Two years ago, Google launched “Google One”, a premium subscription that added additional features to its ecosystems. With a Google One subscription, you get premium support, extended storage (up to 100GB), family sharing, and automatic phone backup for your Android devices. But now Google is make automatic phone backup free for everyone, even iPhone users.
You don’t need a Google One subscription to enjoy phone backup, or even an Android phone. On iPhone, you can download the upcoming Google One iOS app to back up your photos, videos, contacts, and calendar events with Google, although it’s not automatic (at least not yet) for iPhone users.
On Android, the Google One app will allow you to store your automatic backup of your phone for free. This is also a one-click process, Google One takes the standard Android backup data (texts, contacts and apps) and adds original quality photos, videos and MMS messages. Whether you are on iPhone or Android, the only limitation is your Google storage; everyone gets 15 GB for free.
In addition to automatic phone backup, Google introduces Storage Manager and makes this feature free as well. Storage Manager will show you how much space you’re using in Drive, Gmail, and Photos, and see exactly what’s taking up that much space. If you need to free up some space, Storage Manager will help you too.
Naturally, if you need more cloud storage, you can always upgrade to a paid Google One account, which starts at $ 2 per month. The Google One app is available on android today and will be coming to iOS soon.