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Backblaze Android FAQ

What files can I access?
Any file (up to 30 MB) that is backed up to your Backblaze account from your Mac or PC.


What version of Android do I need?
You’ll need Ice Cream Sandwich (4.03) or higher to run Backblaze Mobile for Android


Does the app back up the Android device?
No, it is an access app only. You can see and download your backed up files, but we do not currently upload any data from the mobile device. However, if your Android device is synced to your computer, Backblaze can backup all of the synced data from your computer


Can I download and view video files?
Yes, but the current size limit for individual files is 30MB.


Can I access multiple Backblaze accounts on my mobile device?
Yes, simply sign in to the Backblaze app using the desired Backblaze credentials.


Does the Android app work on tablets?
Yes, the Android app will work on most 7″ and 10″-screen tablets.


Is my password stored on the mobile device?
You decide. In the Backblaze Mobile settings, you can choose whether your login information will be stored or not. If you wish to save it, your Backblaze account email and password are stored encrypted on the device in the Backblaze application preferences. If not, the Backblaze password is not stored and must be entered each time you sign in to Backblaze using Backblaze Mobile. In either case, we recommend always having access to your device protected with a password.


How secure are my downloaded files on my Android device?
Like most apps, if you download a file using Backblaze, the file will be stored in your “Downloads” folder and can be accessed by other apps. You can delete downloaded content, and we advise you to do so if you do not wish them to be accessible by other apps or people.


If I have set an additional Passphrase on my Backblaze account, can I use Backblaze Mobile?
Yes, you’ll be asked to put in your passphrase once you select a computer that has passphrase protection enabled.


Is the communication between the app and the Backblaze servers secure?
Yes, all communication between the mobile device and Backblaze is done over HTTPS.

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