Written by Tanja Google Workplace
One of the greatest features that Google Drive offers, is the opportunity for iOS users to store and backup photos. Basically, it is the same as iCloud but better, since now Google Drive gives users the option to start with 15 GB free storage space.
Note: If you want to transfer a lot of photos, you should do it via Wi-Fi because if you try to upload them via your regular data plan, it will cost you more and the process will be slow compared to uploading via wi-fi.
So, if this is something you want to try out at some point, keep on reading. We’ll walk you through the steps on how to upload photos to Google Drive from your iPhone.
And that is all. After selecting the photos, just tap on the ‘Upload' button that is on the top right corner of your screen and your images will be uploaded to Google Drive as wanted.
You can also upload photos from your iPhone automatically and for this you need to use Google Drive backup and sync service. If you practice this option, your photos and videos will be saved to your Google Photos library. Also, anything that you change and edit to those photos or videos will be also synced on every device you open.
Follow these steps to enable the backup and sync service on your iPhone:
Those were the steps for the Google Photos app and now you also need to adjust your iPhone Settings. Follow these steps to do so.
A thing to Note: In both ways, whether manually or automatically, you don’t have to allow any configuration. If the backup and sync services are disabled, your photos will be automatically synchronized.
There is a way to check if the upload of your photos was successful or not. Follow these simple steps to learn how you can do that:
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