For people who routinely generate or receive files on mobile, this means you’ll now be able to copy them directly to the safety of your go-to Backblaze B2 account, without delay and without needing to go through intermediary software. For media and entertainment pros who shoot raw footage on powerful smart devices like the iPhone 12 Pro, for example, this function can ease the process of sharing and protecting data in situations when you’re away from on-set storage options.
And in case you missed the last release, Backblaze Mobile already allows iOS and Android users to preview and download content through the app.
How It Works
Here’s how to use the new upload feature after you’ve logged into the iOS or Android app:
- Navigate to your preferred upload destination in your B2 Cloud Storage buckets.
- Tap the upload button and then choose desired files from your built-in Files or Photos applications.
- You can select multiple files for upload when permitted by the platform.
- Note that the iOS 13 and 14 Photo picker and Files applications may allow only one file selection at a time.
- Let the magic happen! A status bar will reflect the upload status, from queued to uploading to complete.
- You can cancel queued and in-progress uploads.
- In the event of an upload failure due to connection loss or timeout, automatic reattempts will be made; if this does not result in success, you’ll be alerted and presented the option to attempt upload again.
First-time mobile uploaders will see a notice that uploads to Backblaze B2 are free, yet there may be charges associated with the storage. If the mobile app detects that you’re not connected to a Wi-Fi network, a notice that cellular data charges may apply will appear along with the options to upload or cancel; you can disable this alert via the Settings screen.