Samsung Galaxy enthusiasts, there’s some exciting news on the horizon! Samsung is rolling out a brand-new feature of Samsung’s New Cloud Storage, A Temporary Cloud Backup, which offers an intriguing proposal: unlimited cloud storage. But like all things that seem too good to be true, there’s a slight catch.
Samsung’s New Cloud Storage A Temporary Haven for Your Data
In a move designed to attract more users to its cloud platform, Samsung is offering the ability to store and transfer an unlimited amount of data, but there’s a twist – it’s only for 30 days. The name gives it away – Temporary Cloud Backup is designed for short-term storage solutions.
Imagine snapping those incredible vacation photos or recording videos of a memorable event and needing a quick, secure space to store them temporarily. This new service caters precisely to such needs. However, users need to be mindful; Samsung will send out a reminder a week before your 30-day limit reaches its end. After the 30 days, say goodbye to your data, as it will vanish into the digital void.
How Does This Compare to the Existing Offer?
Currently, Samsung offers a steady 15GB of cloud storage for each user account, which is restricted to native content. In contrast, the new Temporary Cloud Backup is more generous. Not only does it support third-party apps, but users can also backup photos, videos, audio files, and documents without the need for a PC or any external memory device. It’s all about convenience and flexibility.
As seen in the image above, accessing this feature is a breeze. It’s nestled comfortably under the General Management section in the settings menu and within the Maintenance Mode tool.
If you’ve ever faced the anguish of a lost or damaged phone, you know the value of backup. Temporary Cloud Backup is perfect for those moments when your phone is away for repair or even when you fear it might have been stolen. Galaxy users can now have peace of mind, knowing their crucial data is safe. Additionally, the feature is immensely helpful for users looking to do a full reset or those switching phones.
For new Galaxy phone owners, Samsung gives you the choice of setting up this feature right away or delaying it for a more convenient time.
Reading the Fine Print
As promising as it sounds, a few caveats come with this offer:
- While storage is unlimited, individual files have a cap of 100GB.
- A Wi-Fi connection is mandatory for transferring content.
- This feature is exclusive to Galaxy devices operating on One UI 6, which, intriguingly, hasn’t been officially released yet.
While Samsung has announced that Temporary Cloud Backup will debut in South Korea this fall, beginning with the Galaxy S and Z series, the international release date remains a mystery.
Samsung’s Temporary Cloud Backup feature offers a unique solution to the ever-present problem of data storage, especially in our age of digital abundance. Although it’s a short-term solution, it’s an intriguing and innovative one. As always, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for any updates on the global release and will ensure you’re the first to know.