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How to make sure all your photos are backed up to Google Photos



How to make sure all your photos are backed up to Google Photos


Did you know that even if your app Google Photos is set to back up your photos automatically, won’t all of them be backed up? It’s true and a little annoying. It would be nice for Google to ask the user when opening the app for the first time, whether or not they want to backup specific albums. But instead it’s set by default only to the camera album, which is full of the images you’d like to back up anyway.

Fortunately, there is an easy way to make sure all your photos are backed up to your Google Photos account. However, after Google stops offering unlimited free storage, you may want to change these settings. As it will fill your cloud storage much faster. But there are still a few months left at this point.

How to make sure all your photos are backed up to Google Photos

First, open the Google Photos app on your smartphone.

Then locate the Library button from the bottom menu. And touch it.

Now tap on the Utilities icon. It will be in the center of the page.

Now tap on “Backup Device Folders”. It will be down in the “import” section.

Note– You may see a tab for this at the top of the page, tap “Device Folders” and it will take you to the same page.

From here, you will see several albums stored on your device. By default, it will automatically backup your camera album. But the others may not be uploaded.

For each one you want to upload, tap the cloud icon in the corner. If you don’t tap that icon, you’ll be taken to that album and can then tap the “Backup & Sync” button at the top.

Then repeat this for each album you want to upload.

Typically, I just upload the camera and screenshots. If you are using a Samsung smartphone, the screenshots are part of the camera album. Making it even easier.

And that’s all there is to it.