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How to get backup photos from google photos


What’s Google Photos?

Google photos are the storage house where you can back up unlimited photos and videos for free. It supports up to 16 megapixels and 1080p HD limit. You can access them from any device and anytime you want

Turn back up & sync on or off
Before you start, make sure you're signed in. 
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app .
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. At the top, tap Menu .
  4. Select Settings  Back up & sync.
  5. Tap "Back up & sync" on or off.
o    If you've run out of storage, scroll down and tap Turn off backup
Things to keep in mind about this setting:
  • Changing backup settings will affect all apps that use Back up & sync, such as Google Drive.
  • If you have Back up & sync on, deleting the Google Photos app from your device will not turn it off. To turn off Back up & sync, follow the instructions above.
Change your back up settings
  • Choose the Google Account to back up photos and videos: Under "Backup account", tap the account name.
  • Change your upload size: Tap Upload size. Learn more about upload sizes
  • Back up device folders: Tap Back up device folders and select the folders you want to back up.
  • Back up on mobile data: If you don’t want to wait for Wi-Fi to back up your photos, under "Cellular data back up," tap Photos or Videos. Charges from your service provider may apply if you upload using your mobile network.
  • Back up while roaming: Under "When to back up," tap Roaming.
Check if your photos are backed up
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app .
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. Tap Photos .
  4. At the top, you'll see if your photos are backed up, or if it's still waiting to back up.

                   How to edit your google photos 

Google Photos offers relatively limited editing options. Open any photo that you’ve backed up to the cloud, hit the sliders icon and you’ll be able to apply filters, crop and rotate the image, and adjust colour and light settings.
It’s closer to the experience of tweaking photos on your smartphone than a comprehensive editing suite.

Again, Google’s AI smarts add to the experience here. Hit the ‘For you’ tab and you’ll find animated images, short movies and stylised photos created automatically by Google Photos using snaps from your library. Like what you see? Click ’Save’ to keep the edited picture.

      How to backup your google photo library to a hard drive

Google Photos should keep all of your images safe and securely stored online, but it's always good practice to keep two backups of your photos in different places. This means many people will want to create an offline backup of their Google Photos library on a hard drive.
Unfortunately, while it’s straightforward to download a copy of your library, there’s no easy way to keep that copy synced with Photos. Instead, you’ll need to periodically save your entire Photos library using Google’s Takeout service.
To get started, go to the ‘Download your data’ section of your account under ‘Manage your data & personalization’, or head directly to Google Takeout. Here you’ll see a list of the Google Apps with data you can export.

If you only want to download your Photos library, tap ‘Deselect all’ then scroll down to Google Photos and tick the box. 
Don’t want to export all of your Photos albums? Click ‘All photo albums included’ and deselect anything from the list that you don’t need.
Click ‘next step’ and you’ll be presented with several options. You can choose whether you’d like to back up directly to another cloud service (such as Dropbox or OneDrive) or receive a download link via email.
 You can also change the compression file format and the maximum export size, from 1GB to 50GB (anything larger will be split into separate downloads). 
Finally, you can choose to make it a one-off download or schedule regular exports, every two months for a year. Bear in mind that these exports won’t be limited to any new photos added since the last backup, but will include your entire Photos library every time. 
When you’re ready, click ‘Export’ and Google will begin creating a copy of all the files in your Photos library. Depending on the size of your library, this can take several hours. Once it’s done, you’ll receive an email and can start downloading the backup copy to your hard drive.

Find missing photos & videos

When you turn backup on, your photos will be stored in
Learn other ways to find your photos.
Android ComputeriPhone & iPad

Step 1: Check your account

Some photos may look like they disappeared because you’re in a different account.
​You are currently signed in as Is this the account you backed up your photos to? If not, sign out, and then sign in with the correct account.

Step 2: Find photos from other apps like Facebook, or Instagram

It may be in your device folders.
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app .
  2. At the bottom, tap Library  Albums.
  3. Under "Photos on device", check your device folders.
Back up your device folders to see photos from other apps in your Photos view. Learn how to back up your device folders.

Try other ways to find your photos

If your photos and videos are still missing from the Google Photos app, each situation below is listed in the order of how likely it may be the cause.


Where Do Permanently Deleted Photos Go?

Permanently deleted photos straight-forwardly go to the trash bin. You can easily recover permanently deleted google photos from here at any time you want Once this time limit exceeded google photos automatically deleted from the trash bin itself. But keep one thing in mind, deleted photos remain here only for 60 days..


 Can I Recover Deleted Photos from Google Photos After 60 Days?

Once the photos got deleted from the trash bin automatically after 60 days or by you before that limit. Then, it is difficult to retrieve google photos. You can contact Google Support to recover deleted google photos.
 If that doesn’t work. You can use photos recovery software like Recoverit to recover deleted photos from google photos.

How to Backup Photos to Google Drive

·         Login to your Google account

·         On the right hand side, click on the "Google apps" menu

·         Click on "Drive". It opens up in a new tab

·         On the left hand side, right click on the "New" bar and then click "Folder"

·         A window will appear. Choose the folder you wish to upload and click

·         After uploading, click on the settings menu

·         Click on “Get Backup and Sync for Windows".

·         In a new tab, click "Agree and Download" and begin the download

·         After the file gets downloaded, double click to begin the installation. Google Chrome users can see the downloaded file at the bottom left corner of the browser.

·         When Backup and sync ends downloading files, it gets installed. You will receive notification post installation.

·         Backup and sync app opens automatically. If it doesn't open, look for it using the search function in Windows 10.

·         Click on "Get Started" and start up Backup and Sync.

·         Choose what to do with the folders - a continuous backup for photos and videos to your Google drive.

·         In the next window, "Documents", "Desktop" and "Pictures" are already ticked. Untick the one you do not want to backup.

·         You can always choose backup other folders by clicking the folder link.

·         Check the storage pace in the Google account. Ensure ample backup space for photos and videos.

·         Choose the upload size (high quality or original quality) of the videos photos for backup. And is or not you want to upload them to the Google photos.

·         Click "Next" for finishing configuring backup settings.

·         Click "Got it" on the help screen

·         You can choose to synchronise either everything or all the photos.

·         Click "Start" to complete the configuration.