You can back up your photos and videos in your Android device to Google photos by following this quick and easy guide.

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Back up your photos and videos to Google photos.

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On Google Photos, you can upload new photos and videos from your device. It allows you to upload, view, edit, save and create new videos, animations and more. You can automatically backup and sync your photos and videos when you take them. For Android phones, you can also limit the usage of data during the automatic upload of photos and videos.

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How to turn back up and sync on or off on Android device

Step 1: Open the Google Photos app on your Android phone or tablet.

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Step 2: Now, sign in to your Google account.

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Step 3: At the top right, tap your account profile photo or initial.

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Step 4: Choose ‘photos settings’ and select ‘back up & sync’.

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Step 5: Tap on ‘back up & sync’ to turn on or off.

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Important things to remember:

  • All applications that use back up & sync will get affected when you change backup settings.
  • If back up & sync is on, then deleting the Google Photos application from your device will not turn it off.
  • If you want to turn off back up & sync, you need to follow the instructions above.

How to change your back up settings on an Android device

  • Select the Google account to back up photos and videos: Below ‘backup account’, tap the account name.
  • Change your upload size: Tap ‘upload size’ to change your upload size.
  • Back up device folders: Tap on back up device folders and then choose the folders you want to back up.
  • Back up on mobile data: If you do not have access to Wi-Fi to back up your videos, then tap ‘videos’ under ‘cellular data usage’.
  • If you upload using your mobile network, charges from your service provider may apply.
  • Back up while roaming: In Photos, open ‘settings’ and tap on ‘back up & sync’, then choose ‘cell data usage’ and turn on back up while roaming.
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(Source: Google Photos help)

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