This tutorial will be useful for users of Android and iOS devices. All of us use the media storage services built into our smartphones or tablets. Many iOS gadgets store media in iCloud, while Android devices store it in Google Photos. These services have similar functionality. However, some users find it difficult to move Google Photos to iCloud or move them back again. That’s why we decided to write a detailed instruction, and it will be useful for those who changed mobile devices and switched from one operating system to another.
Let’s start, with the instructions on how to transfer Google Photos to iCloud or move them back again.
Many users that are switched to iPhones have trouble with transferring media files. Google’s free storage had a lot of popularity, but now you have to pay for Google Photo storage. What’s the point of paying twice for an iPhone user when we already have an iCloud subscription?
Follow a few steps to transfer Google Photos to iCloud:
- Go to Google – Personal Profile.
- Open the Data and Privacy.
- Select Download your data.
- Select the files you want to transfer. Here you can select photo files as well as documents, bookmarks, street views, and more.
- If you need you can download individual albums. Next, click “Next Item.” Choose the method by which Google will notify us when the data copying is complete. Next, configure the method of copying, the maximum size of the .zip file.
- Click Next step – Create a copy.
Once your copy is created, you’ll get an email to download an archive of your data. Then you just go to iCloud from your Mac or PC and download all the files from the archive.
Note that this may take some time if you have many files. Also, check your iCloud storage to make sure its plan is sufficient for downloading. We hope you did not have any problems with moving Google Photos to iCloud.
How to Move Photos From iCloud to Google Photo?
Now we’ll describe the simple instruction on how to transfer photos from iCloud to Google Photo. After all, many users are switching from their iPhone or iPad to Android gadgets. And now, Apple has recently introduced a page that allows you to quickly transfer all your transfer iCloud photos to Google Photos.
Before transferring your photos, make sure you have enough free space on your Google account (15 GB is provided by default, then storage is charged).
There are also some other conditions to consider:
- Two-factor authentication enabled on your Apple ID;
- You’ve previously used Google Photo to store photos from your iPhone;
- You already have a Google Photo account.
If all conditions are met, you can start the migration:
- Click on the link to the privacy tool.
- Log in with your Apple ID.
- Then you will see a panel with several kinds of choices. Click on Transfer a copy of your data.
- Then choose Google Photo and select what you want to transfer.
- Press Continue.
- You will see a login window for your Google account. Sign in at.
- Accept the User Agreement.
- Then click Confirm Transfer.
The data transfer may take several days. When the operation is complete, you will receive an email notification.
We hope you found this tutorial helpful!