As i said in my previous post, I have been uploading all my pictures to Google Plus. But i wanted a feature where i could just sync the picture as soon as i capture it. And the new Auto Backup feature helps me to do the exact same thing.
So in this post I’ll be talking about the Auto Backup feature of Google Plus on Jellybean 4.2.2. I am using it for about four days now after getting Nexus 4. Its amazing.
Auto Backup helps to upload (sync) all your clicks to a private album on Google Plus. Then later you can choose which pictures you would like to keep and which ones to delete. And of course you need an internet connection for uploading or syncing.
You can also choose whether you want to use Mobile Network or Wi-Fi for the sync process. I prefer to use Auto Backup only on Wi-Fi connection.
How to Enable Auto Backup?
- In Jellybean 4.2.2, You can just open Google Settings
- Select Google+
- Select Camera & Photos
- Select Auto Backup and turn it to ON.
Note that you should keep ‘Photo Size’ to Standard Size. Or else photos will be uploaded in original dimensions and they will occupy the storage space of your Google Account (15 GB free).
By selecting standard size, All synced photos will be scaled to 2048 pixels. If you upload anything above 2048 pixels, it will occupy the storage space.
Check the image above for reference. On the left side you can see Camera & Photos screen. While on the right side, its Auto Backup configuration options.
When to Back UP ?
You can notice, i have selected ‘Only when there is a Wi-Fi connection available‘ option in both cases. (Photos and Videos). This will sync the photos as soon as you are connected on a Wi-Fi connection.
Where can i find the Photos Online?
All backup photos will be available over HERE. You can then download, move these pictures to album or delete them. Its your choice.
So that’s all in this post. Any questions? Feel free to comment below. Thanks.