It's happened, tragedy has struck. Your phone dies. It gets stolen. You lose it. You get a new phone and wonder HOW do I save all of my precious memories in my phone?
Our cell phones are convenient cameras, because we seem to always have it with us. And you never know when the perfect moment will happen and your instinct is... I gotta take a photo.
Losing those memories can be devastating.
Here are my top 2 favorite apps to make sure that doesn't happen again!
1. Google Photos - (my new favorite thing!) This app stores my photos on my phone AND is accessible on any computer because it's cloud based. I was excited to learn that this program is available for iphone and android! YAY! I love that I can log into my computer and pull up the link and all of my photos I took that day are instantly available and downloadable! BOOM! LOVE IT! Here's a link with the WHY and the HOW: https://newatlas.com/how-google-photos-ios-guide/47712/
2. Dropbox: With the Dropbox installed on your phone and your computer, your phone automatically adds any new photos you take with your cell phone to your Dropbox app and you can easily access them from your computer too! Dropbox is also a great way to backup important documents, share documents/photos, etc...
Visit www.dropbox.com - create a FREE account. Be sure to Install the Dropbox app on your smart phone.
Steps to use the Camera Upload Feature
- You must already have a Dropbox account. This means you have an account on www.Dropbox.com and you also have downloaded the app to your computer and have a Dropbox folder on your computer.
- Download and install the latest Dropbox App on your phone. Get it from the App Store on your iPhone or iPad, or the Play Store on your Android phone or tablet.
- Make sure the Camera Upload option is turned on for the App on your mobile device. Notice in the screen image at right that you have the option to allow the uploads only when your phone is connected to WiFi. This means that it won't use up the GB on your data plan. It also means that the upload may not be instant. If you want the upload instantly, and don't mind using your cellular data plan, then choose the second option.
Yes, there are other Sources for various smart phones, besides Google Photos and Dropbox, Like One Drive and BitTorrent, you can learn all about those here: