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"You have to manually save your SMSs if you want to keep them, many apps still don't use Android backup and their settings wipe every time...but the apps that do back up are restored painlessly, which is always a relief during the process".

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.

With Google Drive and online backup for all your data, we've been pretty happy to shift from Hard disks and pen drives to online storage solutions. However, upon checking the Google Drive backup folder, this user discovered their old Android phone's back up was gone, and that's because it was deleted due to lack of activity on the backed up device.

Now You: Do you back up your Android devices? How? There's no option to store the Android backups in Google Drive space the user has/pays for, meaning you must do not forget to use your device every couple of weeks or risk having an expiration date applied.

Did you know - Google can automatically delete Android backup for devices that have been left unused for two months?

Sandusky's son pleads guilty to child sex abuse allegations
After that incident came to light, a girl came forward and told authorities Jeffrey had asked her for oral sex in 2013. The elder Sandusky was convicted in 2012 of 45 counts of child sexual abuseand sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison.

According to the Google's official policy, a user's Android backup is marked for "expiration" if its servers detect that it has not been used for two weeks.

Your backup will remain as long as you use your device. For instance: "Expires in 54 days".

The only real issue here is that Google didn't notify Tanglebrook about the upcoming removal of their Android backup and essentially prevented them from preventing the disaster from happening, and let's be real, who would remember that their Android backup is next in line for extermination after using another phone for a couple of weeks?

Tanglebrook was also paying for 100GB space in Google Drive.

If you keep an active device with the same account logged in as on your previous inactive device, then all your data remains there, unharmed and safe.

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