Back-up an Android device using Google Drive.

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Back-up an Android device using Google Drive.

These days our tablets and smartphones are as important as our laptops and home computers, if not more so. We have them by our side 24/7, and they’re filled with all the stuff we need and love: emails, contacts, pictures, videos and much more.

If you do lose your device, it can be replaced however (even if it’s painful on the wallet). But if you haven’t backed up your data beforehand, the important stuff is gone forever.

So it’s a good idea to back up all of the data on your Android smartphone or tablet with Google Drive. It’s safe and reliable, plus you can get to your files easily at any time. There are even options to back up automatically, to give you extra peace of mind.

What is Google Drive?

Put simply, it’s a storage system based in ‘the cloud’. This means you can use it to store any data and documents you want, and access them wherever you are if you go online. Plus, as your personal Google Drive space is linked to your Google account, you can even access your files securely from someone else’s device if needs be.

How much storage space do you get?

You get 15GB for free, which is plenty for most people.

What else does Google Drive do?

It’s not only a storage solution. You can also use Google Drive to create, share and transfer documents and files. It’s great for work documents and spreadsheets that lots of people need to simultaneously feed into.

How do I back up my Android device?

We’ve created a really simple, short video that tells you everything you need to know.

Why do I need to back up my Android?

Storing your stuff brings peace of mind, and although Android doesn’t have a default way to back up your content, Google does a brilliant job with most of the important stuff.

Google Drive is easy to use and it makes storing and sharing a breeze.