Photos help us recall memories of our joyous moments, and even the sad ones. Thus you’ll try to find any means to keep them safe – either by backing up onto another device and/or keeping copies in a cloud storage. Well, there is Google Photos – a place to back up photos and here is how to do it.
Google Photos is a cross-platform storage platform and one of the best places to back up your photos. There is a free app available for an Android phone or tablet, an iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows PC. The app that will back up all your snaps automatically.
Choosing the “High Quality” option as the upload size, you’ll have unlimited storage for your backups. But no need to worry much the app will automatically compress the size of any photos that are larger than 16MP.
Choosing the “Original” options for uploading, the photos will upload without the app compressing it. But this will also limit your Google account’s storage quota.
The size is 15GB for free accounts, but you can purchase more space if you need more.
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Back up to Google Photos from a phone or tablet
- First download the Google Photos app.
- For iOSyou can get it on App Store and for Android. On Google Play Store.
- Install and open the app.
- Tap the menu button (three horizontal bars).
- Select “Settings”, then tap “Backup and sync”.
- Turn backups on using the switch at the top.
Back up to Google Photos from a PC or Mac
- Download and install Google Backup and Sync.
- You then sign in with your Google account.
- Select your Pictures folder.
- Choose to upload photos in “High Quality” or “Original” quality.
- Check “Upload photos and videos to Google Photos”.
- If you want to sync your files, you can choose the option to sync files from Google Drive.
- Finally click ‘OK’ to begin backing up.