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How to Backup iPhone Photos to Google Drive?

Looking for the simple ways to backup iPhone photos to Google Drive? There are many ways to back up photos and if you’re using an iPhone you don’t have to be restricted to using only the apple cloud account called the iCloud. You can use Google Drive which is always a useful option; it allows you free up storage on your phone and having at least one back up of your photos. It safeguards against loss or theft of your iPhone.

You can use Google Drive to organize your photos into custom folders and sub-folders to create a bespoke storage platform. Google Drive also offers a free 15GB of storage compared to about to 2GB with Dropbox.

Backup iPhone Photos to Google Drive

  1. Go to App Store & download Google Drive App on your iPhone.
  2. Launch Google Drive app, then click the plus”+” icon in the upper right.
  3. Now on the screen that opens up, select “Upload Photo or Video” option.
  4. You’ll now be taken to your “Camera Roll”. Tap and select the ones that you wish to upload to Google Drive.
  5. Once done with the selection, click “Upload”. The photos will upload quickly.

Automatically Backup iPhone Photos to Google Drive

Automatically back up and sync your photos and videos from your iPhone & iPad to Google Drive with Auto Backup.

  1. Download the Google Drive App from the App store and launch it.
  2. Open Google Drive App and tap Menu.
  3. Go to Settings > Photos.
  4. Hit Auto Backup and turn it ON.


  • You can choose whether photo uploads and video uploads will occur over Wi-Fi or a cellular connection or over Wi-Fi only.
  • And you can select to perform full-size backups of your photos and videos.

Backup iPhone Photos to Google Drive using Google Drive for iOS

Google Drive app for iOS devices recently received a photo-centric update and a new auto-backup feature that allows you to backup iPhone photos to Google Drive cloud storage. If you want to auto backup your iPhone photos to Google Drive, then follow the steps below:

If you do not see the ‘Photos’ folder on your iOS device, it means that the feature is yet to roll out. This ‘Photos’ feature is useful for non-Google+ users. So if you are already using Google+ app for iOS, then you already have the ability to auto backup iOS photos via Google+.

  1. To turn on auto-backup in Google Drive, launch the settings and tap on the ‘Photos’ and then tap the toggle switch to turn the auto backup on.
  2. Now choose whether photo & video upload should start over Wi-Fi, or the mobile/cellular connection. And also select if you want the full-size backups of your photos and videos i.e. without compromising the image size or quality. The full-size backup option allows you to upload high-resolution photos and videos.
  3. Note that the high resolutions photos and videos acquire more space on your Google Drive than the standard resolution images.
  4. Another thing to consider is that you will not be able to auto-enhance images or tag faces like you do on Google+.


  • You can choose whether your photo (and video) uploads are done via Wi-Fi or a cellular connection. You can choose Wi-Fi only if you prefer.
  • You can also perform full-size backups of your photos.
  • If you already have photos stored on Google+ there is a photo folder that lets you view them.
  • And if this is the case then you probably already using Google+ for iOS then you already have the ability to back up your iPhone photos to a Google photo album.
  • But the Google Drive app for iOS gives you much more storage capacity and the ability to access your photos from anywhere via any device as long as it has a browser

253+ Reviews & Counting

Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!
Robert testimonialRobertonedrive
I started with the basic plan, went to premium and now on their platinum plan and it's more than worth the price for me. PicBackMan has saved me many tedious hours of effort moving many files between my various cloud and photo site services and my local computers.
Pausing Motion testimonialVladdropbox
I am very satisfied and surprised at the same time with Pic BackMan. The service is very good and useful. I used it to transfer my photos from Dropbox to my Flickr accound. I highly recomment it.
Dave testimonialDavesmugmug
PicBackMan was an answer to many a prayer. How can I get this MASSIVE collection of photos onto a service that cripples uploading? PicBackMan. I uploaded approximately 85,000 photos in less than a month. It would have taken me close to a year to get all of those photos where they needed to go. Nothing short of brilliant.
Barry Graham testimonialBarry Grahamflickr
Great tool for enduring your photos are always safely backed up. I backed up tens of thousands of photos and dozens of videos to Flickr in my 1st couple of months using PicBackMan. Would unreservedly recommend as it works seamlessly and copies your photos to Flickr in sets which reflect your folders.
Achal Gupta testimonialAchal Guptaflickr
This is a fantastic piece of software! I wanted to backup 100+ gigs worth of original sized photos to Flickr and after trying many many tools, PickBacMan was the one that finally worked. It worked flawlessly for 10 straight days uploading all my photos without a single error/ timeout/ crash. Absolutely amazing! I didn't try the other premium features but the ability to replicate stuff across multiple...