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Can I backup photos to Google Drive?

“I bought a new mobile phone, I stored a lot of important photos in my last Samsung mobile and I want to migrate the galley to the new mobile phone. As far as I know, I can implement this idea through Google Drive, but how can I backup gallery to Google Drive? Hope someone can help me answer this question. Thanks!”

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Benefits of backing up gallery to Google Drive

Google Drive is a free cloud storage service provided by Google and is liked by many users in the world. Using Google Drive, you can easily backup photos on Android, iPhone, and PC to prevent data loss or damage when these devices malfunction, stolen or damaged in a disaster.

Google Drive Logo

More importantly, if you are not a photographer or do not have high requirements for photo quality, Google Drive supports unlimited backup of high-quality photos. If you choose to back up original quality photos, Google Drive provides you with 15GB of storage space for free.

Besides, we have organized the following benefits of backing up files and galleries to Google Drive:

√Easy to use interface.

√Fantastic built-in image recognition technology.

√Clients for Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows.

√Store various types of files including videos, pdf files, presentations, and photos.

√Share photos and videos with your contacts.

√Access your documents from anywhere in the world.

If you can’t wait to backup gallery photos to Google Drive, you can continue reading to learn how to upload photos from Android, iPhone, and PC.

How to backup Android gallery to Google Drive?

Step 1. Navigate to the Photo Gallery of your Android device, then click the Send or Menu button on the screen. If you are using Samsung, click SHARE to continue.

Samsung Share Option

Step 2. Click Save to Drive to upload pictures or videos to Google Drive.

Save To Drive

Step 3. The backup progress will be displayed on the page, waiting for all photos to be uploaded to Google Cloud.

How to backup iPhone gallery to Google Drive?

Step 1. Open the Google Drive app on your iPhone and log in to your account.

Step 2. Click the folder icon in the lower right corner of the page. If you only back up some photos to Google Drive, you can continue to select the folder where you want to save the files.

iPhone Open Folder

Step 3. Click Create New (plus icon) at the bottom right of the screen and select Upload.

iPhone New Upload

Step 4. Click Photos and Videos at the bottom of the screen and tick the photos or gallery to upload. Finally, click UPLOAD in the upper right corner. Then it will start to backup photos to Google Drive on iPhone.

iPhone Upload

How to backup PC gallery to Google Drive?

Google Drive provides a web version and a desktop application, through which you can back up photos from your computer to Google Drive.

Way 1. Via Google Drive website

Step 1. Go to the Google Drive website and login into your account.

Step 2. Click My Drive on the taskbar, then choose Upload folder.

Upload Files To Google Drive

Step 3. Navigate to the Gallery or Pictures folder and click Upload to backup photos. If you back up an image file, you need to click Upload files> the file> Open.

Save To

Way 2. Via Google Drive app

Step 1. Download and install Google Backup and Sync on your computer, then launch the program and log in to your Google account.

Mac Sign In

Step 2. In the second step, you will be asked which folders to sync, and check the Photos Library, you may need to choose the Photo and video upload size. Under the Google Photos section, check Upload photos and videos to Google Photos. Finally, click NEXT to backup gallery to Google Photos.

Sync Photos Library

Step 3. In the last window, you can also check Sync My Drive to this computer to sync Google Drive files to PC, then click START to confirm.

Mac Start

Way 3. Via free cloud backup software

If you encounter situations such as Google Backup and Sync can't connect, you can switch to third-party software as an alternative, such as CBackup.

As a professional cloud backup product, CBackup allows users to use Google Drive as a backup destination, so you can use CBackup to back up any files from laptop to Google Drive, including photos, videos, etc.

Step 1. Download and install the CBackup client, sign up an account on CBackup to log in.

Sign In

Step 2. Navigate to My Storage > Add Cloud > select Google Drive > Add. Then follow the steps to sign in to your Google Drive account, and grant CBackup the right to access your Google Drive files.

Add Google Drive

Select Google Drive

Step 3. Then navigate to Backup Tasks > New Task to create a Google Drive backup task.

Create Task

Step 4. Press the Add Source button to select photos and videos on the gallery from PC to backup, and click Add Destination > Single Cloud > Next > Google Drive > OK.

Add Source

Select Destination Single Cloud

Step 5. Press the Start Backup button to backup PC gallery to Google Drive.

Start Backup Files to Google Drive

What if Google Drive has not enough backup space?

For users who need to store a large number of original quality photos, the free storage quota provided by Google Drive is very limited, and there may be other types of files that you need to backup to Google Drive such as videos. Therefore, you need more Google Drive space, it’s best to get it for free, or you can back up your files to a larger space.

Fortunately, there is a professional cloud backup manager called CBackup, which can help you in two ways.

CBackup Main Page

Way 1. Get unlimited storage on Google Drive for free

If you need unlimited online cloud backup space, the free cloud backup service - CBackup can help you. It has very useful features: combined with cloud storage, it can fully combine the available space in multiple Google Drive accounts for backup. And it allows you to add an unlimited number of cloud drive accounts, you can add your multiple Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive accounts.

Combine Cloud Storage

Way 2. Protect your files to a larger backup space

CBackup also provides a client version that allows you to save data in a larger backup space with a more professional backup method. This is a reliable PC cloud backup tool and very cost-effective, which can perform cloud backup with large storage space. It also provides automatic data recovery, allowing you to restore the files you need to your computer for continued use.

You can apply for an account and try this large backup space to protect your Windows PC data:

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In the end

You can learn how to backup gallery photos to Google Drive from different devices in this article, including Android, iOS, and PC. If you are worried that the free storage space provided by Google Drive is not enough to back up your photos, use CBackup to replace cloud storage services to back up your data to a larger space, or combine free space in multiple cloud drives with it.