Download photos or videos to your device

You can copy your photos and videos back to your device.

Important: You can't download items from Google Photos onto your iPhone or iPad.

Before you get started

Download and install the Google Photos app.

Save your photos or videos
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. Select a photo or video.
  3. Tap More More and then Download. If the photo is already on your device, this option won’t appear.

Download all photos or videos

Learn how to use your Google Account to download your data

Move all photos to a different Google account

If you accidentally backed up your photos on the wrong Google account, you can move them to a different account. To change the account that you backed up your photos to, share your photo library with that account. Learn to share your Google Photos library with another account.

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