Backing up your photos to Google

Backing up our photos is more important today than it has ever been, most of us are reliant upon our mobiles keeping our photos safely stored. But it isn’t enough to only rely on our devices, it is important that we have cloud storage too. This gives us peace of mind should our devices be lost or broken, and ensures wherever we are in the world, we can access those photos anytime at our own leisure.

Android and iOS users can choose to use Google photos to store their most treasured snaps, and with Google now offering free unlimited storage of up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution, it’s no wonder more and more of us are making the switch. To ensure your photos are always backed up follow these steps for both iOS and Android devices.

Back them up: Open the Google photos app on your device and on the top left-hand side of the screen you will see three horizontal lines. Click on this and select settings, then select Backup and Sync, and ensure the Back up toggle is turned on.

Step One.

Google photos back up
  • Select the three horizontal lines on the top left hand corner in the google photos app.

Step Two.

  • Select settings from the left hand menu

Step Three

  • From the settings menu select Backup & sync

Step Four.

  • You will see a toggle alongside Backup & sync, ensure this is turned on as shown

You can also manage your storage options from here and buy more storage if needed. As mentioned above free unlimited storage is available for up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution. If you have important high-resolution photos you won’t want them resized by Google, and a payment option will be more suited to those needs, at only £7.99 per month for and 1 TB of storage, it’s a more than affordable option.

For most people though the free storage resolution is more than adequate for everyday photos.

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