Google Photos and Amazon Photos – Are your phone’s photos safe? These are 2 free services to backup your complete photo collection on your phone. Each app has a “catch”.
Google promises to backup for free, an unlimited number of pictures and short videos on your phones, tablets and computers with great searching and sharing features once they are online. Their “catch” is that they compress your photos to take up less space. For the most part you wouldn’t see the difference, but if it bothers you, for $36 a year for 200 GB, you can backup the exact copies. If you are using a Google phone, it would be free. https://www.google.com/photos/about/
Amazon offers the same free service without compressing the photos and it can automatically backup your iPhone or Android phone photos. The catch is that it is part of Amazon Prime for $119 a year.
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Using the browser as mentioned above is one way to store your files – simply by dragging and clicking. Another option however is to use Google’s free Backup and Sync desktop app, Once installed, you will have a fairly easy setup. By default, the desktop app will select your Documents and Pictures folders, plus whatever files and folders are sitting on your desktop.