Samsung Electronics has unveiled a new feature termed “Temporary Cloud Backup,” aiming to streamline the process of safeguarding essential phone data. This offering helps users preserve their files, encompassing photos, videos, and other data, for 30 days.
Rolling out this fall, the global expansion of the “Temporary Cloud Backup” service by Samsung is anticipated to encompass various regions. The new feature provides a convenient data storage solution with a 100GB file size limit, catering to the needs of users operating Samsung devices running One UI 6.0 or higher.
The feature is designed to safeguard important files temporarily, particularly in scenarios like phone repairs. The data stored in this manner remains securely nestled in the cloud for up to 30 days from the initial backup, allowing users the flexibility to restore it as needed. However, it’s important to note that the data will be automatically deleted after the 30-day mark.
The feature operates independently of the Samsung Setup Wizard process, giving users flexibility and control over their data management.
The development places Samsung with Apple’s temporary iCloud storage, which grants users a 21-day window to transfer data, albeit extendable. Samsung’s initiative seeks to simplify the process of data transfer and device reset, reducing concerns about data preservation during such transitions.
Chiyoung Seo, VP & Head of Cloud Team, Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics, expressed his views in the official statement. “Temporary cloud backup provides a reliable and convenient way for users to back up and restore important information,” he said.
“This upgraded switching experience based on Samsung Cloud2 aims to provide peace of mind to Samsung Galaxy users that precious data will not be lost, thanks to the connected power of Galaxy’s ecosystem,” Chiyoung added.
Furthermore, Samsung’s Temporary Cloud Backup extends its support beyond the confines of Samsung’s proprietary apps and services. It embraces third-party applications with a comprehensive approach to data preservation.
The inception of the temporary backup feature can be traced back to January when Samsung initially introduced it as a part of the Maintenance Mode. It’s noteworthy that the feature was quietly tested, with limited publicized information as Samsung’s cautious approach to its deployment.
Now, the company is gradually expanding its availability to a wider user base, offering a practical solution for data security and management during device replacements and repairs.
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