Acronis True Image 2021 is available as a subscription and a perpetual license.
Subscriptions can be of 3 different editions:
- Acronis True Image 2021 Essential
- Acronis True Image 2021 Advanced
- Acronis True Image 2021 Premium.
Acronis True Image 2021 Standard and Acronis True Image 2021 Upgrade are perpetual licenses. Upgrade licenses require a license of a previous version during the activation.
All types are available as 1, 3 and 5 machines licenses. Each license can be used for installing Acronis True Image on Windows or Mac.
Each license allows installing Acronis True Image on any combination of PCs and Macs within the limit of machines allowed by the license; e.g a 3 machines license allows any of the following combinations:
- running Acronis True Image on 3 PCs
- running Acronis True Image on 3 Macs
- running Acronis True Image on 1 PC and 2 Macs
- running Acronis True Image on 2 PCs and 1 Mac
Acronis True Image Licenses
|Amount of protected machines||Acronis True Image Essential (Subscription)||Acronis True Image Advanced (subscription)||Acronis True Image Premium (subscription)||Acronis True Image 2021 Standard (perpetual) *|
|1 machine license||1 computer (Windows or Mac) + unlimited number of mobile devices (iOS, Android), valid for 1 year||1 computer (Windows or Mac) + unlimited number of mobile devices (iOS, Android), valid for 1 year||1 computer (Windows or Mac) + unlimited number of mobile devices (iOS, Android), valid for 1 year||1 computer (Windows or Mac) + unlimited number of mobile devices (iOS, Android), unlimited in time|
|3 machines license||3 computers (Windows or Mac) + unlimited number of mobile devices (iOS, Android), valid for 1 year||3 computers (Windows or Mac) + unlimited number of mobile devices (iOS, Android), valid for 1 year||3 computers (Windows or Mac) + unlimited number of mobile devices (iOS, Android), valid for 1 year||3 computers (Windows or Mac) + unlimited number of mobile devices (iOS, Android), unlimited in time|
|5 machines license||5 computers (Windows or Mac) + unlimited number of mobile devices (iOS, Android), valid for 1 year||5 computers (Windows or Mac) + unlimited number of mobile devices (iOS, Android), valid for 1 year||5 computers (Windows or Mac) + unlimited number of mobile devices (iOS, Android), valid for 1 year||5 computers (Windows or Mac) + unlimited number of mobile devices (iOS, Android), unlimited in time|
* Not available in Acronis online store starting from March 2, 2021.
Standard license is unlimited in time. Annual subscription means your license is limited for 1 year. You can renew your subscription and continue using the product.
After your Acronis True Image subscription expires, all product functionality will be blocked until further subscription renewal, however, the backed up data is still accessible:
- For 5 days after the subscription expires, you can continue making backups, including backups to Acronis Cloud storage (for Advanced and Premium subscriptions)
- Within 30 days after the subscription expires you can restore data from Cloud Storage. Thirty days after subscription expiration the data in Acronis Cloud storage is destroyed.
- Local backups remain available for restore.
For more information about subscription renewal please see Acronis True Image 2021: Licensing and Upgrade FAQ
Mobile device is a device running iOS or Android. A tablet running Windows operating system is considered a computer.
Acronis True Image licensing applies to the number of PC/Mac machines you use the software on. If multiple operating systems are installed on the same machine (multi-boot system), one license is required for that machine, regardless of the number of disks and operating systems. Backup sources and destinations, as well as the number of backup plans, backup data, versions of backups are not limited by the license: for each protected machine you can create as many backup plans as you need, of any supported backup type. The only exception is Acronis Cloud destination: the used storage space in Acronis Cloud should be within the storage quota defined by the license.
Acronis Cloud Storage
Acronis True Image Advanced and Premium subscriptions include Acronis Cloud storage. By purchasing Acronis True Image Advanced subscription, you get 500GB Acronis Cloud storage quota. Acronis True Image Premium subscription has 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 5TB quotas. Having Acronis Cloud storage unlocks additional features like storing your backups and archived data in Acronis Cloud and accessing and sharing this data from anywhere anytime.
For Premium edition, you can increase Acronis Cloud subscription to one of the above quotas.
The quota is shared among all the machines registered in the account.
The license is based on the purchased subscription term for the specified number of machines (physical or virtual), with no restrictions on the number of mobile devices. Acronis True Image Advanced or Premium license comes with a limited amount of Acronis Cloud storage; additional Acronis Cloud Storage can be purchased by switching to a higher storage quota. Each end-user licensee may utilize no more than five (5) copies of these products at any given time.
|Feature||Acronis True Image Essential||Acronis True Image Advanced||Acronis True Image Premium||Acronis True Image Standard *|
|Windows support (including Windows 10)||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Mobile operating systems (iOS, Android) support||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Entire Computer backup to local storage||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Disk backup to local storage||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Files/folders backup to local storage||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Backing up mobile devices to local storage||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Acronis Cloud storage||NO||YES||YES||NO|
|Entire Computer backup to Acronis Cloud||NO||YES||YES||NO|
|Disk backup to Acronis Cloud||NO||YES||YES||NO|
|Files/folders backup to Acronis Cloud||NO||YES||YES||NO|
|Backing up mobile devices to Acronis Cloud||NO||YES||YES||NO|
|Dual protection (replicating backups to Acronis Cloud)||NO||YES||YES||NO|
|Remote backup (start backup from online dashboard)||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Automatic scheduled archive cleanup||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Various backup options||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Recovery of the entire machine, disks or files and folders||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Recovery of mobile device data||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Recovery to new hardware||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Recovery to dissimilar hardware||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|File search in backups||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Acronis Notary - Blockchain technology ensures that data is unchanged and authentic||NO||NO||YES||NO|
|ASign - allows electronic signatures to be added to a document||NO||NO||YES||NO|
|Acronis Active Protection - protection from ransomware threats||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Local synchronization (synchronization with other computer with installed Acronis True Image 2017 or newer over local network)||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Cloud synchronization (synchronization with Acronis Cloud)||NO||YES||YES||NO|
|Local archiving (archiving to local storage)||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Cloud archiving (archiving to Acronis Cloud)||NO||YES||YES||NO|
|Try & Decide||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Centralized monitoring and remote devices management||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Acronis Secure Zone||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Web Restore - access to backed up or archived information from anywhere and any device (when using backup/archiving to Acronis Cloud)||NO||YES||YES||NO|
|Protection against illicit cryptominers (Windows only)||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|On-demand antivirus, antimalware scan||30-day trial||YES||YES||30-day trial|
|Real-time antivirus, antimalware protection||30-day trial||YES||YES||30-day trial|
|Protection against malicious websites||30-day trial||YES||YES||30-day trial|
* Not available in Acronis online store starting from March 2, 2021.
Which products can be upgraded to Acronis True Image 2021?
If you currently have an active subscription, a new version build will be available to download for free in your account after release. The new version will be active until your current subscription expiration date.
If you need to purchase a subscription for additional computers, refer to this article.
If you have an older version of Acronis True Image (perpetual), check the upgrade table below to learn what license you can purchase to upgrade to the latest version.
How much does it cost?
See the prices here.
Need help assigning a license?
If you experience an issue when activating your license, check these articles:
- "You've exceeded the maximum number of activations for this serial number"
- "The serial number is registered to another account"
- "You have conflicting subscriptions"
Effective January 1, 2022, Acronis products are available only as subscription-based licenses.