Turn Auto Backup on or off

Automatically back up your photos and videos to Google+ by turning on Auto Backup. This can include photos you take with your device’s camera, photos you download onto your phone or computer, and photos saved by other apps. You'll also get access to cool features like Auto Awesome, Auto Enhancephoto editor, and unlimited standard-size backups.

To learn how to turn Auto Backup on or off, first choose how you use Google+:

Android app
Open the  Photos app > touch the  menu icon/button  > Settings Auto Backup > Toggle On or Off
You can back up your desktop photos using Google+ Auto Backup for desktopor the Google+ Photos App for Chromebooks.
Mobile web
This setting isn't currently available using the mobile web browser.
iOS app
  1. Open the  Google+ app > touch the  menu icon >   gear icon > Camera and Photos Auto Backup > Toggle On or Off
  2. Allow Google+ to access your photos: Phone settings > Privacy > Photos > Google+ > toggle the setting ON or OFF

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Back up folders on your Android

You can choose to automatically back up your Android's photo and video folders, including photos you've downloaded, screenshots you've taken, or photos saved by other apps.

Turn setting on or off
Open the  Photos app > touch the  menu icon/button  > Settings Auto Backup > check or uncheck Back up local folders

Turn on or off for individual folders
Open the  Photos app > touch the  Photos menu icon at the top left > Folders > to the right of each folder title, toggle the cloud icon to turn Auto Backup on or off for that folder:

Auto Backup is on for that folder
Auto Backup is off for that folder

Unlimited back ups

What's unlimited?
Standard size photos & video uploads. By default, Auto Backup uploads at full size, but you can change the upload setting to standard size. Standard size means that photos are 2048px or less on the longest edge and videos are less than 15 minutes long and have 1080p resolution or less.

What counts against your free Google Drive storage quota?
Photos larger than 2048px on the longest edge (full size photos can be no larger than 100 MB) & videos longer than 15 minutes or saved at a resolution higher than 1080p. If you start approaching the free storage limit, you'll see a Google+ notification. If you run out of storage we'll automatically switch to storing photos at standard size. Learn more about Google Drive storage plans and pricing.