Google to launch backup and storage management apps for the iPhone
What you need to know
- Google is launching a new automatic backup app on iOS.
- The app will backup photos, videos, contacts, and calendar events.
- The Google One app is also being updated with storage management features.
Google One has been the iCloud of the Android community for a while now, and now Google is bringing some of those features to iPhone owners as well.
In a blog post on its website, Google has announced that it is bringing phone backup and storage management to iOS.
The automatic backup app will allow iOS customers to back up your photos, videos, contacts, and calendar events. Keep in mind that Google's app is limited to that and does not replace iCloud backups.
In addition, Google is rolling out a new storage manager feature within the Google One app that will allow iOS customers to understand how the storage on the device is being used and how to free up space. Apple offers similar functionality within the Settings app on iOS as well.
The new app and update to the Google One app will be available for Android users in "the coming days" and on iOS "soon."
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