- Google has now made Google One storage and backup tools available for all Google users at no extra cost.
- Users can backup up to 15GB data from their phones after which the membership will be paid.
- Google will be bringing in an app for iPhone users through which they can use the tools.
Google has announced two major tools from Google One app will now be available to all Google users at no extra cost. These tools will come in handy for users for phone backups and storage. The tools will be available in countries with the Google One app. Google One app is currently available in 140 countries including India, the US, and the UK. Formerly, the Google One feature for automatic phone backup was available to paid Android users. The storage options and benefits for paid subscribers include family sharing, subscription benefits like Google Play credits and Google Store member rewards.
It will now be made available to Android and iPhone users free of cost with or without a Google membership. Google is bringing in an app for iPhone users to access these tools. Lets have a look at these tools in detail.
Automatic phone backup: Google will enable users to save files with the automatic phone backup with up to 15GB of storage that comes with Google account. Android users will be able to access the tool with or without a Google One membership free of cost. iPhone users will also be able to access the tool through the app that Google will introduce in the coming days. The iOS app will enable users to store photos, videos, contacts, and calendar events with Google. Users can rest assured about their data being stored in a safe place, the storage cloud, in case they lose their phone or upgrade it.
Google has set a cap at 15GB for the data that can be automatically backed up at no additional cost. Once the limit of 15GB is reached, users can opt-in for a paid membership.
In India, three membership plans for monthly backup storage come at Rs 130, Rs 210 and Rs 650. They provide 100GB, 200GB, and 2TB storage options respectively. These plans can also be bought at an annual payment of Rs 1300, Rs 2100, and Rs 6500 respectively. The membership plans were noted by Telecom Talk.
Paid memberships also bring in added benefits of sharing the membership plan with up to five additional family members, live customer care from Google, and Google Play credits.
Storage manager: Google is also bringing in a storage manager to help users declutter their drive from files they don't need. Users can easily manage and clean up files across Drive, Gmail, and Photos through the storage manager. This tool is currently available for web users, according to Google. The storage manager is Google's aim to manage files from one place for the convenience of users.
Google noted that the tools will be available in the coming days for Android users through the Play Store and for iOS users through the app. Google also noted that the tool will be available for Google personal account users and not GSuite users.