Understanding Google Photo

If I get free, unlimited storage, why is Google Photos telling me to buy storage for $1.99/mo?

It may look like Google is telling you to buy 100 GB for $1.99/mo, but what they’re actually doing is just offering it to you. If you choose the High Quality setting, you do get free unlimited storage, you don’t need to buy anything. High Quality means that Google stores up to 16 megapixel photos …

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What’s happening with Google drive and Google Photos?

Google has announced that they’re changing how Google Photos and Google Drive are working together, When Google makes this change – planned for July 10 – there will no longer be a direct relationship – see the diagram at right. One thing to understand is that you may have never had the relationship to begin …

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Taking a trip? Don’t leave home without Google Photos on your phone.

“I’m going on a 3 week cruise starting tomorrow and I’m afraid my phone will run out of space for taking photos.” Don’t let that happen to you! And, don’t delete photos off your phone without making sure they’re backed up first! We got together with our friends, Chris and Charles, the evening before they …

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My iPhone is full of photos, can Google Photos help?

Peggy asks:  I’ve been taking photos with my iPhone for quite some time and have taken several hundred photos. The other day, I connected my iPhone to my Mac and now  I have over 4,000 photos on my phone. I’m getting a message that my phone’s storage is almost full. How did that happen? I …

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Google Photos: Don’t assume your photos are getting backed up

*Updated March 2020 It is Google Photos’ job to back up your device’s photos to your Google Account online.  It’s your job to verify that it gets done.  There’s nothing worse than thinking your photos are backed up, deleting them from your phone and then realizing they weren’t backed up after all.I’m currently traveling in Europe …

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Google Photos–Is it Really Unlimited and Free?

Google Photos will store your entire library, many thousands of photos, for free! YES!! If you choose the photo size called High Quality and not Original, Google Photos will store your entire photo library of many thousands of photos, for free. Learn more from the Google Photos Help page. What is High Quality? At the High …

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