Backup Photos to Google Drive and Protect Your Great Memory

Posted by @Ivy

November 10, 2017

Photos are full of the wonderful moment of your life. Protect it, or you will lose your great memory. One of the best ways is to backup photos to Google Drive.

In our daily life, the majority of people will take photos, especially on an important day. And all of the photos are full of the wonderful moment which you want to treasure as among the very best. To prevent losing your great memory, you need a safer way. One of the best ways is to backup your photos to Google Drive. But why Google Drive?

Compared with other devices, Google Drive is much safer and can reduce the risk of data loss. Once you backup data using corresponding software released by Google or other company, it will automatically backup to the web-based Google Drive. And you can access your Google Drive only if there is a network. Also, there is no risk of data loss owing to Hard Drive Failure, System Crash, etc.

                                              Google Drive

How to auto backup photos to Google Drive from Android?

To avoid losing your great memory, you need to backup it to a safer place. Google Drive is one of the best choices for you.

Before you backup photos, you need to do the following things first.

1. Create a Google Account.

2. Download Google Photos or Google Drive on your Android Phone.

Using Google Photos

Step 1: Open Google Photos app on your Android Phone.

Step 2: Click Menu at the top left corner.

Step 3: Click Setting to summon the next window.

Step 4: Click buttonat the right side of Google Drive, and then click Photos to upload your photos.

It's very useful. But you may feel upset by a feature namedauto collage creation.  This feature cannot differentiate photos which have been edited and which have not. At last, there are 3 to 4 of the same photos.

If you want to restore deleted photos, you can navigate to Google Photos app > Menu > Trash, then touch the photos you want to restore and select Restore at the top right corner. And it will be restored to your Google Photos library and added back into any albums it was in.

Using Google Drive app

Step 1:Turn on Wi-Fi of your phone or cellular connection.

Step 2: Open your Google Drive.

Step 3: Tap the Plus icon at the corner, and then you will see a new window.

Step 4: Click Upload to add photos.

Step 5: Add photos from Android phone, and then tap Done after you select all the photos you want to automatically upload to Google Drive. At last, wait for the final result.

Google Drive can help you upoad files. But you may feel upset by its uploading and downloading speed. When a large amount of people upload and download photos at the same time,the speed will slow down.

Using Android Backup Service

Step 1: Go to Settings. This is the gear-shaped icon on your Android phone. It offers you the ability to backup your data with Android Backup service. This is especially useful if you need to erase the data on your current one.

Step 2: Go to Personal. This will allow you to manage and review your personal info, privacy settings and account history settings.

Step 3: Choose Backup and Reset

Step 4: Tick the Checkbox of Back up my data and enable automatic backup.

Using file sync software: AOMEI Backupper

If you feel upset by auto collage creation,  uploading and downloading speed of Google Drive or just want to enjoy more advanced features, you can try file sync software AOMEI Backupper. It gives you the choice to select the edited photos to sync. Also, it can sync your photos in a very short time.  What's more, this software is free. And you can enjoy more features, including Sync folder to network drive, file synchronization during shutdown, Sync files between Windows Server, etc.

Step 1: Connect your Android phone using the USB cable.

Step 2: Download AOMEI Backupper, install and launch it.

Step 3: Click Backup and File Sync to summon the next window.

File Sync

Step 4: Add photos from the Android phone.You can click Add Folder > Browse > Computer subsequently, then find your Android Phone and select photos from it.

Select Photos from Android

Step 5: Choose Google Drive as the destination path.You can the drop-down menu at the right side of Step 2, then tap on Select a cloud drive on the File Sync window and click Google Drive to choose a destination path you like.

Select Google Drive

Step 6:Click Start Sync to finish the last step.

 

Other things you need to know

After you backup your photos to Google Drive, you may want to check if your photos are backed up or manage the backed photos.

Detailed steps are below:

Check if your photos are backed up

Step 1: Open the Google Photos app.

Step 2: Tap Photos. You will find this at the bottom

Step 3: Photos that are not backed up will have an icon, which looks like a cloud, struck diagonally.

Find and manage the backed up photos

Step 1: Open Google Drive app.

Step 2: Tap Menu at the top left corner.

Step 3: Tap Backups and choose any backup you want to manage at the next window.

Conclusion

Backing up photos to Google Drive is one of the best ways to protect your photos. And it reduces the risk of losing your great memory with these photos. You can choose a way you like from above. And I prefer the last one. It can sync files in a very short time. And  it offers various choices. You can backup your photos on various storage devices like Android phone, USB Flash hard drive, NAS, etc. Also, you can save your photos to various storage devices including Could storage device like Google Drive, OneDrive, NAS, Internal hard drive, etc. And you can restoreyour photos when something bad happens to your Android phone.

Select one or more ways and try it for yourself.