Backup your photos to android: Here’s how you can automatically do it

It’s bound to happen some time. Your phone and everything stored on it is going to get lost, damaged, or destroyed. Although a warranty or replacement plan may provide some degree of relief, there isn’t a paid solution in the world that’ll bring back photos of your kids or the work you’ve been doing without a backup solution in place.

A reliable backup, either stored in the cloud or on an external hard drive, is only going to be useful if you keep backing up the data.

But there’s good news:

Android makes make it easy to automatically backup your photos. Here are a few of the best options.

Google Photos

Most Android devices will come preloaded with the Google Photos app. As a gallery application and photo editor, it leaves much to be desired. However, it has one feature that not every app can offer:

Free unlimited photo storage.

But there’s a catch. Photos backed up in this way are limited to 16MP in size. Anything higher will be compressed down to this size. Google Photos allows you to store photos at the original quality of your phone’s camera, but you lose out on the unlimited storage and will be limited to your Google Drive storage limits.


Dropbox has been a larger contender in the cloud service industry for years now, and for good reason. Once the app is installed and folder locations are selected, it’s basically done. The app will continue to synchronize all files placed in the selected folders with your cloud storage.

One problem:

There’s no free unlimited storage option. Free accounts are going to find themselves limited to only 2GB of storage if they don’t want to shell out for one of their paid plans.

On the upside, the paid plans offer plenty of administrative tools for teams and data protection.

Amazon Prime

If you’re one of the many people shelling out the annual price tag for Amazon Prime, then you’re already paying for an online cloud storage service and may not have known about it!

Amazon Prime Photos offers unlimited photo storage for up to five people, including friends or family, while the account is active. Included is a robust tagging system to keep all the photos organized and searchable.

Outside of that and a few print on demand options, the feature set is pretty slim, especially if you’re a business customer. But if you’re already paying for the service, it’s a great way to free up space on your phone!

Custom Developed App

If you’re looking for a backup solution and none of the prior options seems to fit, it may be time to start looking into an Android Development Company. Small businesses and large corporations will often go this route to have their photo storage on an internal server, which makes sense for them but may not be as ideal for a single individual wanting to store baby photos.

However, the option still exists, especially if your end goal is team collaboration and have specific needs to enhance productivity.

Wrapping Up

Android users dedicated to the Google ecosystem may want to stick with the Google Photos app already on their phone. However, if you’d like more control, higher resolutions, or have business needs, then it isn’t a bad idea to look into some of the other options available.

Fortunately, there are plenty of options available on Android for a user to suit their personal and business needs and all are only a few clicks away and worth trying.