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How to Backup Photos to Google Photos?

Photos, Photos, Everywhere!

Yes, the desire for taking photographs is increasing day by day. And, the need to stay updated on social media platforms has gone far beyond our reach.

You’ll be soon flooded with photos scattered all over the places, even before you realize. Where do we keep or backup all these photos now? Do you want to keep as is and lose them all when space runs out or your phone gets corrupted? No, we don’t think so.

Today, the popularity of cloud storage services are rapidly increasing and widely storing our digital files, photos, and videos safely and securely.

Google Photos is one of the greatest platforms to backup and save all the possible digital pictures you ever have. No matter from which device you take or on which social media you upload, you can put all your images here. Here, let’s explore more on what is Google Photos and how to backup photos to Google photos.

What is Google Photos?

It is a photo storage device developed by Google. The best thing about Google Photos that have the users drooling over is its unlimited free storage of photos and videos in ‘High Quality’.

Here, you can automatically backup and sync your photos up to the resolution of 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p.

Other impressive features of Google photos are:

  1. Easy photos and videos upload
  2. Automatic photo organization
  3. Search for anything:
    • People: Recognizes similar faces and groups
    • Places: Uses geotagging to determine geographic landmarks
    • Things: For subject matter such as birthdays, cats, food, and so on
  4. Detect duplicate photos
  5. Image Editing
  6. Slideshow
  7. Share photos with friends
  8. Quickly downloads photos and videos

It isn’t over yet! Google Photos has an ‘Assistant’ tab which lets you:

  • Make a new Album
  • Create Animations
  • Create Movie
  • Make a Collage

Furthermore, if you want to upload your photos in ‘Original Quality’ without compressing them to the restricted resolution, you can link Photos to Google Drive and back up the photos there. Remember that the Original Quality won’t get the privilege of unlimited free storage and will take up the free space of Google Drive.

How to Backup Photos to Google Photos?

We have listed down the process depending on, from where you want to back up your photos.

Backup Photos from Android to Google Photos

  • Firstly, open the Google Photos app on your Android phone or tablet.
  • Sign in with your Google account.
  • At the top right section of the screen, you’ll see a ‘Cloud’ icon.
  • Tap on it to ‘Backup & Sync’ your photos.
  • You can click on the same button to turn it off.
  • Unless you turn it off manually, the Backup & Sync will still be on even when you uninstall the app.

Backup Photos from Computer to Google Photos

  • In your computer browser, go to
  • You’ll get options to select Mac OS X or Windows Installer.
  • Now, download the Google Photo Desktop Uploader. Install the app and sign in to your Google account.
  • There will be a pop-up window to choose backup sources, it shows your list of folders to upload.
  • Here, you can even add a folder to select from an external storage location.
  • Set the ‘Photo size’ to ‘High quality’ and click on the ‘Start backup’ button.
  • It will automatically upload all your pictures and videos, and the newly added ones too.

Backup Photos from iCloud to Google Photos

  • Google Photos works on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch running iOS 9 or later.
  • The first thing you need to do is open the Google Photos iOS app on your device.
  • You’ll see a button with 3 horizontal lines in the top left corner of the app screen.
  • Tap that button and choose ‘Settings’.
  • In the settings, select the ‘Back up & Sync’ option, and choose the ‘ON’ position.
  • Now, the app will ask the permission to allow access to your photos and videos for back up purposes.
  • Go to the iOS ‘Settings’ and select ‘Privacy’.
  • Here, click on ‘Photos’ and turn ‘Google Photos’ to the ‘ON’ position.

Backup Facebook Photos to Google Photos

  • Log in to your Facebook account and go to ‘Settings’, there you’ll see a link to download all your Facebook data.
  • Click on this link and it will create a .zip file. Once it finishes, you’ll get an email.
  • Unzip this zip file and it will create multiple folders.
  • Now, you just drag and drop the folder called ‘Photos’ into Google Photos and it will automatically get synced.

So, avoid wasting time in worrying about saving your pictures. Google Photos is indeed one of the best platforms to backup all your photos.

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!!
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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...