ICloud Photos is one of Apple’s best services, you take a photo with your iPhone and it’s instantly on one of your devices. You always have a copy in the cloud and you never lose your photos. But there are also other great services like Google Photos. And now we have a tool for Easily transfer your iCloud Photo Library to Google Photos.
Photos have become very important in our lives, and the iPhone, or any smartphone, is an ideal camera. We have various cloud storage services, and transferring your photos from one to another is now very easy. You will no longer have to download your photos from iCloud to transfer them to Google Photos, there is a tool to do so.
How to Export iCloud Photos to Google Photos
Apple’s tool for export photos from your iPhone to Google Photos
- Use iCloud Photos to store photos and videos with Apple.
- Make sure your Apple ID uses two-factor authentication.
- This service is initially available to customers in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, for uploads to Google Photos.
Now that you are sure everything is correct on your iPhone, here are the steps on how to transfer photos and videos from iCloud and iPhone to Google Photos. By using this Apple tool, you will keep your albums.
- Go to privacy.apple.com and sign in with your Apple ID.
- Now click on Transfer a copy of your data.
- You will enter a page where you will see how many images and videos will be copied iCloud photos and how much they occupy.
- Below you will see a box where the only option is Google Photos.
- You can specify if you want to transfer photos, videos or both.
- Tap Continue and you will need to log in to google with your account.
- Apple will notify you by email of your transfer request and when the transfer is complete.
How your photos and videos are transferred
There are some details to consider at the time of transfer. There are several reasons why the transfer may not include all of the photos, videos or formats that you expected.
- Photos and videos are transferred to the original format or in standard formats which are easy to open and read. Includes .jpg, .png, .webp, .gif, some RAW files, .mpg, .mod, .mmv, .tod, .wmv, .asf, .avi, .divx, .mov, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m2t, .m2ts, .mts and .mkv.
- Only the last photo retouch and not the original version. If there are duplicates, only one photo is uploaded.
- If possible, photos are transferred with your albums. Videos are transferred separately outside of albums.
- The names of these albums and videos will appear in Google Photos as “Copy of”.
- Shared albums, smart albums, photo streaming content, live photos, some metadata, and photos and videos st ored in other folders or locations are not transferred.
- Google Photos has a limit of 20,000 photos per album. If you upload an album containing more than 20,000 photos, photos that exceed the limit will continue to be uploaded but will not be included in the album.
- There may be data in a format that cannot be transferred or that they have only been kept for a very short time and are no longer on Apple’s servers and are not transferred.
Nail very interesting tool from Apple which gives us many facilities to change photo service. We used to have to upload all photos from iCloud to upload to Google Photos, but now Apple does it.