G Cloud Backup Review (with 10% Off Coupon)

G Cloud Backup is an app that can backup all your Android’s data.  Unlike many other backup apps, it uploads your data encrypted to the cloud.  It was developed by Genie9 corporation, and it uses the same cloud storage that powers Zoolz for PC.  This makes G Cloud Backup ideal for automatic, effortless backups that are also secure.


G Cloud Backup app

  • Easily backs up contacts, photos, videos, music, documents, and more
  • 1GB free space
  • Secure; data stored encrypted


  • 1GB space fills up quickly

The Bottom Line

G Cloud Backup provides effortless, automatic backups for Android devices.  However, the 1GB of free space isn’t enough for average users.

Free vs Unlimited Plan

Free Plan

  • 1GB storage space
  • Earn up to 10GB free
  • Ad supported

Unlimited Plan

  • $23.88/year $21.49/year with coupon code BACKUP10  Redeem here and enter it on the “Add to cart” page.
  • Unlimited storage
  • Premium support
  • No ads

Using G Cloud Backup

I was impressed with the G Cloud interface; it’s very easy to setup a new backup job.  Installing the app and signing up for an account took less than a minute.  Once I selected the data I wanted to backup, the app quickly backed up my data to the cloud.

The main screen shows you how much space you’ve used, when your last backup was, etc.

G Cloud Backup home screen

The G Cloud Backup main screen.

One feature I really liked was the Android notifications.  G Cloud Backup will notify you when your backup runs, so you never have to worry “when was my last backup?”  It will also display other notifications, such as when space is full.

C Cloud Backup notifications

Android notifications in G Cloud Backup.

The free plan comes with 1GB of storage space.  If your selection exceeds your available space, you’ll be warned to upgrade or earn more free space.

The default schedule is to run backups:

  • Daily
  • and when connected to WiFi
  • and when battery level is above 25%

If all the above conditions aren’t met, backups won’t run!  However, you can change the settings to your liking.  G Cloud Backup is very customizable in that sense.


Backup Multiple Devices

You’re able to backup as many devices as you want under a single account (including the free plan).  Each device is listed separately under your account, so you can narrow down each file you want to restore.

Find My Android

G Cloud Backup is able to locate your lost Android device using the tracking service on their website.


The app encrypts all your data using 256-bit AES encryption, so only you can view your files.

Earn Up to 10GB Free

G Cloud Backup lets you earn more space by completing various tasks, such as referring friends.  You can also buy an extra 1GB of space for a one time fee of $0.99, or 4GB for $2.99 (both last for the lifetime of the account).

More Space?  Go Unlimited

G Cloud Backup offers an unlimited storage upgrade for $1.99/month.  The unlimited plan also removes the ads, and offers premium support.

Cloud Gallery

You can browse your backed up photos right from the app.


If there’s one complaint I have about G Cloud Backup it’s that 1GB really isn’t enough free space.  Since most phones hold many gigabytes of data, it’s just not enough for backing up music and video collections.  It makes upgrading to the unlimited plan practically a requirement, unless you’re just backing up a small amount of photos.

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Buy G Cloud Backup and start backing up your Android today.

Geoff Akerlund

Geoff Akerlund

Geoff Akerlund is the founder and editor-in-chief of BackupReview.com. He is a cloud fanatic and regularly reviews online backup services. He believes backups should be easy, affordable, and automatic.

Geoff Akerlund


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  • Chris

    Thank you, love it, the best backup App for android in the market

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  • coolmac76

    I use this app on a daily basis. For what it’s worth (FREE), it’s actually pretty good. I replaced my Samsung Galaxy SII with the new Samsung Galaxy S4 a few months back. I installed this app and just downloaded all of my backed up pics, videos, texts and call logs (no need to download contacts since they’re backed up by Google Gmail) onto my new phone. It did the job. Just make sure you’re on your wifi for faster downloading (and not to use up any of your data plan). By the way, if you want to give it a try, download and install the app and use the following code to get an extra 200MB of free storage space: ZFY6ME. By default, you get 1GB of free space. With this code you’ll start off with 1.2GB of free space.

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    • Thanks for your thoughts, and for letting others use your referral code to gain space for free accounts.

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  • crlinder

    Does the phone have to be rooted for all of the features to work? If so, what features will work with an unrooted phone?

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    • Nope, it all works unrooted.

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  • Deitus

    This is a great app. Think how bad you’d feel if you lost everything. I have friends who have and they range from inconvenience when you have to get ahold of contact numbers again to devastation when you lose photos of children that are irreplacable. It’s simple to use for even novice users, there really isn’t any reason not to give it a try. Feel free to use my referral code for a free 200MB of storage 7GGMHM

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  • Bob

    Get instant 200MB extra GCloud storage with this code: 3B2ZKL

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  • Theodore Chrysopoulos

    While registering for the first time you can use this working referral code Z4QOW9 and you will gain 200MB extra disk space for ever – The people writing here that you will get 8GB disk space are liars! After you register with g cloud you can earn yourself easily up to 9GB more disk space! – recommended app that will save you a lot of time and precious data if you are unlucky!

    So use code Z4QOW9 while sign up

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    • I’m not sure who here is a liar. I specifically mention users can get up to 10GB of free space by referring others.

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  • Laura Sandström

    Here is some free space. Use this code to get it Z4QOW9

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