Old - 08/09/2018

How to backup photos on google

Google photos is here for you

Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google and it comes packed with some neat features. Some of the features offerd include:

  • Google Photos automatically categorizes your entire photo library for easy search.
  • You can upload an unlimited number of photos.
  • It can sort your photos based on faces, year, location etc.

How to back up photos in Google Photos: Computer

  1. Install Backup and sync, the Google Photos desktop uploader.
  2. Sign in with the Google Account you’ll be using for Google Photos.
  3. Select the option Back up photos and videos
  4. Select which folders you’d like to continuously back up to Google Photos.
  5. Select the photo and video upload size you’d prefer; High-quality(unlimited storage) or Original (15GB storage’).
  6. Select Start.

How to back up photos in Google Photos on Android

  1. Download Google Photos from the Google Play Store.
  2. Once installed, Google Photos will ask for permission to back up 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.
  3. If you want to back up photos so you can free up storage space on your phone, opening Google Photo’s “free up space” tab will let the app erase any images it’s backed up from your device to give you some more room.

Turn back up & sync on or off

Before you start, make sure you’re signed in.
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app .
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. At the top, tap Menu Menu.
  4. Select Settings and then Back up & sync.
  5. Tap “Back up & sync” on or off.

Things to keep in mind about this setting:

  • Changing backup settings will affect all apps that use Back up & sync, such as Google Drive.
  • If you have Back up & sync on, deleting the Google Photos app from your device will not turn it off. To turn off Back up & sync, follow the instructions above.

Check if your photos are backed up

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app .
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. Tap Photos Photos.
  4. At the top, you’ll see if your photos are backed up, or if it’s still waiting to back up.

Change your back up settings

  • Choose the Google Account to back up photos and videos: Under “Backup account”, tap the account name.
  • Change your upload size: Tap Upload size. Learn more about upload sizes
  • Back up device folders: Tap Back up device folders and select the folders you want to back up.
  • Back up on mobile data: If you don’t want to wait for Wi-Fi to back up your photos, under “Cellular data back up,” tap Photos or Videos. Charges from your service provider may apply if you upload using your mobile network.
  • Back up while roaming: Under “When to back up,” tap Roaming.

If your upload size is set to High quality, you get unlimited free storage. But if it’s set to Original, your backed up photos will count against your Google Photos storage. You get 15 GB of free storage for photos and videos that are stored exactly as you captured them.

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