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[Step-by-step Tutorial] How to Backup iPhone to Google Drive?

2018-06-14 15:09:38/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Transfer Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

Tired of backing up your iPhone with iCloud or iTunes? Then you can try another cloud backup service, such as Google Drive. This service enables users to sync their photos, videos, contacts, calendars and other documents on your iPhone without any hassle. But how to Backup iPhone to Google Drive? The followings are the detailed steps for your reference.

Sync iPhone Contacts/Calendars/Photos/Videos with Google Drive

Normally, you can sync the files like contacts, calendars, videos and photos from iPhone to Google Drive at once. To complete that, you need to set up Google Drive on your iPhone first and then you can start the backup process. After the backup, your files will be saved in Google Contact, Google Calendar and Google Photos selectively. Here is how:

Step 1. Set up Google Drive on your iPhone

The first thing you need to do is to set up Google Drive on your iPhone. Just go to App Store to download and install Google Drive on your iPhone and then login to your Google account.

Step 2. Enter the Settings section

After setting up Google Drive on your iPhone, you can launch the application and then click on Menu> Settings to display the menu.

Step 3. Start backup the files

Under the Settings section, you can find out the option Backup and tap on it. This will bring an interface on which displays the files that can be saved to Google Drive, including to Contacts (Back up to Google Contacts), Calendar events (Back up to Google Calendar) and Photos & videos (Back up to Google photos). Just tap on the Start Backup button at the lower-right corner to start the backup process.

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Additional Methods to Upload Photos from iPhone to Google Drive

Apart from the methods, there are additional methods to upload the iPhone photos to Google Drive. Here, you can select to backup all your photos at a time or selectively share your pictures as you like. Both methods are very easy and you can go with the tutorials below to make an attempt.

Also, you need to set up and run the Google Drive on your iPhone first and then begin the uploading process.

Option 1. Upload all iPhone photos to Google Drive

To achieve this goal, you should head to Settings> Photos> Google Photos> Auto backup in your Google Drive. Then you can select to save the pictures with "High quality" or "Original".

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Option 2. Share the pictures selectively

Open the Photos App on the Home screen and turn it on to find the photos you want to backup. Next, you can long press one of the pictures that you want to backup and then mark all the wanted images. After that, you can tap on the Share button at the bottom left and select More to find out the Google Drive option. Click on the switch and click the icon Google Drive and send them.

share iphone pictures to google drive

Google Drive Alternatives: Assistant for iOS

From above, you can see that backing up iPhone with Google Drive is a little bit troublesome and limited. Therefore, we want to introduce you one more effective method- use Assistant for iOS to backup the files. Except for contacts, photos and calendars, this software also allows you to backup other iPhone files, including messages, notes, bookmarks, videos, music and so on. What's more import, the whole backup process can be completed with one simple click. It is really worth a shot.

Step 1. Download and install the program on PC

First of all, you need to click the icon below to download the software on your computer and then properly install it.

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Step 2. Make your iPhone be recognized

Launch the installed program and connect your iPhone to computer. After that, the tool will detect the connected mobile phone automatically. Then you will be asked to trust this computer on your iDevice. Just trust it on your iPhone and then click Continue.

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Step 3. Transfer the iPhone data to PC

Once the iPhone is detected, you can see the main interface of the software as below:

iphone data transfer

Just tap on the folder you want to backup and select the wanted files. After that, you can simply click the Export button at the top menu to start the transferring process.

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Write in the End

These are all the details about how to backup iPhone to Google Drive. If you don't like to backup the files with Google Drive, you can choose to perform the backup with iOS backup assistant as well. Anyway, just try one of them to protect your phone data and please contact us if you meet any problem during the transferring process.

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