One UI 6: Samsung Brings Free Unlimited Cloud Backup to All Galaxy Devices

Samsung is officially introducing Temporary Cloud Backup as part of One UI 6.0, which gives users 30 days to securely store an unlimited amount of data on Samsung’s cloud servers. This update will benefit owners of Galaxy devices. The purpose of this tool is to reassure and soothe Samsung Galaxy customers who may be concerned about losing their sensitive information, such as photos, movies, and documents. Samsung has made a statement that highlights its steadfast commitment to providing people with comprehensive and seamless experiences that make their lives easier.

What does the feature bring in?

Clients have the option to upload their data to Samsung Cloud Storage via their Samsung Accounts, where it is safely kept and constantly accessible for download. Although there is a 100GB limit on the size of individual files, the service is free and has no total storage limits. While utilizing a PC or any other external memory device is not required, data transmission needs Wi-Fi. Data retention lasts up to thirty days after the date of the user’s initial backup. Throughout this period, users will always be able to retrieve their data. Before the data is automatically deleted, users receive a reminder when their time limit is about to expire.

Enhanced security using Maintenance Mode:

When a user worries about losing their data in a variety of situations, including when getting their smartphone fixed, temporary cloud backup is the perfect solution. As a part of maintenance mode, Samsung now offers a temporary cloud backup. This feature helps to guarantee that private contents stored in the secure folder on a device, including personal data, may be safely backed up for retrieval in the event of repairs.

Additionally, by making device upgrades more straightforward, this function will lessen the anxiety associated with transferring between Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Users may safely backup their data before doing a complete reset on an outdated device, knowing that it can always be easily recovered. As part of the Setup Wizard, users setting up a new device for the first time can recover their data. They can always discover temporary cloud backup in maintenance mode or by using the reset option, so even if they ignore this step, they may easily and for free restore at any moment.

Data that can be packed up and restored by Temporary Cloud Backup:

Temporary Cloud Backup is a new feature in One UI that lets you store unlimited data for a limited time. This means that you can back up all of your important data, including calls and contacts, messages, apps, Galaxy Wearable data, home screen, Secure Folder, settings, images, videos, audio, and documents and files, without having to worry about storage limits.

The following data is not backed up during Temporary cloud backup:

  • Contacts
    • Read-only contacts
  • Messages
    • Urgent notification messages
    • Temporarily saved messages and messages that failed to send
    • Messages with IMessage effects
  • Applications
    • KakaoTalk, WeChat, Line, WhatsApp, Viber: Chat history
    • Samsung Notes: Locked notes
    • Samsung Health: Password-protected data
    • Kids Mode: Apps and app data
    • Calendar: Events in a synced account
    • Samsung Blockchain Keystore: Private keys and recovery phrases
    • Data that cannot be transferred according to app policy
    • Apps that cannot be transferred due to security or compatibility reasons
  • Home screen
    • Basic wallpapers
    • Galaxy Themes wallpapers
  • Secure Folder
    • Locked content
  • Files with single file size of 100GB or higher

Availability and Accessibility:

Users of the Galaxy S and Z series will be the only ones in South Korea to have access to Samsung’s temporary cloud backup at first. Some earlier Samsung flagship models are not included in the functionality, which is restricted to handsets running One UI 6. This debut comes before Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series launch, which is anticipated to take place in the first quarter of 2024. It works with smartphones running the beta version of Android 14/One UI 6.0, such as the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy Z Fold 5.

Find the Temporary cloud backup menu.

The following conditions must be met to use the Temporary cloud backup feature:

  • Android T OS (One UI 6) or higher
  • Samsung Cloud app or higher, Smart Switch app or highar installed
  • Lagged in to your Samsung account
  • Depending on the country and mobile carrier, some countries or models may not support
  • Samsung Cloud or may ont support some items.
  • The Temporary cloud backup feature is provided only on devices with TOS or higher. (The service will be expanded to more countries and devices sequentially)

Compatible with One UI 6 or later on Samsung Galaxy tablets and smartphones. Market, carrier, or model-specific factors may affect this feature’s availability. To utilize the capability of temporary cloud backup, users need to have a registered Samsung account. One may access Temporary Cloud Backup by going to either “Settings > Battery and Device Care > Maintenance Mode > Temporary Cloud Backup” or “Settings > General Management > Reset > Temporary Cloud Backup.”

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