- You can easily back up photos from your iPhone using iCloud storage and preserve them in the case of your device malfunctioning, being reformatted, or being lost or stolen.
- While newer iPhones offer a considerable amount of storage space, iCloud remains the easiest, most efficient way to keep your iPhone photos safe beyond the device itself.
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If you’re someone who loves taking photos and owns an iPhone, it’s great to know that your device offers a considerable amount of storage space for your images regardless of which model you have.
Whether you’ve opted for a more modest 64 GB of storage or a more lavish 512 GB, there’s likely plenty of space to hang onto your snapshots on the device itself. But what happens if something goes wrong with your phone?
There are several options for backing up your iPhone photos, but the best one probably remains Apple’s iCloud storage.
Your Apple ID automatically comes with 5 GB of storage space, but you can purchase additional storage up to 2TB for a monthly fee. It’s quick and easy to use iCloud to back up your photos and it can even be automated. Here’s how to do it.
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How to back up photos from an iPhone using iCloud
1. Ensure your iPhone is running iOS 10.3 or later and then, from your phone’s home screen, open the Settings app.
2. Once in Settings, tap on your name at the top of the screen and then tap iCloud in order to open the settings for this feature.
3. In the iCloud menu options screen, turn on the feature’s ability to back up your photos by tapping Photos under the Apps Using iCloud menu so that it it says “on.”
4. Once you turn on iCloud Photos, every photo you take will automatically be uploaded to your iCloud account in full resolution.
Note that you can download the original copies of your photos from iCloud by following steps one and two above and then tapping “Download and Keep Originals” under the Photos option. From there, you can transfer the photos from your iPhone to another device or drive if needed.
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