Google One is both the name of the Google subscription and the Android app with which you can access some of the benefits. Be an app focused on those who pay for additional storage in Google, may seem unnecessary to those who don’t pay for Google storage, although not.
The Google One app can be useful even if you are using the usual free Google storage, offering in total three roles for everyone. We tell you what they are and how you can use each of them.
1. Find out where your Google storage is going
The first thing you can do with the Google One app is see the status of your Google storage
To see this information, simply enter the tab Storage. Although this information is also available in the Google Drive app, on Google One it is easier to find the data and each of the services includes a button beside to access each of them. This is not an exclusive feature, although it is an addition that doesn’t hurt.
2. Free up Google’s shared space
Perhaps the most useful free tool on Google One is the ability to free up Google share space, something that will be very important this year because, remember, from June 2021, the standard quality backup of Google Photos and documents in Drive will occupy a shared space.
On the Home tab, tap Free up space on your account
For example, in Gmail, you can delete deleted emails, emails in spam folder, as well as search emails with large attachments. The process is much faster and more intuitive than trying to manually find large files in your mail.
In Google Drive, the options are similar, being able to delete files in the recycle bin or those that occupy a large size. In Google Photos, you can find large photos and videos (if you copy them in original quality) as well as videos in an unsupported format that you uploaded.
3. Make a backup
Finally, you can use the Google One app to create a full backup of your mobile, including photos and videos as well. Google One’s backup function is very similar to that of Google Drive, although includes more elements such as multimedia messages about MMS.
To create a backup with the Google One app, you need to tap Configure data backup, in the tab Start and adjust options to choose whether or not to include device data and multimedia messages. For photos and videos, Google Photos settings are used, although you can change the setting by tapping Go to full resolution.
Finally, you can choose whether you want to make backup copies using mobile data – not highly recommended, as the copy can easily be multiple gigs – and it only remains to press Create a backup. That, and be patient, as it may take a few minutes to complete the process.