Smartphones are now part of our lifestyle, we use it to capture our precious moments into photos and we use it to get connected with our friends and family and many more. But if you lost your smartphone or someone stole it, then if you don’t have backup of your pictures those magic moments will go forever. Luckily, there are many ways offered by android to his users to backup their photos automatically. You can store them on your hard drive or on cloud storage. Here are some ways to make sure that your photos safe and sound even after losing your device.

  • Google+

google plus photo backup

Google+ is a social media network on which users can backup their unlimited number of photos, even if user don’t want to share them on the web. Users can easily modify their pictures through different tools present there. There are effects like red-eye reduction and color balance are present. User can also make animated gifs through quick sequence of pictures. If you don’t want to use these features, you can easily disable those as well.

To get set up, first you have to install Google+ app on your phone. You can download this app from Play Store easily. After installation, when you will run it first time, app will prompt you about auto-backups. You can turn on auto-backup later on manually by going to Settings menu and then Auto Backup.

The advantage of using Google+ is that you can upload unlimited photos and videos which are no longer then 15 minutes. You can also easily access it from any other device. The auto-enhancement features are really helpful to make photos more interesting.

  • Dropbox


Dropbox is one of the best cloud storage services around the globe. With the help of dropox, your phots and videos will be automatically uploaded when you take them and they will be stored online, which you can access any time. By using dropbox app or website, you can view your photos and videos.

Dropbox desktop application is quite helpful for pulling your photos and videos over to local storage device or any other external storage drive. Like Google+ app, you will see prompt message to set up backups for your photos, while you run the app first time. The only disadvantage of this storage is that you can store data up to 2GB.

  • BitTorrent Sync

BitTorrent Sync - Backup Tab

Cloud storage platform has its own benefits, but there is nothing reliable and efficient like local storage devices. If you want to have copies of your pictures and videos from android device to laptop or any other desktop computer, bittorrent sync will do the job for you.

First of all, you have to download the app from Play Store and then after installing, go to Backup. Tap on the icon of folder and find your phone’s directory having your photos. Email the secret code to your email address. You install the desktop version of the application and click on Add a Sync Folder buried under Folders option. Enter the secret key on the first line and browse where your photos are from second line. When you use same Wi-Fi, this application will back them up.