The iPhone camera takes great photos and high quality videos, but how do you get your photos or videos off the phone and back them up to your computer? We will provide several automatic solutions so that you can take photos with confidence, and now the photos will be on your laptop or desktop in minutes.
The key word in this process is to “automatically” sync photos. Anyone can connect their phone to their Mac or PC and manually backup photos from phone to computer. Mac uses the Photos app for this, and on Windows you can set it to back up to Windows. Follow Steps listed on Apple’s support site to do this manually on both platforms.
Upload iPhone Photos to Photo Sharing Sites
You can upload iPhone Photos to photo sharing sites like Flickr, Facebook, 500px and others. Many may not be aware that many of these services offer an automatic backup for iPhone photos. Flickr, for example, is the best remaining service in the Yahoo universe. The Flickr iOS app has a setting that allows users to automatically upload their photos.
Install Flickr and sign in to your Yahoo account. Then select the last tab on the right under the app. Shows your account and photos already uploaded to Flickr. Tap the settings icon in the upper right corner. It says the first item in the settings screen. The next screen shows two adjustment buttons. Turn both on so they turn blue. The first one says Auto Upload photos that does what it says. The second does it over cellular. If you don’t want to use your data plan, you can keep it off. It only loads when you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Other apps work similarly. light room Adobe can automatically back up photos to your Adobe Creative Cloud account. It takes a bit of setup, but works really well.
Open Lightroom for iPhone and sign in to your Adobe Creative Cloud account. Do this by tapping the Lr icon in the upper left corner. After logging in, open it. If you don’t want to sync using your cellular data connection then turn it on too.
Exit the settings area by tapping the right edge of the screen. Now tap the Plus icon in the top right corner and create a new Collection. Name it like “iPhone Backup” and tap on it.
Scroll down to the new Collection you just created and tap the three horizontal dots icon to the right of your Collection’s name. Tap on it.
Lightroom and Flickr offer two great services for automatically backing up your iPhone photos. If you are using another online service, you can probably set it to automatically backup iPhone photos. Facebook stopped supporting this in the Facebook app, but moments app still doing it.
Using these services means you can find your photos by going online to the service of your choice. If you install Lightroom on your Mac or PC, the iPhone Backup Collection will automatically sync with the computer or Online version of Lightroom.
Let iCloud Backup iPhone Photos to Mac or PC
iCloud Photo sync provides users with a simple way to upload and backup photos to Apple services. The user can then open the Mac’s Photos app or even sync them to Windows using it. Windows iCloud sync client. Follow our guide to set up iCloud on Mac, New Mac setup guide on Notebooks.com.
On iPhone, go to Settings and tap on Apple ID at the top of the screen. Tap on it in the middle of the next screen. Photos sync settings appear at the top of the list. Faucet .
Turn it so that it appears green. You probably want to choose instead. This saves storage space on the iPhone so you don’t overload it with your Photos library. You can see thumbnails of your photos in the Photos app, but the full-size originals remain in iCloud.
You should open it now. This automatically backs up all your photos to iCloud. Turn it on too if you like to take bursts of shots (take multiple shots by holding down the shutter button in the Camera app) and want to save them.
The last item in the Settings list allows users to open and share their Photos. Turn this on if you plan to share photos with others.
These settings back up all your photos to iCloud so you can open them on your Mac or PC.
AirDrop iPhone Photos to Mac
If you don’t like the idea of automatically sharing photos to a cloud service or even iCloud from Apple, you can manually send photos to your Mac without connecting iPhone via cable. AirDrop does a good job of quickly moving photos from iPhone to Mac.
Open Photos on iPhone and select some photos. You can tap the word above a group of photos to quickly select all the photos in the group. Or tap each photo you want to share using AirDrop.
In the lower left corner, you will see an icon that looks like a box with an arrow pointing up. This is the share icon. Tap it and then find your Mac on the next screen in the middle of the screen. Tap on it and the photos are quickly copied to your Mac’s Downloads folder.
There Is An App For This
Multiple apps automatically upload photos by backing them up to various sync and backup services. Here is a list of the most notable apps that include automatic photo upload and backup. We mentioned Flickr and Adobe Lightroom above.