How to Transfer Photos from Android to Google Drive

Searching for the ways to transfer photos from Android phone to Google Drive? In this article, We have shared the best ways to upload photos to Google drive from Android phone.

By iMobie | Posted: Aug. 24, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 24, 2018
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The Google Drive allows the Android users to save the photos taken from the device’s camera and keep a backup of those photos until the user deletes it. The Google drive is the most popular backup service nowadays. Even the iPhone users are using Google Drive to store their data. So, if you also want to store your precious photo memories on Google Drive but don’t exactly know the method, then read this article. Here, we are providing the ways on how to save photos from Android phone to Google drive.

How to Upload Photos from Android Phone to Google Drive

To know about the complete procedure of how to upload photos to Google drive from Android phone, read the following methods:

Method 1. Direct Upload:

The direct method can be used if you only have a limited number of photos to back up on the Google Drive. you can manually select the photos and upload them to Drive.

Step 1. Go to the Google Drive app and log in using Google ID and password.

How to Upload Photos to Google Drive from Android Phone via Direct Upload- Step 1

How to Upload Photos to Google Drive from Android Phone via Direct Upload- Step 1

Step 2. On the home screen of the Drive, you will see a + icon.

How to Upload Photos to Google Drive from Android Phone via Direct Upload- Step 2

How to Upload Photos to Google Drive from Android Phone via Direct Upload- Step 2

Step 3. Tap on that icon, and it will open some options such as a folder, upload, scan, and few others. Select the upload option.

How to Upload Photos to Google Drive from Android Phone via Direct Upload- Step 3

How to Upload Photos to Google Drive from Android Phone via Direct Upload- Step 3

Step 4. Now in the next screen, select the photos folder. Now tap on the photos you want to upload to the Google Drive.

Step 5. The app will show a notification of the upload of photos at the bottom of the screen. Wait for a little while until the Drive notifies you that your photos have been uploaded to the Google drive. Once the uploading is finished, you will beable4 to see all the photos that you uploaded in the Drive.

Method 2. Backup and Sync:

This method is a recommended setting to have an all-time backup of the photos. You never know when your phone will crash or an unexpected error will occur on the phone, so it is better that you enable the Backup and Sync. It will upload the photos automatically to the Google drive just when you take them.

Step 1. On your Android phone, go to the Google photos app and sign in using your Google id and password.

How to Upload Photos to Google Drive from Android Phone via Direct Upload- Step 3

How to Upload Photos to Google Drive from Android Phone via Direct Upload- Step 3

Step 2. At the top of the screen, you will see 3 horizontal lines which are for the menu.

How to Upload Photos to Google Drive from Android Phone via Backup and Sync- Step 2

How to Upload Photos to Google Drive from Android Phone via Backup and Sync- Step 2

Step 3. From the menu, select the settings option.

Step 4. In setting choose the Backup and Sync and turn it on.

You will have to refresh the Google Drive after some time to check whether the photos are uploaded or not. If the photos don’t show up, then repeat the procedure.

The Bottom Line

This article explains the possible ways on how to upload photos to Google drive from an Android phone. As you know that Google Drive is the best solution for a fast and easy backup of the photos from Android phones. The Drive comes with 15 GB of storage space which is free of cost. It also provides an option to extend the space up to 10 TB. So, you won’t need another backup option in case you want to keep your photos safe.

iMobie

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.

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