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Google deletes Android backups after a couple months of inactivity

17 September 2017, 01:22 | Patty Hardy

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Android Backups Will Be Deleted If You Don’t Use Your Phone

Next time you are temporarily switching devices and platforms, do keep in mind to use the account with an Android device again before its expiration data to avoid losing apps and backup data. However, Reddit user Tanglebrook found that's certainly not the case.

Google's default backup will best serve the average users' needs, but there are caveats to it, just like with any other backup solution, according to experts.

According to Reddit user Tanglebrook, there also is no option available to use paid Google Drive storage to maintain older backups either.

Android devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher can backup and restore apps, call history, device settings, contacts, calendar, SMS (Pixel only), and Photos and Videos (Pixel only).

Double click on the backup you want to delete.

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Google Drive is an wonderful data backup tool for Android devices, which also facilitates an easy switch to another Android device. 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, and most importantly, no option to use the 100gb of my Drive storage to keep my fucking backup.

If you delete a backup, you can not get it back. For instance: "Expires in 54 days".

All the Android data you store on Google Drive and leave unused gets an expiration date and is finally deleted by Google after 2 months.

So if you head away on vacation for a couple of weeks, leaving your phone at home, by the time you return from your time away, Google has already started the countdown to deleting your data. It is true that the data deleted is permanently wiped off and never accessible, there is a scenario where your data is unharmed.

A lot of us frequent phone changers have gotten used to keeping backups on Google Drive due to its convenience. However, it will be of concern for some Android users who've stored back-ups on old devices and switched to iOS.

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