Google Drive For PC/Mac Will Be Replaced With Backup And Sync

Google will automatically delete Android backups if a device is inactive for two months

As pointed out by Android Police(which was alerted to this PSA by a Reddit user), Google allows for backups of your Android mobile device to Drive, but these backups will only be retained "as long as you use your device". Once the clocks reaches zero, that backup is gone, and affected users say they aren't given any warning ahead of time that the deletion is about to happen.

According to Reddit user Tanglebrook, there also is no option available to use paid Google Drive storage to maintain older backups either. When he finally got a replacement device, he found that about 50 apps, his Android settings, and his Wi-Fi passwords had been deleted from the Android backup.

The mentioned statement indicates that it does not matter if you are paying for Google Drive storage or not; at the end your backup will be erased if it remains inactive for two months. There's no option to store the Android backups in Google Drive space the user has/pays for, meaning you must keep in mind to use your device every couple of weeks or risk having an expiration date applied.

Chelsea's Drinkwater sidelined for a month due to injury
This is the best way. " When we talk about it we are unlucky ". "That's the reason why I think this is a massive game for us. Arsenal overcame Cologne 3-1 in the Europa League on Thursday and Conte believes Wenger's side remain title challengers.

"There's apparently an expiration date that shows up under the backup if I had checked the Backup folder sooner, but there was no notification, no email, no proactive notice at all", the Redditor added.

So if you're using your phone or tablet constantly, no worries. If you don't use your Android device for two months, its backup data will be deleted and that's all there is to it. For instance: "Expires in 54 days". The important thing to note here is that, once the data will be deleted, there is no way to recover it.

After contacting Drive support, Tanglebrook's fears were confirmed: The backup was gone. If a user imports data from an old Android phone to a new one, that data's status is considered active. So the only way to retain your Android backup data is to keep your device active by connecting it to Google's servers through the Internet.

Related News:



Most liked

United States retains Iran deal sanctions relief - for now
Iran maintains those launches are for self-defense and do not violate the deal. On the campaign trail, he called it " the worst deal ever ".

U.S. says withdrawing from Paris accord, unless terms change
Canadian environment minister Catherine McKenna said the participation of a US delegation in Montreal was a positive sign. In August, the US sent a notice to the United Nations Secretary-General stating its intention to withdraw.

Liverpool Lose Appeal to Have Sadio Mane's Three-Match Ban Reduced
Failing to put him in the figure of Ederson , Mane will be able to lift his foot. Only Sadio was not lucky and Ederson was not lucky. I would have made the same decision.

Vikings concerned over Bradford's knee
The MRI on Bradford's knee - in which he has had the anterior cruciate ligament repaired twice - came back negative. Bradford reportedly experienced pain and swelling in the knee after Monday's victory over the New Orleans Saints .

PM Modi to mark birthday by inaugurating world's second largest dam
Meanwhile, there have been protests by the displaced people, demanding rehabilitation from the government. The current height of the dam is 138 metres that makes it the biggest structure ever made in the country.

Jerry Sandusky's Son Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse Charges
Sandusky told her "that it's not weird because he studied medicine", and that "nobody needs to know", police said. Jeffrey Sandusky , son of Jerry Sandusky , has pled guilty to all 14 counts of child sex abuse on Friday.

Martellus Bennett Fined for Defending Aaron Rodgers After Hit by KJ Wright
Green Bay's defense had a terrific debut, especially considering how terrible the Packers were against the pass last season. Falcons QB Matt Ryan has passed for 1,055 yards, 11 TDs and 1 INT in his past three performances, including the playoffs.

Caught on camera: Gurugram woman repeatedly slaps jawan, arrested
The subedar has accused the woman of driving in a zigzag manner and refusing to give way to the army truck driven by a constable. Realising that the situation might get out of hand, the woman walked towards her vehicle and sped off.

Kyrgios: I've saved my best for Australia
DOUBLES specialist John Peers could prove to be the key for Australia in this weekend's Davis Cup semi-final against Belgium. Dusan Lajovic made a mockery of the absence of Novak Djokovic to give Serbia a shock 1-0 lead.

Nike Unveils NBA Statement Uniforms
Until then, the Heat faithful can look forward to looking as great as ever when the Heat take the court for the 2017-18 season. The Oklahoma City Thunder unveiled their newest uniform, a solid navy alternate to their revamped originals.

Getafe 1 Barcelona 2
Entering this fixture Barcelona had taken a maximum nine points from the nine available and hadn't conceded a goal. Getafe and remain ideal in La Liga courtesy of new-signing Paulinho's strike late on.

U.S. exhausting patience for diplomatic solution to North Korea crisis: McMaster, Haley
The last set of sanctions included restrictions on North Korea's oil imports and a ban on its textile exports. McMaster said new sanctions on North Korea are just going into effect and need to be given a chance to work.

Singapore Grand Prix: Circuit to host race until at least 2021
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo topped the timesheets in both sessions , and teammate Max Verstappen was never far behind. He is now sixth in the point standings and been retired in six different races this year.

Is Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin the most anticipated fight in years?
Only the August 26 PPV that was headlined by Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is expected to outsell Saturday's PPV this year. Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) aims to be the first to defeat the current WBA-WBC-IBF champion in Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs).

Manchester City vs Watford FC
Pep Guardiola said: "I was lucky to manage Barcelona with many outstanding performances but this week has been a lot of goals". I like penalties to be taken by the takers but I understand why they switched because Sterling created the penalty".