Automatic Phone Backup Comes to Google One

Posted on September 14, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Cloud, Google, Mobile with 7 Comments

Google has announced that all Google One subscribers will now get automatic phone backup of photos, videos, and MMS.

“Automatic phone backup for Android is now included in your Google One membership,” Google’s Larissa Fontaine announced. “So the next time you break, lose or switch your phone, you won’t lose your photos, videos, contacts, and messages—basically, everything that’s important to you.”

According to Google, the Google One-based automatic phone backup functionality is a superset of what it provides in Android for free. So in addition to texts, contacts, and apps backup, Google One backup includes original quality photos, videos, and multimedia messages (MMS). (Technically, original quality photo backup has been available via Google Photos for quite some time, too.)

Google introduced Google One last May and started rolling out the service that August. The service provides tiered cloud storage plans for Google account holders with prices starting at $19.99 per year for 100 GB of storage. Google One offers 200 GB ($2.99/month or $29.99/year), 2 TB ($9.99/month or $99.99/year),  10 TB ($99.99/month), 20 TB ($199.99/month), and 30 TB ($299.99/month) plans too.

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