They say memories are best saved in pictures, how true? – but pictures are best saved in the cloud. Yes, in case you’re not aware, the Google free photo storage service is now available on iOS devices, therefore, users can now backup iPhone pictures on Google Photos.
This should be a piece of good news for users who have almost exhausted the free allotted space on iCloud and especially those who are likely to make a switch to an Android device in 2020 and beyond. And as a matter of fact, there is no service restriction to iOS users on Google Photos service.
How to Backup iPhone to Google Photos – The Guide
Step 1. To backup your pictures, the first thing to do is download and install the Google Photos app on your iPhone from the App Store.
Step 2. Launch the app on your phone and signup if you don’t have a Google account or sign-in with your already existing account.
Step 3. Now, you will see a pop-out prompt asking you to grant Google Photos access to your photo library, tap on ‘Ok’ to continue.
Step 4. Next, select if you want to get notifications or not. This is completely optional.
Step 5. At this point, you’ll be directed to Backup and Sync the photos on your device to the Google-hosted cloud. On this page, you’ll be offered two options as follows;
Firstly, to save to unlimited storage will require that your pictures are compressed. Although this may affect the quality of the pictures, Google promises to keep the quality of your pictures intact.
Secondly, to maintain the full resolution of your pictures. But, according to Google, this may count against the space allotted to you on the cloud.
Step 6. Once you’ve selected the option you’d like to backup & sync with, scroll down and tap on the Confirm tab.
Finally, you’re almost done with backing up your iPhone pictures on Google Photos. The rest of the process depends on the availability of a WiFi network on your device. However, you can choose to use a mobile data plan to finish up the backup and syncing process.
Also, it may interest you to note, that from time to time, Google will always be collecting photos from your device to save it on the cloud. This will continue as long as you are connected to the Google Photos storage service.