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Change Auto Backup upload setting between full & standard size

You have control over whether your uploaded and Auto Backup photos are stored at standard size, which is great for sharing on the web, or full size print quality, which uses more storage space. You can upload an unlimited amount of standard size photos, but full size photos will count against your Google Drive storage quota.

To see instructions, choose your device:


From the Google+ app, touch Menu > Settings > Auto Backup > Photos size > Full size or Standard size.

Learn about other Android Auto Backup settings.


From the Google+ app, touch Menu >  gear icon > Camera and Photos > Auto Backup > toggle Full size Backups on or off.

Learn about other iOS Auto Backup settings.

  1. Open Google+. Place your cursor in the top left corner for the Google+ main menu.
  2. Click  Settings.
  3. Scroll to the Photos and Videos section and check or uncheck the box next to 'Upload my photos at full size.' You can see how much storage you have left directly beneath this setting:

    Upload photos full size