One of the most prominent things about an iPhone is its camera. It is quite common that we take a lot of pictures with it. Sometimes, you might feel that the iPhone storage is full of photos and need more space to add new ones. There are ways to increase the storage space, like deleting old photos and getting an iCloud subscription. However, you need to pay for the iCloud space you are using. Adding Google Photos on your device will help you a lot with storing your photos. The app itself is available for iPhones, and you can download the app easily on your device. By getting into this section, you can use Google Photos on an iPhone.
How to Get Google Photos on iPhone
Google Photos is not just an Android application. You can add and use the app on iOS devices as it is available on the App Store. Let’s add and install Google Photos on your iPhone easily. The instructions given below will help you add and set up the Google Photos app.
1. On your iPhone, search for Google Photos on the App Store.
2. Select Get to install Google Photos on your iPhone.
3. Launch the Google Photos app on your iPhone after the installation.
4. The app asks you to Sign in to your Google Account.
5. Enter the login credentials to get into the Google Photos app.
6. Grant permission to access the photos and videos on your iPhone.
Note: If there is more than one Google Account, choose the one that you like to use for a long period. It is better if you choose the Google Account on your Gmail.
How to Enable Google Photos Backup on iPhone
1. Launch the Google Photos app on your iPhone.
2. On the interface of the app, click your Profile displayed at the top and select the option Turn on backup.
3. Confirm the backup process by tapping the option Turn On Backup.
4. You’ll see two options on the screen – Storage Saver and Original quality. To back up the photos and videos at low quality, click the Storage Saver option. If you wish to back up the photos and videos at the same resolution, select the option Original quality.
5. If you use cellular data, tap the toggle switch next to the option Use Cellular data when there’s no Wi-Fi option. Make no changes if you are using Wi-Fi.
4. After finishing the above settings, click Confirm.
6. The backup and sync will start. To see the status of the backup process, click the profile icon at the top. If the backup is completed, you’ll find the option Backup complete.
7. To download the back up photos and videos, tap a photo or video. Swipe up and select the download icon to download the file on iPhone.
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How to Edit Photos on iPhone using Google Photos
To edit photos on your iPhone, you can use the Google Photos app.
1. Open any image you want and then tap on Edit.
2. The Google Photos app is capable of giving you editing suggestions based on your pic.
3. If you like these changes, tap on the Suggestion given.
4. There are a few other changes that you can make to your image on Google Photos.
- Crop: To change the aspect ratio.
- Transform: To change perspective
- Rotate: Rotate image in 90 degrees
- Auto: Auto Straighten.
5. There are a few editing tools in the app as well.
- Portrait light: To adjust the brightness of the light
- Blur: To blur the image background
- Sky: Adjust the image colors and contrast
- Color Focus: Background desaturation.
6. You can also easily adjust the depth, brightness, contrast, shadows, skin tone, blue tone, pop, sharpen, and much more on the image.
7. Tap on the Filter option to pick any filter you like.
8. Also, add Text and highlights to your image as needed.
9. Finally, tap on the option Save.
How to Create and Share Google Photos Album on iPhone
1. Open Google Photos on iPhone.
2. Navigate to the Library tab at the bottom.
3. Select New Album and give a title for your Album.
4. Click the option Select photos and tap the pictures you wanted to add to the album.
5. Finally, click Add and hit the Share icon and
6. Select a person to share the Album and tap Send.
How to Share a Picture on Google Photos
1. Open Google Photos and go to the Photos tab.
2. Select the photo you want to share and tap the Share icon displayed at the bottom left.
3. Choose a person with whom you like to share the picture or choose a platform such as Messages, Mail, Whatsapp, etc to share the photo.
How to Delete Photos on iPhone using Google Photos
You can use Google Photos to delete any unwanted or blurry photos on your device.
1. Launch the Google Photos app.
2. Navigate to the Photos tab.
3. If you want to delete photos or videos, select the files you wanted to delete and click the Delete icon at the top. Tap Move to trash.
- To permanently delete the files, tap the three dots icon exhibited at the top-right and click Delete.
4. To retrieve the deleted photos and videos, tap the hamburger icon at the top-left and click the Trash option.
5. Select the photos and hit the option Restore displayed at the bottom.
Note: You cannot retrieve the files that are permanently deleted.
How to Make Google Photos Default on iPhone
1. Install Google Photos on your iPhone.
2. Launch Settings and click your profile name displayed at the top.
3. Scroll down and click the option iCloud.
4. Locate and select the option Photos.
5. Tap the toggle switch near the iCloud Photos option to disable it.
6. Now, open the Google Photos app and hit the Profile icon.
7. Select the option Google Photos settings and tap Back up & Sync.
8. Click the toggle switch to enable Back up & Sync and select your desired backup quality.
9. Now, the photos and video in your iPhone will automatically back up to your Google Photos account. In addition, any new photos and videos you’ve taken will also upload automatically on Google Photos.
Now, you have successfully added Google Photos to your iPhone. The Google Photos app will help you store your pictures and videos.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Google Photos app is available on App Store. So, the users can download the Google Photos app from App Store.
The first thing to do is to close the app and open the app after some time or else update the app and try it. If the problem persists, uninstall and reinstall the Google photos app. If nothing works, restart your iPhone and try again.
Open Google Photos >> Profile icon >> Photos Settings >> Back up & sync >> Disable Back up & sync.