How to Automatically Back Up All Pictures on Your Android Phone to Google+

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You can back up all the pictures from your phone to Google+ automatically by configuring the settings of your Google account in the Android phone, or with a built-in app named Photos.

Note: The Photos app is present only in the Kitkat version of the Android operating system. If your mobile phone does not have Kitkat installed in it, make sure you upgrade your phone, or use any other third-party app in order to get the job done.

While using the Photos app, when you enable the automatic backup option, it automatically and instantaneously uploads all the photos from the Android phone to the Photos section of the Google+ account.

After backing up, you can access all the backed up photos from your Google+ account using any web browser on your Android phone.

In case you lose your photos due to any reason, you can restore them by going to Google+>Photos on your Android mobile phone’s browser.

Follow the steps below to enable automatic backup of the photos on your Android Phone:
  1. Power on your Android mobile phone.
  2. Once the phone is unlocked, tap the Menu button to open the apps list.

  3. Locate and tap the Photos icon to open the Photos Google+ app.
    Note: The Photos app is in-built in the Kitkat Android 4.4.

  4. On the Photos app interface, tap the Menu button located on the upper-left corner of the screen.

  5. From the drop-down list, tap Settings.

  6. On the GENERAL SETTINGS interface, tap the Auto-Backup option.

  7. Tap the switch located on the top-right corner of the screen to turn on the Sync or Auto-Backup feature of the Photos app to take automatic back up of the photos to the Google+ account.

  8. Once done, close all the opened interfaces by tapping the back button multiple times.


  • In case your mobile phone does not have Android Kitkat, the below method can be followed to back up the photos to the Google+ account:

    1. Turn on your Android phone if it is turned off.
    2. Once the phone is unlocked, tap the Menu button to open the apps list.
    3. Locate and tap the Settings icon to open the Settings interface.

    4. Once the interface shows up, scroll down and tap Google under the Accounts section.

    5. In the opened interface, tap the Menu button located on the top-right corner.

    6. Tap Sync now to synchronize and backup your photos automatically to your Google+ account.

    7. Close all opened interfaces by tapping the back button several times.




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