t even aware that they will copy their MMS and other device data using the Google One app. Thus, Google unifying the backup options under one Settings page will make things easier for them.