How to Automatically Backup iPhone Photos Using iCloud?

We take photos and videos of precious moments all the time on our phones. That data is naturally stored on the device’s internal storage. But if you lose the device or it stops working, there is the risk of losing out on all this precious data. So to counter that, people started backing up their data onto other storage options. Primarily, we have the option of using an external hard drive, our computer, and cloud storage services. Among these, the cloud storage service seems most reliable.

When you backup your data to a cloud storage service, you upload it to a server accessible to you using any device. So it does not matter if any of your devices stop working since you can use a device with an internet connection and get everything right at your fingertips. Android users mostly use Google Drive for their daily needs, while Apple users use iCloud service for their Apple devices. In this article, we will see how you can automatically backup your camera photos and videos onto your iCloud storage and access them easily. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.

How to Automatically Back Up iPhone Photos Using iCloud?

iCloud is Apple’s cloud storage service that lets users back up their essential data like photos, messages, and apps. Once it is uploaded, you can access the data using any Apple device or directly visit the iCloud website. Now, let’s see how you can set up your iPhone to automatically backup your photos onto your iCloud.

  • Open up Settings on your iPhone.
  • Go to “Photos” inside it.
  • You will see the option “iCloud Photos.” Turn on the toggle next to it.

And that is it. Now, your iPhone will automatically start uploading photos from your gallery to iCloud.

Customizing the iCloud upload feature:

There are other things associated with this feature too. Let’s take a look at them to customize this even more.

If you are a heavy user and run out of storage quite frequently, you can use iCloud to save some data. There is an option that will let you keep the compressed version of the original photos in your gallery and upload the original file without compression onto the iCloud storage. This will let you have that extra space. When you need to original photo without compression, you can download it from your iCloud.

Inside Photos in the Settings menu, you will see two options: Optimize iPhone Storage and Download and Keep Originals. If you choose the second option, you will have the original file in your phone’s storage and your iCloud storage.

If you are on a data plan, the upload might not happen automatically. By default, iPhones upload to iCloud only when they are connected to a WiFi network. To customize it, you also have to enable the “Unlimited updates” option inside photos settings. After that, the photos will be uploaded automatically even when connected to your mobile’s data plan.

So that is all about automatically backing up iPhone photos using iCloud and customizing it. You should know that the iCloud service does not come for cheap. Yes, you get 5GB of free data just like every other user, but you have to pay more if you want more storage. You can get 50GB of storage for $0.99/month, 200GB of storage for $2.99/month, and 2TB of storage for $9.99/month.

If you have any questions or queries about this article, then comment below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more helpful information.

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