How to transfer android photos to pc or back them up in the cloud android central

You are using an Android phone, meaning you have a Google account. And every Google account comes with Google Photos and free photo and video backups for an unlimited number of 16MB photos and 1080p video. If you want to backup your videos and photos at their original quality, then your photos and videos count against your Google Drive storage limit. If you own a Google Pixel phone, congrats! You’ve got free backups at original quality.

Google Photos is perhaps the best service Google offers today, simply because of how easy and intuitive it is to use. You can set your photo and video backups to run automatically under certain conditions, such as when connected to Wi-Fi.


Best of all, because Google Photos is made for sharing, by backing up your photos and videos to Google Photos, they’re already ready to be shared over social media or email.

If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, then did you know you’ve been paying for a photo backup service along with your two-day shipping and streaming video library? Prime Photos includes free photo and video backups for the Prime subscriber and up to 5 family members, who each get their own personal Prime Photos library and access to a shared ‘Family Vault’. This service isn’t quite as polished as Google Photos, but it’s well worth a look considering it’s included with your Prime subscription, and it does automatic backups just as easily as Google Photos.

Additionally, if you’re an Amazon Echo Show or Echo Spot, these devices can display photos of your family and travels from your Prime Photos, so you might want to use Prime Photos just to diversify the photos it displays. So download the Prime Photos app and let’s get started. How to set up automatic backups in Prime Photos

There are a nearly endless number of cloud storage services out there, from Google Drive to Dropbox to Microsoft OneDrive to Amazon Drive to Apple iCloud to Box and beyond. Each allows you to upload photos, videos band any kind of document you want, which makes them ideal for backing up your photos. Matter of fact, Google Photos uploads are added to Google Drive by default.

Each service has their own upload or backup mechanism, so instead, I’ll show you how you can upload your entire photo library to any cloud storage service using a cloud-enabled file explorer like Solid Explorer. How to manually back up photos to a cloud storage service using a file manager

You may not want your photos stored on a server somewhere. You might want to keep things on your own machine and in your own hands. That’s perfectly fine. We can still kick it old school by plugging our phones into our personal computers and backing up via USB. This is a manual process, meaning you’ll need to remind yourself to do this every now and again so you don’t lose recent pictures. How to manually back up your photos to a computer using USB

Whether you sing Google Photo’s praises, use Dropbox to safeguard your photos, or kick it old-school by plugging your phone in to transfer your pictures to your computer, the result should be the same: your photos are backed up somewhere safe should your phone malfunction or flat-out die. And while some methods are certainly easier than others, any amount of trouble is worth it to avoid losing pictures that are truly irreplaceable, like weddings, or the video of your daughter’s first steps, or those blackmail pictures that are keeping you gainfully employed.