How to turn Google Photos auto backup on Android and iOS

Google Photos

Google Photos is Google’s photo storage service that lets users store, view, share and edit photos or videos. You can either access or using the web interface or download mobile apps on your phone. One of the most notable features of Google Photos is the automatic backup of photos and videos. If you have the Google Photos app on your phone and enable automatic backup, all the photos and videos of your phone will be uploaded to Google Photos automatically from time to time.

Google Photos auto backup works fine on Android, iOS, and desktop. Most people are generally concerned about backing up photos of the phone. So, I am adding steps to enable Google Photos auto back on Android and iOS. Google Photos app has the same interface on both Android and iOS. So, I adding screenshots of the Google Photos Android app. The same steps should be followed on the Google Photos iOS app.

Also see: 10 Features Of Google Photos You Should Know

Turn on Google Photos auto back

  • Open the Google Photos app on your phone.
  • At the top right, tap your profile photo.
  • Select Photos settings and then Back up & sync.
  • Tap “Back up & sync” on or off.
turn on photos auto backup to Google Photos on Android and iOS

Google stores photos and videos in saver quality. It means your photos and videos will be compressed without losing quality. If you want a backup in Original quality, photos and videos will take much space. Starting June 1, 2021, Express quality backup is counted in Google Account storage.

Wrap Up

Now you know how to enable Google Photos auto back. It is a really helpful feature as it backups your photos and videos. In case you lose your phone or the phone isn’t turning on due to hardware failure, you will still have your photos safe on cloud storage. You can access your photos using your credentials on Google photos on any other phone or from web interface.


Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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