Manage your backups easily with the latest Google Drive update

Google Drive Poster

Google Drive has been keeping backups of the data on your devices since Android Marshmallow introduced Auto Backup for Apps. Now its making it easier to find them.

A new update to the Google Drive application and Web Interface adds a handy Backups section to the sidebar. Open it and you can see which of your devices have backups and which apps are being stored within them. From there you’ll be able to delete any unwanted or outdated backups, and keep an eye on how much data is being kept.

Untitled drawing

 

If you’re not seeing anything in the folder, you’ll need to turn on backups. Head over to your phone’s Settings, tap Backup and reset, then Backup, and toggle the Back up to Google Drive switch (your interface might be a bit different depending on your phone model).

The update is currently rolling out to devices, so go check the Play Store for the latest version.

Backups on Android are a perennial work in progress, and while this is a subtle change for sure, it keeps hope alive that Google is committed to developing a clear, simple backup system for Android. And maybe one day we’ll be able to restore our entire Android system when we switch to a new device.

A recent update to the Google Drive app, Google Sheets, has introduced New iterative calculation settings and more.

Iterative%2Bcalc%2Bsettings

To prevent the errors that sometimes plague complex calculations, today we’re launching a new setting in Sheets on the web (File > Spreadsheet settings > Calculation > Iterative calculation) that allows you to set the maximum number of times a calculation with a circular reference can take place. In addition, you can specify a “convergence threshold,” and when results from successive calculations differ by less than that threshold value, the calculations will stop (even if the maximum number of calculations has yet to be reached).

Over the course of the week, additional improvements will be added to Sheets on the web and Android devices. First, the Sheets Android app UI will be updated to make it easier for users with right-to-left language settings to read and navigate. Second, a possibility to search the menus in Sheets on the web will be added, much like you can in Google Docs and Slides.

Menu%2Bsearch%2B1
Search the menus from the Help menu
Menu%2Bsearch%2B2
Search the menus while in Compact Controls mode

Stay tuned for more Google Tips & News!

provided-by-exeo

Don’t forget to Subscribe (On the Sidebar)

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Reach out

Re-Architect

This methodology requires the most effort to implement but it results in the most optimised recurring cost and will provide the best scalability for apps. This involves re-adapting the code of applications and the heavy use of SAAS solutions in order to replace existing hosted applications.

Re-Platform

This method utilizes the power of  PAAS services, like transferring a database to an as-a-service model,  the use of containers for some apps or the use of network/security functions as a service. Greater scalability and lower cost of operation is achieved.

Re-Host (Lift & Shift)

the migration of workloads from  to the cloud without changing the architecture. Machines get to keep their  OS and apps. This is the quickest and easy way to migrate, but since its  utilising IAAS, its is also the most expensive on the long term.