How to Backup Amazon Cloud Drive Photos to OneDrive on Android?

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How to Backup Amazon Cloud Drive Photos to OneDrive on Android?

Backing up photos from Amazon Cloud Drive to OneDrive on your Android device ensures that you have multiple copies of your important memories stored safely in the cloud. With more and more photos being taken on phones, having a backup in a separate cloud storage service gives peace of mind that your photos are protected if anything happens to your phone or the Amazon Cloud Drive service.

This guide will walk through the steps to easily back up all your Amazon Cloud Drive photos to OneDrive using your Android device. We'll cover how to connect OneDrive, how to transfer photos between the two cloud services, tips for managing your backup, and steps for automating future backups. Follow along below to get started securing your priceless photos in multiple cloud locations.


Before backing up your Amazon Cloud Drive photos, make sure you have:

  • An Android device
  • The Amazon Photos app installed
  • The OneDrive app installed
  • An Amazon Cloud Drive account with photos you want to back up
  • A OneDrive account with storage space for your photos

Connect OneDrive to Your Android Device

The first step is to connect your OneDrive account to your Android device:

  1. Open the OneDrive app on your device.
  2. Tap the profile icon in the top-right.
  3. Select "Add account".
  4. Enter your Microsoft account email and password.
  5. Tap "Sign in" to connect OneDrive.

Once connected, you can access all your OneDrive folders and start backing up photos.

Find Amazon Cloud Drive Photos to Back Up

Now it's time to browse and select the Amazon Cloud Drive photos you want to back up:

  1. Open the Amazon Photos app.
  2. Navigate to the photos or albums you want to back up. This may be your entire library or just selected albums.
  3. Tap the menu icon (3 bars) and select "Export". This will allow you to export your chosen photos out of Amazon Cloud Drive.

Select OneDrive as the Export Destination

With your photos selected in the Amazon Photos app, you can choose OneDrive to receive them:

  1. In the export screen, tap "Export to Other Apps".
  2. Select the OneDrive app.
  3. Pick which OneDrive folder you want to save the exported photos into. A good option is to create a new folder just for your Amazon Cloud Drive backups.
  4. Tap "Export" and your photos will start transferring over to OneDrive.
  5. The export progress will display in notifications. Tap to view details.

Once complete, your selected photos from Amazon Cloud Drive will be safely stored in your OneDrive account!

Tips for Managing Your Backups

Here are some tips for effectively managing your Amazon Cloud Drive to OneDrive photo backups:

  • Back up in batches - Don't try to transfer your entire library at once. Export in smaller batches for faster transfers.
  • Use albums - Organize your Amazon Cloud Drive photos into albums and transfer album by album.
  • Create OneDrive folders - Make new OneDrive folders to store backups from different times and sources.
  • Delete old backups - Remove transferred photos from OneDrive if you need to clear storage space. The originals remain in Amazon Cloud Drive.
  • Add to an existing folder - If you already store photos in OneDrive, export Amazon Cloud Drive albums directly into your existing folders.

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Automate Future Backups

Manually exporting your Amazon Cloud Drive photos to OneDrive works well for an initial backup. But you'll want to automate the process to schedule ongoing incremental backups:

  1. Download and install an automation app like Tasker or IFTTT
  2. Set up an automated task to export Amazon Cloud Drive photos to OneDrive on a schedule, like daily or weekly.
  3. Configure which albums or folders to export each time.
  4. Test your automated backup and tweak as needed.
  5. Now your Amazon Cloud Drive photos will back up to OneDrive automatically!

Automating your Amazon Cloud Drive to OneDrive photo backups gives you peace of mind that your memories are always saved in multiple cloud locations.


Backing up your irreplaceable mobile photos from Amazon Cloud Drive to OneDrive is one of the best ways to keep them safe and redundant. Follow this guide to get set up with an automated backup solution that takes the stress out of protecting your memories. With Amazon Cloud Drive and OneDrive working together, you can rest assured knowing your photos are securely stored in multiple cloud locations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some common questions about backing up Amazon Cloud Drive photos to OneDrive on Android:

Does the backup transfer my original photo quality?

Yes, OneDrive will store the full original quality of your photos uploaded from Amazon Cloud Drive. The export does not compress or resize your photos.

Can I back up my Amazon Cloud Drive videos too?

Unfortunately, the export to OneDrive option only supports photos at this time. Videos can only be downloaded directly to your Android device storage.

What happens if I run out of OneDrive storage space?

If your OneDrive account hits its storage limit during a backup, the transfer will stop. You'll need to either delete files in OneDrive to free up space or upgrade to a larger OneDrive storage plan.

Will my OneDrive backups sync to other devices?

Yes! One of the benefits of backing up to OneDrive is that it will automatically sync your copied photos across any PCs or devices also connected to the same OneDrive account.

Can I set up an ongoing scheduled backup?

Definitely. The best way is to use an automation app like Tasker or IFTTT to regularly export new Amazon Cloud Drive photos into your OneDrive backup folder on autopilot.

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