Backing up data on your computer is easy enough, but it is not something that you always think of bothering with for your mobile. If you have an Android device, G Cloud can be used to backup all of the data from your cell or tablet. As you’ve probably guessed from the name, this is a cloud-based service which means that you are able to back up your data to online servers without the need to connect your device to your computer.

The range of things that can be backed up by the app is quite impressive. In addition to your photos, videos and music, you can also safeguard your SMS messages, contact list, call logs, documents and more. Everything that you choose to backup is secured with 256-bit AES encryption and there is no need to root your device unlike with some other similar backup tools. As has become increasingly common with desktop backup software, G Cloud offers support for file versioning.

You shouldn’t have to worry about the app eating into either your battery or data allowance as there are options that can be configured to put restrictions in place. You can set the app to only backup data when you are connected to a wireless network and only when your battery is charged above a particular level.

While the app is free, you are only provided with 1GB of storage space as standard. In many cases this may well be enough space, but should you find that you need more, you can upgrade to unlimited storage for $2.99 per month.

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An excellent way to protect your data in case your Android device should be lost, stolen or damaged,