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How to Backup iPhone Photos Online?


iPhone is one of the best smartphone used by a number of people across the world. The phone offers some great tools and features along with a camera which is anytime better than any point and shoot camera. Almost everyone who has an iPhone loves to click pictures on the go. On an iPhone you can edit, share as well as backup photos to your desired online service. Many people take pictures with their iPhone but what they don’t do is, preserve them for future. Backing up pictures to an online account will allow you to preserve your memories so that it can be accessed even years after you took them.

Below is a list of such services where you can backup your iPhone photos for safekeeping.

Backup iPhone photos to Dropbox

It works brilliantly on all platforms i.e. Windows, Mac, Android, BlackBerry, iOS and Linux. Dropbox does have different pricing options. Their free service offers you 2GB of storage, whereas, every referral help you earn an additional 500MB per person, which goes up to 16GB.

Here’s how to backup iPhone photos to Dropbox

  1. Download and Install the free Dropbox application from the App Store.
  2. Sign up for an account if you haven’t done so yet (2GB account is free, pay for more)
  3. Launch Dropbox App on your iPhone and login to your account.
  4. At the “Camera Upload” screen, choose “Only Wi-Fi” (recommended) and then tap “Enable”, then tap “Allow” to provide Dropbox access to the camera roll to begin uploading photos.
  5. The initial backup process may be time-consuming. It depends on your connection speed as well as on the number of photos uploading. You can check the progress any time by going to the Photos tab.

Backup iPhone photos to Google Drive

Google Drive’s USP lies in ‘real-time online file collaboration’ that it brings through web apps. Google Drive’s fee version offers you 5GB of storage space and if you are looking for a larger storage, you can opt for their paid plans ranging from $2.49 per month for 25GB to $799.99 per month for 16TB of space.

Here’s how to 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 you “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.

Backup iPhone photos to Onedrive

Onedrive is a cloud service from Microsoft. It has been hosting people’s data since five years, It works on all platforms i.e. Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. Except Linux & Blackberry. Everyone who has a Microsoft account gets a Onedrive account. Every Onedrive account holder gets a 7GB free space.

Here’s how to backup iPhone photos to Onedrive

  1. Go to & sign in to your account. If you don’t have an account, then create one.
  2. If you have Onedrive app installed on your iPhone, launch it. Or else download it from the Apple App store.
  3. Click “Settings” button on the lower corner of the Onedrive app window.
  4. Select “Camera Backup” option. Your browser prompts you to allow Onedrive to access your photos, press OK to allow access.
  5. Move the slider button next to Camera Backup from left to right to turn it ON.

Backup iPhone photos to iCloud

iCloud is a cloud storage service provided by Apple Inc. It allows you to store photos, videos and other files and documents to your iCloud account. You can sync your emails, calendars, contacts, bookmarks, notes, reminders, to-do-lists, photos, videos and much more. Using ‘My Photo Stream’ feature, you can easily upload photos to iCloud which are taken on your iPhone. The photos you upload to My Photo Stream are stored in iCloud for 30 days.

Here’s how to backup iPhone photos to iCloud:

  1. Go to & sign in to your account. If you don’t have an account, then create one.
  2. Tap “Settings” on your iPhone.
  3. Select “iCloud” option.
  4. A “Storage & Backup” window opens up.
  5. Move the slider from left to right to turn ON “Back Up to iCloud”.
  6. Tap “Back Up Now” button to upload photos from iPhone to iCloud.
  7. This is how you can upload photos from iPhone to iCloud.

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