Moving from one phone to another can be just as traumatic as changing schools or moving to a new city. To make the transition less painful, you can use Google One to back up and restore Android.
What is Google One?
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You can get extra Google One storage if you pay a monthly or annual fee. From August 2018 you can increase the storage capacity from 100 GB to 30 TB. Other benefits include customer support, family sharing (up to six people), Google Store benefits, and hotel discounts.
You can choose from the following plans:
- 100 GB: $ 1.99 per month or $ 19.99 per year
- 200 GB: $ 2.99 per month, or $ 29.99 per year
- 2 TB: $ 9.99 per month, or $ 99.99 per year
- 10 TB: $ 99.99 per month
- 20 TB: $ 199.99 per month
- 30 TB: $ 299.99 per month
You can download and install the Google One app for free from Google Play. However, when you open the app, you will be asked to select a subscription. You cannot use this app if you want to stick to the free 15 GB subscription.
Backing up your Android device with Google One
After installation, the first time you launch the Google One app, you will be asked with three switches to back up "Multimedia messages", "Photos & # 39; s and videos & # 39; s" and "Backup using mobile data". Switch this on according to your preferences. Google One enables the "Device Data" option by default.
When finished, tap "Next".
 A permission prompt is displayed. Tap "Allow" to allow "Photos & # 39; s" to access your photos, media, and files.
The app is loaded with the Start tab open by default. The first item you see is the & # 39; Device Backup & # 39; card.
If you are ready to save your phone's media in the current state, tap & # 39; Back up now & # 39 ;. To make changes (now or later), tap & # 39; View Details & # 39 ;.
If you press & # 39; View Details & # 39; “You can change the backup settings on the next screen. If necessary, enable or disable the "Device data", "Multimedia messages or" Photos & videos & # 39; s "options. You can also enable or disable the option" Back up with mobile data. " 19659005] Tap "Back up now"
If you want to keep your current settings in the future, tap on & # 39; Back up now & # 39; on the main page.
Please note that Google One does not return media automatically via the phone manufacturer's texting app. You must manually save attached media in Google Photos & # 39; s that will be backed up automatically if you enable the "Photos & # 39; s and video & # 39; s" backup option.
However, if you use the Google Messages app as your default message client, Google One automatically backs up everything.
So if you have previously used the Samsung app to use media such as stickers and videos, send by text, you can install the Google client and set it as the default to back up that media. However, you will not see the media in either client until you restore from the Google One backup.
Restore your device with Google One
If you are replacing an old phone or a damaged unit, Android suggests that the installation process already contains a restore option if you have enabled automatic backups and restore for your Google account. Tap the backup created for your device. Then select the backup items you want to return to the phone, including apps, call history, device settings, and messages, and then tap "Restore."
Open the Google One app when your device is active. You may see a map & # 39; Recover & # 39; under the card & # 39; Device backup & # 39 ;. If you do this, tap "Restore Backup" to get started.
If you do not see a "Restore" card, tap "Settings" in the app toolbar. Then tap "Recover from your backup" in the "Storage settings" section.
Tap the "Restore" links on the next screen to restore your images and videos to their original quality and all media sent via the Messages- app from Google.