Reports: Backup by Google One rolling out; this means one backup for all media, phone settings, and SMS

author_img IANS Published :  22nd July 2021 02:58 PM   |   Published :   |  22nd July 2021 02:58 PM
Backup by Google One rolling out

Backup by Google One rolling out

Google has started rolling out 'Backup by Google One' as an update over the existing Android backup service.

This implies that now end users only have to be aware of one sync to the cloud.

Android backups currently cover app data, SMS messages, call history, contacts, and device preferences -- including Wi-Fi networks and passwords, wallpapers, display settings (brightness and sleep), language and input settings, and date/time.

"Backup by Google One" is billed as being more granular and expansive, as well as unified, reports 9To5Google.

Namely, it can also back up photos, videos, and MMS messages with management and control now directly in Android settings, in addition to the existing Google One app or website.

With this change, MMS is now part of the Android backup experience by default.

Last year, the company started allowing anyone to back up MMS, but that required installing and using the Google One app.

This unified approach is meant to remove any distinction in backups, the report said.

The service has started rolling out to devices running Android 8.0 and will be fully available "over the coming weeks".

The company said it will provide more details as it widely launches.

*Edited from an IANS report