How to automatically backup photos you take on your devices to your
Google Photos Account
If you have a gmail email you automatically have access to unlimited storage space on Google Photos to backup your pictures from your mobile phone, tablet and computer. This means that you never have to be worried about losing pictures you have taken as they will automatically be backed up to the cloud in photos.google.com. Here is how to do a basic set up.
1) You will need to know your Gmail password.
2) Install the Google Photos app onto your device
a) iPhone – download from Appstore
b) Android – download from Google Play store
3) Open the app on your device if you do not already have Gmail setup on your device it will ask you to log in with your Gmail account information. Go through the screens to get logged in.
4) Once you are logged in you should change a couple of settings in the app:
a) Tap the menu icon (top left of screen)
b) Tap Settings
c) Tap Backup & Sync
d) Tap Backup & Sync to turn on that feature so that your pictures will be automatically saved to the cloud.
e) Tap Upload size and choose High Quality. This will give you unlimited storage
f) Next is the option of whether to back up only when connected to WiFi or over your data plan. You probably only want to backup over WiFi because cellular will use up your data and may increase your phone plan cost. However, you need to make sure you are connected to WiFi at home so otherwise your pictures will be being backed up at all.
Now your photos you take on your devices will start to be uploaded to the Google Photos in the background. You don’t need to do anything.
To check that your photos are in fact in the cloud you can go to photos.google.com and login with the same Gmail account.