Store and share
your memories on
Smartphones are great for taking photos and
videos. And when you store and share them on
the cloud, your loved ones can enjoy the memories
on their own laptops, whenever they want.
Updated 12 Nov 2018
Share your family memories. Free your phone memory.
Cloud storage can free up your phone’s memory to keep taking photos and videos, and gives you access to far more storage space than you could ever have on your phone.
Some cloud services are are simply cloud-backup services, where they they will mirror the contents of a storage location on a device.
It also means you can access your photos from any device, anywhere that you have internet access. And you can share photos with multiple members of the family, at the same time, in different places.
The safest place to store your photos
When you save to the Cloud, your data is backed up - which is more than most of us do at home. Some storage services even back up your new photos to the cloud automatically. Just be aware that storing photos in the cloud will consume data from your mobile plan.
Which cloud is right for you?
Before you choose your cloud storage, ask yourself a few basic questions:
How much storage do you need? Do you want a small amount for free or are you willing to pay extra for more?
Do you only want to store photos and videos, or other documents as well?
How important is privacy? Privacy varies among different providers.
Do you want automatic tagging of uploaded photos for easy searches?
Is automatic syncing across different devices important?
How big is each photo? Some providers limit the size of each file.
Clouds come in many shapes and sizes…
These are the most popular cloud storage options:
OneDrive comes preinstalled with Windows 8.1 and 10. And it works with Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Xbox.
Just download the Microsoft OneDrive app, sign in to your OneDrive account, or set one up.
iCloud can automatically back up your pictures and other data to the cloud. Simply make sure iCloud Backup is on. To store data manually, go to Settings, then iCloud Backup, then tap ‘Back Up Now’.
If you have a Windows device, download iCloud for Windows to view photos, videos, mail, calendar and files on your mobile device and your Windows PC.
Remember that iCloud is different to iTunes. With iTunes, you sync photos with other devices like laptops. You don’t store data in the cloud.
With Dropbox, you can store any kind of file by uploading via web browser or using the Dropbox app. All you do is drag and drop files into your Dropbox folder via the app to store them. All files are synced automatically across your devices. And there’s no size limit on files you upload. Dropbox works equally well on PCs and Macs, Android and iOS.
If you have a Google account, you just have to turn Google Drive on. You get 15GB of free storage shared across your Gmail account and photos on Google+. Your free 15GB includes documents you create in Google Drive’s word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation builder. Google Drive is built into Chromebook, and has apps for iOS, Android, PC and Mac.
Amazon Drive has apps for iOS, Android, PC and Mac with automatic video and photo upload. They have a range of storage plans including free, unlimited and/or paid cloud storage. They cover basic file and folder sharing from the web interface, sync folder or mobile apps. Amazon Drive has apps for iOS, Android, PC and Mac with automatic video and photo upload.
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