How do I backup my hidden photos from iPhone to Google photos?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

To backup your hidden photos from your iPhone to Google Photos, follow these steps:

1. Install or Update Google Photos: Make sure you have the latest version of the Google Photos app installed on your iPhone. If you don’t have it, you can download it from the App Store and install it.

2. Choose to Back Up or Wait: When you first open the Google Photos app, you will be prompted to choose whether you want to back up your photos or wait. If you want to back up your hidden photos immediately, select “Back up now.” If you prefer to wait, you can do this later by accessing the settings.

3. Create or Sign in to Your Google Account: To backup your photos to Google Photos, you need to have a Google account. If you don’t have one, you can create a new account directly from the app. If you already have a Google account, sign in using your credentials.

4. Grant Permissions: After signing in, you may be asked to grant permissions for Google Photos to access your photos and videos on your iPhone. Make sure to allow access to ensure that all your hidden photos are backed up.

5. Enable Backup and Sync: Once you have signed in and granted permissions, you need to enable the Backup and Sync feature. This will automatically back up your photos and videos to your Google Photos account. To do this, go to the app’s settings and find the “Backup & sync” option. Toggle it on to activate the feature.

6. Check Backup Status: After enabling Backup and Sync, Google Photos will start scanning your device for photos and videos to back up. You can check the progress of the backup by going to the “Photos” tab and looking at the status bar at the top of the screen. It may take some time, depending on the number of photos and videos you have.

7. Verify Backup: Once the backup is complete, you can verify whether your hidden photos have been successfully backed up to Google Photos. Open the app and go to the “Photos” tab. You should see all your backed-up photos and videos, including any hidden ones. If you can’t find the hidden photos, make sure you have enabled the option to show hidden photos in the app’s settings.

Remember that any photos and videos in the “Hidden” or “Recently Deleted” albums on your iPhone will not be backed up or appear in Google Photos. It’s important to ensure that you have moved your hidden photos to a different album before backing up with Google Photos.

By following these steps, you can easily backup your hidden photos from your iPhone to Google Photos. It’s a convenient way to keep your photos safe and accessible across all your devices.