Backups are incredibly critical for the majority of our devices particularly our portable ones. Cellphones and tablets are vulnerable against robbery and human error, (for example, abandoning it at an open place or dropping it on the walkway). So I just have one question…Are your photos and files backed up? No? Not sure? Read on to learn how to backup your device.

Backup My Device

Be like these people and back up your phone!

“How do I backup my device?”

There are many options out there such as Dropbox and OneDrive. However, I think the two easiest are the ones built into Apple iOS and Android OS. You can find instructions for both here:

If you already have Dropbox or OneDrive, you can automatically backup your photos to those services.

One feature of Google Photos I want to highlight is “Free Up Space”. You may have seen the commercial recently. Its an awesome feature because, with one touch of your finger, it can free up space on your phone by removing photos it has already backed up. Give it a shot with the instructions below:

  • Android:
    • Make sure your photos and videos have been backed up. (Items that are not backed up will have this icon .)
    • Open the Google Photos app .
    • At the top left, tap Menu  , then Settings.
    • Tap FREE UP SPACE and follow the instructions.
  • Apple iOS:
    • Make sure your photos and videos have been backed up. (Items that are not backed up will have this icon .)
    • Open the Google Photos app .
    • At the top left, tap Menu  , then Settings.
    • Tap FREE UP SPACE and follow the instructions.
    • When you see a prompt asking for permission to delete photos, tap Delete.
    • Open the iOS Photos app (not the Google Photos app).
    • Go to the Recently Deleted album and delete those same photos and videos.

Need more help to backup your device? I would love to help! Reach out and we can setup a time.

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