The Google One app lets you back up your phone and manage your Google account storage. • Back up the important things on your phone, like photos, contacts and messages using the 15 GB of storage that comes with a Google account. If you break, lose or upgrade your phone, you can have the peace of mind of knowing the stuff you care about is safe on the cloud. • See your storage across Google Drive, Gmail, Google Photos, and easily free up space within the app with the storage manager. Upgrade to a Google One membership to get even more: • Get as much storage as you need for your memories, projects and digital files. Choose the plan that works best for you. • Unlock enhanced Google Photos features like Magic Eraser, a new video HDR effect, and more. • Get extra security features like a VPN that encrypts your online activity and alerts if your personal information is found on the dark web. • Get exclusive access to Google experts for help with all of Google’s products and services. If you have a question or need assistance, our team of Google experts is just a tap away. • Share your storage with up to 5 additional people. This gives each person access to more storage from your plan, but not access to each other’s files.
If you are subscribing to Google One for the VPN, don’t. It’s not reliable. VPN is always disconnecting. I can be on any app, and it will notify me that there is no connection. The VPN icon at the top will suddenly appear and the connection restored. It’s extremely annoying. When I found out VPN was included with my subscription, I was thrilled. Now, it’s a terrible bonus. I’ve been using the VPN on all my devices and it’s the same everywhere. I’ve contacted Google Support. I did all the troubleshooting with them. Same issues. They were going to contact me to check if there were any improvements… they never reached out. While writing this review, the VPN has disconnected and reconnected 3 times. It’s trash.
With most recent version, I cannot stream to my Airplay speakers unless I disconnect the VPN. Please Google, restore local network access!!
The point of getting the VPN is null if the service refuses to work. I download and redownload and the only thing that happens is i get multiple notifications that the VPN cannot connect- meanwhile i’m left with no wifi OR LTE connectivity. I tried to talk to google support and they said to update the app…..when i’m downloading the app everyday to try again. the joke is on me for getting my hopes up that google would have this functioning.
Enabling vpn makes the wifi connection unstable. Sometimes it does not even switches to wifi from mobile data automatically. I have to restart phone or turn vpn on-off to connect to wifi.
When the VPN goes down, getting back on the Internet is so difficult that average users might not even be able to manage it on their own. First of all, the VPN goes down randomly and, rather than smoothly reconnecting, you have to manually turn it off and on again. Otherwise, your internet connection won't work. Compounding that, the setting to turn it off and on again in the app doesn't reliably appear. I've had the VPN settings option not even show up. Other times, it is there but when you click it, you get nothing but the incredibly unhelpful message "Something went wrong." No error code to look up or anything, making it virtually impossible to troubleshoot (and I tried, being as descriptive as I could with my searches; nothing useful came up). To finally turn it off (and get it to stop spamming notifications about the VPN being down) when that error happened, I had to find something in iOS Settings which was unintuitively hidden behind several clicks. (To be fair, some of that is Apple's fault. There are settings that you'd think would do what you want but don't.) Of course, that didn't fix the VPN itself. So I reinstalled the app and now the VPN option isn't even there anymore! It thinks I'm not subscribed, but I have a package that includes it and it still works on my Android phone. Oh, and Google One's VPN is below the industry standard to begin with because you can't choose which region to use. If you're getting it as a bonus in a package deal (like I am) or it's cheaper than other services, that might be fine to you but otherwise, get something else. Awful.
There is also a small suggestion, whether it can be divided into application proxy like Android.
Literally does not make any sense for the app to require internet to turn on and off the google one vpn locally on my phone.
Google VPN is causing internet not working
I recently noticed I was having trouble connecting to mobile data in areas that I normally have great service. The moment I remembered I was running this VPN and shut it off, I could do things like open Spotify playlists and have Google Maps correctly load over data. Unless I’m missing some important information regarding how to use the VPN portion of this service, it seems to really affect the quality of your mobile data coverage. I do appreciate it’s a free addition to what I was mainly using Google One for though, photo storage.