Top 3 Ways to Backup Android Photos

Author:Jake | TIME:October 08,2017

Modern Android smartphones such as Samsung and Sony enable people to take photos and shoot videos in high quality. If you are a person who like to record beautiful things and memorable moments, you can make full use of the camera equipped to your Android phone. And because the photos are made in high definition, they can take up a lot of storage space on your Android phone. As the photos increase in your device, the phone storage shrinks and your device does not work as smoothly as before. Therefore, you may need to backup Android photos to free up space.


Even the pictures hasn’t eaten up your phone storage, it is suggested that you should make an Android photo backup. This is because accidents happen. You may delete some photos by mistake, or lose them all due to update, factory reset, virus attack, rooting and so on. This article offers 3 ways to backup photos on your Android phone.

Solution 1: Backup Images from Android to Dropbox

Solution 2: Backup Android Pictures with Google Photos

Solution 3: Backup Photos from Android to Computer

Solution 1: Backup Images from Android to Dropbox

Cloud-based platforms such as Dropbox can keep your data files safe. This cross-platform app lets you store pictures, videos, PDF, documents and other files in their server. You can easily download them to your device and share them with others. The only limitation of Dropbox is that it offers only 2GB free storage. Anyway, it is a good way to backup Android photos. You can follow below tutorials:

Step 1: Download & Install Dropbox

You can download the Dropbox app from Google Play and then install the app on your Android phone.


Step 2: Sign in Dropbox

Tap the Dropbox app icon to run the application on your Android. If you have a Dropbox account, just enter the email address and password to sign in. If you don’t have an account, tap the "Sign Up” button to create a new account. 

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Step 3: Upload Images to Dropbox

After you sign in, click into "Photos” panel. Hit the "TURN ON” button to start backing up images from Android device to Dropbox cloud storage. 

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Solution 2: Backup Android Pictures with Google Photos

Google Photos is another way to backup Android pictures. This app allows you to backup and manage pictures from your Android devices. It provides unlimited cloud storage so you don’t need to worry about the file size and quantity. You can start the Android photo backup by following below steps:

Step 1: Download and Install Google Photos 

You can also download the Google Photos app in Google Play store. After you download the app, install it on Android device.

Step 2: Run and Sign in the Photos

Run the Google Photos app in your Android phone. And in the main interface, open the menu at the left side. Click the "Sign in" button to log in with your Google account. Next, tap the "Settings" button and turn on "Backup & Sync" option. 

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Step 3: Choose Image Folders to Backup

Click into the "Choose folder to backup" interface and you will see all the folders that contain image files. Once you select the folders, Google Photos will start backing them up. You can go back to the main interface to view the backup images once the backup process is completed.

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Step 4 View Backup Pictures on Web

Open the Google Photos website and sign in with the Google account you used to back up the images. Then you can see all the images you transferred from Android to the app are shown in the web.



Solution 3: Backup Photos from Android to Computer

In addition to backing up photos to cloud platforms, you can also back them up to the computer. Below I will show you how to transfer photos from Android to Mac (Windows) computer by using cFone Android Data Transfer. This software enables you to backup not only photos but also videos, music, contacts, messages, apps and more to the computer. Download and install the app on your Mac or Windows PC and you can start the Android photo backup.

Step 1. Connect Android to Computer

Run Android Data Transfer on your computer and connect your Android device to the computer via USB cable. And you will need to enable USB debugging then. Once connected, click "Back Up Your Phone" in the primary window.

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Step 2. Choose the File Type

The file types that you can backup to your computer are displayed in the middle of the window. Now check “Photos” enabled.

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Step 3: Backup Android Photos to Mac

After you select the file type, click the "Start Transfer" button to start to transfer photos from Android to Mac. It takes a few minutes depending on the quantity of your files. 

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