Switching from one telephone 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 additional Google One storage by paying a monthly or yearly fee. As of August 2018, you can increase the storage capacity from 100 GB to 30 TB. Other benefits include customer care, 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 annually
- 2 TB: $ 9.99 per month or $ 99.99 annually
- 10 TB: $ 99.99 per month
- 20 TB: 199, $ 99 per month
- 30TB: $ 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 choose a subscription. You can't use this app if you want to stick to the free 15GB plan.
How to back up your Android device with Google One
After installation, the first time you start the Google One app you will be asked with three options for backing up "Multimedia messages", "Photos and videos" and "Back up" with cellular data ". Activate them according to your wishes. By default, Google One enables the "Device data" option.
When you're done, tap Next.
 A permission prompt is displayed. Tap Allow to give Photos access to your photos, media, and files.
The app loads when the Home tab is open by default. The first element you see is the "Device Backup" card.
When you're ready to save your phone's media in its current state, tap Back Up Now. If you want to make changes (now or later), tap "Show details".
. When you tap "Show details," You can change the backup settings on the following screen. If necessary, switch the options "Device data", "Multimedia messages" or "Photos and videos" on or off. You can also turn the “Back up with cellular data” option on or off.
When you're done, tap Back Up Now.
. If you want to keep your current settings in the future, you can simply tap on "Back up now" on the main page.
Note that Google One does not return. All media sent through the phone manufacturer's SMS app will be updated automatically. You must manually save all attached media in Google Photos. These are automatically backed up if you have activated the "Photos and Videos" backup option.
However, if you use Google’s messaging app as your default messaging client, Google One will back up everything automatically.
If you previously used the Samsung app to send media such as stickers and videos by text, you can install the Google client and set it as the default for backing up these media. However, you won't see the media in any of the clients until you restore it from Google One backup.
Restore your device using Google One
If you switch from an old phone or replace a damaged device, Android setup will be used. The process already includes a restore option if you enable automatic backups and restores for your Google account to have. Tap the backup created for your device. Next, 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 ready to use. A "Restore" card may appear under the "Device backup" card. If you do, tap "Restore Backup" to get started.
. If you don't see a "Restore" card, tap "Settings" on the app toolbar. Then, in the "Storage Settings" section, tap "Restore from your backup".
On the following screen, tap the "Restore" links to restore your pictures and videos to original quality and all media sent through the Google News app become.