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Google will not wipe out your Android backup in 60 days

17 September 2017, 01:22 | Jodi Jackson

Google will not wipe out your Android backup in 60 days

Google will not wipe out your Android backup in 60 days

In case you miss to take any of these precautionary steps, Google will automatically delete all your Android backup.

A user on Reddit reported the issue yesterday on the site.

If you forget to check your Google Drive, then Google will remove your data without notifying you. 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 Reddit user - as reported by Android Police didn't use his device for a couple of months and that's when Google made a decision to delete his data from a drive. When you consider how much we all use our phones these days, our handsets contain a wealth of data - and it make sense to back it up. Unless, of course, those backups get deleted with nearly no warning, kind of like what Google will do for your Android device if you don't use it for a couple of months. 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 Google thinks you're not using your device, it seems to think that you no longer need the data you have backed up, and will delete it.


Example: "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.

With a little digging through Google's support pages he found a page called "Manage & restore your device backups in Google Drive".

According to Google, support for Google Drive on the PC and/or Mac will be ending on the 11th of December. 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. 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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