Backup Your Android Phone Photos With The Google+ App

It’s easy to snap a load of photos and then run out of space on your phone, especially if your phone has an 8MP camera. I wanted to figure out a way to backup these photos automatically to my PC or a cloud service, and after looking around at options like Dropbox/DropCap, I discovered that the Android Google+ app has a built-in feature that allows you to automatically backup your photos to Picasa, the Google photo sharing site.

In the Android Google+ app, tap Menu > Settings > Instant Upload Settings. Then select your preferences. I have it set up so that my photos and videos are uploaded to a private Picasa album when my phone is on Wifi AND plugged in, which basically means overnight.

I can then go to the Pictures section of Google+ and decide which photos to share. Neat!

Google+ – Android Market.