How To Properly And Securely Backup Using Google Photos Easily

How To Properly And Securely Backup Using Google Photos Easily

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Do you want to backup your photos and even videos using Google Photos? Google Photos helps us easily backup our images and videos easily and securely. In this article, WikiDevices will be showing you how to properly backup using Google Photos.

Google Photos

Everyone has lots and lots of photos in their gallery. And these photos might be something important to you. It could be a funny picture, pictures of your loved ones, fun times with your friends, graphic designs, photo edits, maybe even your baby pictures. Some pictures might even be useless.

But the thing is, you can’t get rid of it and you can’t always have it on your phone either. That’s where Google Photos comes in.

Google Photos is a photo storage and sharing service made by Google. It comes as an app or as a website. It can not only store photos but videos as well.

There are actually lots of other storage apps and services out there Dropbox, Amazon, and Microsoft but Google Photos comes with lots of perks. See other replacements HERE.

Features of Google Photos

Google Photos features

Google Photos can store virtually any type of image or video file that’s readable by your phone, has unlimited space but will be reduced to 15GB in June 2021, share and edit images as well as videos.

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Also comes with facial recognition to help for searches in your photos and AI web image search. It also automatically keeps a backup of your photos and videos.

Today, WikiDevices will be showing you how to properly backup using Google Photos.

How to Backup Using Google Photos

To do this, first make sure the images or videos are currently on your phone. Then open up the Google Photos app. You should be logged into your Gmail account already and if you aren’t go ahead and login.

Google Photos Account image

Also check out our guide on how to create a Gmail account for your business for free.

Now, click on the image at the top right corner of the app which should be your Gmail profile picture. Doing that should open up a panel of different options.

Google Photos Settings

Scroll down and select the Photos Settings option. That should open up a page of different settings. Then go ahead and click on the Backup and sync option.

Google Photos backup and sync

This is where you can set up anything related to backup on Google Photos like switching on the backup, choosing the backup size, using mobile data to backup and also selecting the device folders to backup.

Google Photos backup

First, you have to activate the backup to enable Google Photos to start the backup process. Then you scroll down and select the Backup device folders option.

Google Photos Backup Folders

Now, you can select the folders which are on your phone to back up by flipping the switch beside it.

Google Photos Backup folders

You can always choose to leave everything on or decide to choose specific folders to back up.

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Now, Goole Photos knows what to backup but doesn’t know when to backup. So go back to the backup and sync settings and click on mobile data usage.

Google Photos Mobile Data Usage

You can now decide if you want Google Photos to automatically backup photos or videos or both using your mobile data or only wifi. Switch it off if you want it to backup only using wifi.

And you can always download your backed up images or videos back to your phone by opening up the image, clicking on the three(3) dots at the top right corner of the image and clicking on download.

Download Backed up Images

And that’s basically it on how to properly and securely backup your photos and videos using Google Photos easily. You might also want to check out our guide on how to stop automatic backup on Google Photos and also reduce the backup size easily.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here some frequently asked questions on how to backup using Google Photos. Have any other question? leave your question in the comment section.

Where Do My Backed Up Photos Go?

Well, your backed up photos and videos are securely stored on your Google drive and can be seen when you open up your Google Photos app just as long as you have data connection at the moment.

How Many Photos Can I Backup?

Google has unlimited space for photos so you can backup as many photos as you want but Google  will be reducing it to 15GB in June 2021. You can always buy more space if you want.

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Will I lose my photos if I uninstall Google Photos?

Uninstalling Google Photos will not delete your backed up images. Once you install it again and sign in, all your photos will be brought back. Also check out our guide on how to sign in to your Gmail account using your fingerprint.

Do photos stay on Google photos if deleted from phone?

Deleting a backed up photo from your phone will not delete it from Google Photos. Google will keep your photos as long as your account is still active unless you delete the image from Google Photos itself.

We hope this article helped you automatically backup using Google Photos.

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  1. Baby girl😍

    Nice write up

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