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
- Go to App Store & download Google Drive App on your iPhone.
- Launch Google Drive app, then click the plus”+” icon in the upper right.
- Now on the screen that opens up, select “Upload Photo or Video” option.
- You’ll now be taken to your “Camera Roll”. Tap and select the ones that you wish to upload to Google Drive.
- 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.
- Download the Google Drive App from the App store and launch it.
- Open Google Drive App and tap Menu.
- Go to Settings > Photos.
- 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+.
- 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.
- 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.
- Note that the high resolutions photos and videos acquire more space on your Google Drive than the standard resolution images.
- 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