What should be the proper way to backup photos from iPhone. iCloud do not have much storage for it, any apps is recommended to use for backup photos? I heard a lot of users use Google Photos for backup photos, is that reliable?
Google Photos lets you store unlimited photos in high quality on their servers, just by downloading the Google Photos app. The app works great, and I've found it to be reliable. It gets 5 stars in the iOS App Store (which is really quite an achievement) and has nice extra features in the
Assistant section, like auto-making videos from your photos/videos. Once your photos and videos are backed up to Google Photos, you can view them on phones, tablets, and computers, just by signing in to your account.
You can also spend $1 a month to purchase 50 gigabytes of iCloud storage, and turning on iCloud Photo Library lets you back up all of your photos similarly (though I've found this to be slightly less reliable than Google's solution).
Read more about backing up your photos with this New York Times article.
Three options come to mind:
- You can use iCloud to backup to iCloud Photo Library. Just go to settings, photos, and switch on iCloud Photo Library.
- If you would like to backup to iTunes, just plug in your phone, open the photos app and click "import images". This will back them up to your Mac.
- Lastly, you could just back up your iPhone. Doing a full backup would backup photos as well as everything else. This could get some complications though, for example if you wanted to restore from a different backup and wanted ONLY the photos from this backup. You can do it, but it's better to just use the photos app.