How to Upload Photos from iPhone to Google Photos

Personally, Google Photos is my favorite cloud photo storage service because it allows us to sync unlimited photos and videos for free.

Using the Google Photos app on iPhone or iPad is super easy. With a few steps, you can safely upload all photos and videos from your device in the cloud. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Download the Google Photos app from the App Store. Open it and log-in using your Google account.

Step 2: When the app asks to access your photo library, tap OK.

Step 3: Now you can choose to upload photos and videos manually or automatically by toggling the “Back up & Sync” function.

How To upload photos from iPhone to Google Photos

There are two options: “High quality” and “Original”. Choosing “High quality” will reduce file size but it keeps photos at great visual quality and gives you unlimited space for all of your pictures.

If you have a large number of photos and videos like me, it may take quite a bit of time to get your files.

If you don’t want Google Photos to automatically upload your entire photo library, you can change it anytime in Settings. Tap “Menu” on the top search bar > Select “Settings” > “Back up & sync”. Tap “back up & sync” off to turn it off.

To manually upload your photos, tap and hold on a photo to start selecting photos and videos, then select the photos or videos you wish to upload. Once done, tap the three dots in the upper corner, and select “Back up”. The photos will upload.

To know if a photo is backed up or not, just notice if there is a sync icon located at the bottom-right corner of the photo. If there is, then it hasn’t uploaded in the cloud yet and you can back up it.

That’s how you can transfer photos from your iPhone to Google Photos. If you’ve got any questions (or if there’s something you’re dying for Google Photos to add), I’d love to hear about all of it in the comments.


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