Smartphones have become a force to be reckoned as far as videos, photos, files and data storage is concerned. The latest Samsung’s flagship, Galaxy Note 9, has 250GB and 512GB of storage, on the two launched Galaxy Note 9 versions. This just means smartphones can now store as much data as computers. But, how such a huge amount of data can be stored safely without the fear of not losing it? Thanks to Google by introducing Google Drive.
If you have an Android phone, then this article is for you, to keep your family’s special occasions videos and photos and your work’s files, its crucial to know how to backup Android phone to Google drive.
In the past, I lost many of my special photos and my children’s birthday videos, which I had stored on my phone’s SD card. All lost and nothing was recovered. So disappointing 🙁 It happened several times, there was a time when I thought automatic backup was the way to go but I ended up discovering that it was useless because when the phone was stolen or dropped in water, I could not recover any of my data.
From the day I discovered about Google Drive, all data on my phone is guaranteed, safe, for life.
Google Drive is an online-based backup service. It is a cloud backup service used to store videos, photos, and files online. It simply syncs data across all user’s devices and the data can easily be accessed from any device, simply by login in using Google Account.
What I like most about Google Drive is the vast free storage it offers you for free. So upon installing and signing up to Google Drive, you will be given 15GB of storage space. This is quite amazing! 15Gb storage space for your Photos, videos and those important files of yours, without paying a penny, just by signing up.
As you can see, I have only used up only 0,86GB of the 15GB. An ordinary android user can rely on the free storage and you actually store more than enough of your data.
So how to back up android phone to google drive
First thing first, if you haven’t downloaded the Google Drive Application, then ;
- Down the Application on Google Play Store
- Open the Application and click on the plus sign At the bottom of your phone’s screen
- Click upload, and select what you want to upload
- You are done, now all the data you have uploaded to your Google Drive account will be safely stored online
Access any backed up data from any device that has an internet connection, and I mean any device, even if it’s not your smartphone or computer. You can do this by typing in “Drive.Google.com.”
But, you are the only one who can access your data and if anyone tries to log in your Google drive account, he/she will first need to enter your login details. So its very important to keep your login details out of reach of anyone except those you want to share the contents of your Google Drive.
Downloading a file from your Google Drive
- Tap on the Google Drive icon like the one above
- Click and hold on the file you want to download to select
- click on the download arrow
You can download different files like;
- documents and Spreadsheets
All these files can be downloaded in all formats from Google Drive to your Android phone by a click
You can Pay for more storage if you intend to store large files. You can buy as many Terabytes as 30 depending on what you want to do with it. Below is a table showing how much does it cost for each respective storage. All payments are monthly.
You also can download your Google photos by simply taping the Google Drive icon
- Click at the dotted lines at the top left of your screen
- scroll down to settings.
- And then turn on the toggle button for automatic syncing of Google photos to Google Drive.
It must also be noted that if you deleted your google photos from Google Drive, you will have also deleted them from Google photos.
Download the Application right away
It is high time you stop using Blu-ray discs and memory cards in order to store your data. Why doing that while you can access 15GB free storage just by opening an account with Google Drive. There is no need to worry how you can recover your data in case your phone is stolen, lost or maybe its totally damaged. The application can be easily downloaded on any android phone, whether rooted or not rooted
Did you find this article helpful? If yes, do me a favor by sharing it with your friends. If you have any issue with Google Drive, please stress it out and I will be more than happy to help you out within the shortest period possible.