How To Backup Photos to Google Photos on a SmartPhone or Tablet

Google Photos is an online photo storage service open to any Google account holder.

This guide explains how to use this free service to backup your photos and videos, and take advantage of the wide array of features offered through the platform.

What is Google Photos?

Google Photos is a free online service that allows Google account holders up to 15GB of free storage space. The platform provides a wide range of additional features in addition to storage, including the ability to edit photos using adjustment features and filters, to create slideshows, and to organize files into photo albums.

How to Back Up Photos from Your Android, iPad or iPhone

To upload photos from your device, follow these steps:

  • Download the¬†Google Photos App for your device

  • Install the App and when you first open the Google Photos app, you should be prompted about backup of photos and videos

    If you miss this, then this option can be accessed by going to Settings > Backup & Sync in the app

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