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Using Google Photos to backup your Photos in iOS

To backup your photos, you need to use the Google Photos App.  To set up automatic photos and video backup, launch the Google Photos App and follow these instructions:

  1. At the top left, tap Menu
  2. Select Settings > Back up & sync.
  3. Switch on

If you see a message asking to allow the app to access your photos:

  1. Open the iOS settings app > tap Privacy > Photos.
  2. Switch Google Photos on.


You can read more about the Photos Backup and Sync here:

https://support.google.com/photos/answer/6193313?co=GENIE.Platform%3DiOS&hl=en

You will not be able to save iMovies that are in progress.  You must export the iMovie as a finished project to the Camera Roll for it to be backed up to Google Photos.

After Google Photos is setup, while connected to a WiFi network, launch Google Photos and it will automatically backup any new photos.  This is a good way to always make sure your photos are automatically backed up. Remember to launch Google Photos on a regular basis.

The process of setting up Google Photos is illustrated below:

 

Using Google Photos to backup Photos

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