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Android Adds Manual Google Drive Backup Option

Nov 14, 2018

If you have an Android device, you might be happy to learn there is now a manual option to backup your data to Google Drive. This is great news because Google announced back in August that this feature would soon be coming. It appears that the option is arriving on various Android devices, including those on newer and older Android operating systems. Read on to learn more about the new manual option of backing up your Android data to Google Drive.

Backup to Google Drive Now a Manual Option on Android

We are definitely excited to tell you about the fact you can now manually backup your data on Android to Google Drive. There are many different Android devices and Android operating systems that this new update will work on. Google said back in August that we would be getting this in a future update, and it appears that the update has finally started to roll out. This new manual option to backup to Google Drive means you no longer have to use the previous settings.

There is only one requirement to be able to use the new feature, which is that you need to have a Wi-Fi connection. You will notice that there will be a pop-up that tells you to use a Wi-Fi connection in order to backup manually to Google Drive. That is likely because there is often times a lot of information being backed up, and you do not want to do this if you are using your data plan. Using Wi-Fi also makes the process smoother and it will get done much quicker. As long as you are connected over a Wi-Fi network, you will be able to manually backup your data to Google Drive.

Manual Backup to Google Drive Easy to Find on Android

The best news about the new manual backup option to Google Drive is that it is super easy to find on your Android device. You will simply need to go into “Settings” and then click on “Google Backup.” From there, you should see the option to “Back up to Google Drive” and just click that to begin the process. You should make sure that you have recently updated both Google Play Services and your Google apps before you begin the manual backup option to Google Drive.

If you do not see this option yet, do not worry as the manual backup option is still rolling out to Android devices. Even older Android operating systems like Android Marshmallow are seeing this new option, along with Droid Turbo. You might have to wait a few more days to see this option appear on your device.

Another great thing about this option is that you will be able to manually backup your data even when your Android device is charging. This is a huge benefit because if you need to backup data but your phone is about dead, now you can do that even while charging.

Manual Backup to Google Drive Latest Addition to Google Drive

Google has been adding quite a few different and new features to Google Drive over the past few months. Priority in Drive was recently added, which gave you suggestions on how to organize your data that was backed up. File searching was also improved in a recent Google Drive update, which made it much easier for you to find the files you need or want to access. This was a much-needed feature added because it helped increase your overall productivity when it came to file editing and organization.

You can get the new manual backup option for Google Drive right now if you would like to try it out for yourself. We want to know what you think of this new feature once you have tried it out for yourself. Do you think that Google should have added the manual backup option a long time ago?

Are you someone that uses Google Drive for all of your backup needs? What other Android apps do you use in order to backup and store your data? Do you prefer to use Google services and products on Android? What else would you like to see Google add to a future Google Drive update? If you have another backup option you like best, be sure to tell us about that in the comments below too.