Google is reportedly releasing a “Google One Backup” update for Android users and will consolidate all Android backups in one place. Currently, Android backups only include app data, SMS, call history, contacts, and some other data. With Backup by Google One, users will be able to back up their photos, videos and MMS messages. This new backup option is expected to be available directly in Android settings, in addition to the special Google One app and website.
Google introduced Google One unified backup application back to May 2018 which gave consumers more storage space at lower prices. In addition to the standard Android backup system, which includes app data, call history, contacts, SMS and device preferences, Google One also allows users to back up their photos, videos and MMS messages. Now, according to a report from 9to5Google, Android gets a new option “Backup from Google One”, which will bring the unified backup functionality directly in the settings.
Along with the special Google One app and website, Android users will be able to back up their data to Google One from their phone’s backup settings. The report adds that the “Backup from Google One” option will have settings for enabling or disabling the backup of MMS messages, as well as photos and videos. It is expected to be available to all Google accounts, as they receive 15 GB of free storage.
According to the report, the new setting is starting to spread to Android 8.0 devices and will be more widely available in the coming weeks. It will probably replace the default Android backup option in Settings > System > Archiving.