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    One UI 6 Temporary Cloud Backup feature lets you store unlimited data for limited time

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    Last updated: May 6th, 2024 at 19:00 UTC+02:00

    The release of One UI 6.0 will mark the debut of a new cloud feature for Galaxy device users, Samsung confirmed moments ago. Called Temporary Cloud Backup, this new tool will allow users to store unlimited data on Samsung's cloud servers for 30 days at a time.

    Temporary Cloud Backup differs from — and doesn't replace — the existing Samsung Cloud backup and restore features in One UI 5.1.1 and earlier versions. The current solution lets users back up call logs, messages, contacts, settings, home screen settings, apps, and calendar and clock settings indefinitely. However, it does not allow users to back up other types of personal data, such as images, videos, personal documents, and more.

    Temporary Cloud Backup gives you 30 days of unlimited backup space on Samsung Cloud

    Although it works on the same fundamental cloud storage principles, the new Temporary Cloud Backup feature in One UI 6.0 is a component of Maintenance Mode — a tool Samsung introduced a year ago to give Galaxy device users peace of mind by restricting access when they leave their phones at a repair shop.

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    Similarly, Samsung's new Temporary Cloud Backup aims to give Galaxy device users more peace of mind by allowing them to back up all of their data for 30 days at a time, just in case they need to replace their phones or get them repaired. It should help them avoid losing photos, videos, or other data types.

    Users can then restore their personal data from Temporary Cloud Backup anytime they want within 30 days of the initial backup. Samsung will notify users 7 days prior to data deletion.

    What can and can't be backed up on Temporary Cloud Backup?

    One UI 6.0 users will be able to store unlimited data for 30 days through the Temporary Cloud Backup feature. The only restriction is that individual file sizes cannot exceed 100GB.

    If users back up a video greater than 100GB, it will be edited into smaller chunks and permanently saved as such. This action cannot be reverted.

    Users won't need a PC or external memory device, but they will be required to use their Samsung Account, for obvious reasons, and perform the backup and restores over Wi-Fi.

    There are 11 data types that can be backed up and restored through Temporary Cloud Backup:

    • Calls and contacts
    • Messages
    • Apps
    • Galaxy Wearable
    • Home screen
    • Secure Folder
    • Settings
    • Images
    • Videos
    • Audio
    • Documents and files

    There are also several types of data that cannot be backed up and restored through Temporary Cloud Backup, such as:

    • Read-only contacts
    • Emergency alert messages
    • Drafts and failed messages
    • Messages with iMessage effects
    • Chat history for KakaoTalk, WeChat, WhatsApp, LINE, and Viber
    • Samsung Notes locked notes
    • Samsung Health password-protected data
    • Samsung Kids apps and app data
    • Calendar events from synced accounts
    • Samsung Blockchain Keystore private key and recovery phase
    • Data that can't be transferred due to the app's policies
    • Apps that can't be transferred due to security or compatibility issues: Wallet
    • Home screen default wallpaper
    • Galaxy Themes wallpaper
    • Secure Folder locked content
    • Files on SD cards can't be backed up to Samsung Cloud

    When will Temporary Cloud Backup be available and how to use it?

    Samsung says Temporary Cloud Backup will be available in select markets for One UI 6.0 smartphones and tablets, starting with the Galaxy S and Z lineups in South Korea, but it seems to also be available in other countries, such as India. We were able to use it on a Galaxy S23 and a Galaxy Z Fold 5 that are running the beta version of Android 14/One UI 6.0, and it's likely that devices from other lineups already support it as well.

    Once your Galaxy smartphone or tablet gets One UI 6.0, you will be able to access Temporary Cloud Backup from the Device care » Maintenance mode menu in the device settings, where you can select the data you can back up. Depending on the backup size and your internet speed, the process can take up to an hour and possibly more, so you will want to make sure your device has sufficient charge before you start the backup.

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