[Android] Securely back up all of your photos, videos, contacts, messages, and more using G Cloud Backup

One of the coolest things about Android is its deeply integrated synchronization with Google. All of your settings, contacts, and emails are instantly uploaded to secure servers off in Googleville, USA, where they’re safely stored in case you need to access them to either download onto a new device or use on a computer. However, there are certain things that simply aren’t backed up, and they’re some of the most important things on your device: your text messages are as good as gone if you have to replace your phone, and if you don’t use Google+ and Google Play Music, all of your music, videos, and photos will be lost. Don’t lose your precious data! Back it up safely and securely with G Cloud Backup.

According to G Cloud Backup’s developers, a device is lost every three seconds in New York. This means all of the family photos–all of the irreplaceable photos of the device’s owner’s kids–are lost for good, unless he or she had a decent cloud backup in place. G Cloud Backup is the kind of cloud that you can rely on: it gives you 1GB of free backup space or 10GB for $0.99/mo, and is capable of backing up messages, contacts, documents, photos, and more. Since it uses Amazon’s S3 Cloud Storage along with SSL AES-256 encryption, the servers and your data are virtually guaranteed to be safe and secure on the internet.

Many people have limited data plans, and G Cloud Backup reflects that. You can set it to only back up over WiFi, or even only when charging. And if you lose your device, there’s no worry: just re-download the app and restore it directly to your new device. There’s no need for any web interface or complicated configuration.

G Cloud Backup is a very nice backup suite. It’s got nearly all of the backup bases covered, allowing you to easily backup and restore messages, contacts, photos, and more with just a few taps. It’s also fairly cheap, considering most devices only have around 16GB of storage, meaning you can back up more than half of everything on your device for only $24 over the course of your two-year contract. It’s cheap, backs up everything dear to your heart, and is a perfect complement to Google’s automatic cloud syncing.

Price: 1GB free or 10GB for $0.99/mo

Version discovered: v1.0.8

Requires: Android 2.2+

Download size: 1.5MB

G Cloud Backup on Play Store

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