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 Enhance, photo 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 Google+ app > touch the menu icon > gear icon > Camera and Photos > Auto Backup > Toggle On or Off
- Allow Google+ to access your photos: Phone settings > Privacy > Photos > Google+ > toggle the setting ON or OFF
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- Change how & when Auto Backup photos & videos are uploaded
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
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.