Google One, the online cloud storage service that was launched by Google back in 2018 can now backup Android and iOS devices for free using a Google account. The iOS app will be able to back up photos, videos, contacts, and calendar events, consolidating what’s offered by different services like Photos and Drive into a folder. Although, the Android app, which can sync automatically from your phone, will now offer backups without a Google One membership.
Along with backing up your files, Google One is also being updated to make it easier to manage which files are being stored. This storage management feature is available from either the app or the web, and it will let users manage their files saved from Drive, Gmail, and Photos in one place.
You get 15GB of storage for free with your personal Google Account (G Suite accounts aren’t supported by the new features), and Google offers paid storage plans that start at $1.99 a month for 100GB of storage. Google says the new features are rolling out for Android in the coming days, and that the new iOS app is launching soon. Google One is not yet available in all countries.