Using Google Photos Backup are an absolute life-saver when migrating to another device or if you need to free up storage on your phone. All too often, smartphone users store every precious photo and video but never back them up.
Not only does this cause issues if your phone has an issue, but it can also take several hours to transfer all of your photos from one device to another. Read more on this article to learn on how you can backup your photos right away.
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Google Photos Backup
That’s where Google Photos steps in, making the task of backing up your photo library *relatively* painless. Whether you’re concerned about losing your photos, preparing to get a new device, or trying to free up some precious space on your phone, Google Photos is one of the best cloud services for this.
Google Photos Backup and Sync
Now that you’ve gone through the backup process, you’re probably ready to move on with a reset of your device or to start deleting photos. It’s a good idea to check that everything is saved securely in Google Photos before making any changes.
Google Photos can be a little tricky because it may show your images in the app, but they may not have been saved just yet. To verify that all of your photos are stored, do this:
- Open the Google Photos app and tap on the profile icon in the upper right-hand corner.
- In the menu that appears, you will see how many images that have yet to back up.
- If this number is zero, then everything on your device is saved in Google Photos.
And if this menu shows that some photos have yet to backup, make sure you’re connected to WIFI and wait a little longer.
Computer Google Photos Backup
Follow the steps below to backup your photos to Google on your computer:
- Install Backup and sync, the Google Photos desktop uploader.
- Sign in with the Google Account you’ll be using for Google Photos.
- Select the option Back up photos and videos.
- Then select which folders you’d like to continuously back up to Google Photos.
- Select the photo and video upload size you’d prefer; High-quality (unlimited storage) or Original (15GB storage’).
- And select Start.
That’s all. Easy right, now let’s get to Android mobile backup process.
Android Google Photos Backup
Here is how you can backup your photos to Google on your Android mobile:
- Download Google Photos from the Google Play Store. Pixel device users should have it as standard.
- Once installed, Google Photos will ask for permission to Backup your various folders online.
- Pick which folders on your phone you’d like it to have access to and then it automatically backs them up.
If you want to back up photos so you can free up storage space on your phone, you can select the Google Photo’s Free up space tab. This will let the app erase any images it’s backed up from your device to give you some more room.
iPhone Google Photos Backup
Follow the steps below to backup photos on your iOS device:
- Go to your App Store.
- Enter the keyword Google Photos.
- Download the app to your device.
- Tap on the app and sign in to your google account.
- Then select all the photos and tap on the three horizontal dot at the top right.
- And select backup.
This may take a while, but the backup will be completed after a while.
How to Add a Photo to Your Favorites Folder Using Google Photos
If you have a photo in Google Photos that is one of your favorites, you can tap the Star icon above it to easily put it in your Favorites folder. When you open Google Photos, tap on the folder and you can show everyone the pictures you love most without scrolling to look for them.
How do I Retrieve My Pictures From Google Photos?
Once everything is backed up, accessing your photos is easy. All you need to do is open the Google Photos app and sign in using the same Gmail account everything is saved to.
Once logged in you should see all of your photos in the Google Photos Backup app. Tap on a photo or album and select the share icon to send the photos to another person or save it somewhere else.
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