Google is updating its cloud storage service, Google One, and now offers free backups for Android or iOS-based phones. Until now, the service was only available on Android devices, where a monthly subscription fee was required for a storage package. Now, the service is available to all users, and as mentioned, iPhone owners will also benefit from it through a dedicated app that is expected to be released in the coming days.
The backup includes text messages, apps, photos, and videos stored on the device. It is important to emphasize that while the backup feature itself will be available as stated to all users, this does not mean that they are welcome to back up their devices without any restriction. The backup still steals from the free storage space offered by Google, which currently stands at 15GB per user. Beyond this storage volume, a monthly subscription fee will be required for an extended storage package.
The prices of the packages have not changed, and remain quite competitive: for a package of 100 GB, the cheapest in the selection, users from Israel will be asked to pay 8 shekels a month. The cost of a package of 200 GB is NIS 12 per month, while the largest package, 2 terabytes, is priced at NIS 39 per month or NIS 390 per year with advance payment.
Just before upgrading, Google offers a new tool that will offer information about the files stored in its cloud, and a quick deletion of relatively large files that have not been used for a long time.
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