1. Mark Lem's Avatar
    Longtime iPhone user, first time with android. I've always used iTunes (iPhoto) to backup my photos. What do you all use to backup your photos? I guess as a side note what do you use to backup music? I'm really unclear as to what gets backed up where automatically was well.

    Thanks in advance
    11-17-2014 09:34 AM
  2. srmoreno's Avatar
    Just set the setting on Google plus to back up photos to the cloud. It's automatic in the background and easy. Use Google music to store all the music..

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    11-17-2014 09:40 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Longtime iPhone user, first time with android. I've always used iTunes (iPhoto) to backup my photos. What do you all use to backup your photos? I guess as a side note what do you use to backup music? I'm really unclear as to what gets backed up where automatically was well.

    Thanks in advance
    Welcome to the forums. Photos can get backed up to almost any cloud service of your choosing. Google can back them up in the Photos app, or they can be sent to Box, Dropbox, etc..

    Music doesn't really get backed up. You can upload all your music to Google Play Music from your desktop, and then stream or download a copy.

    The other things that get backed up are your contacts if you have them saved to Google servers. I believe they can be saved on Samsung servers as well (been a while since I have had a Samsung, and I didn't user their services), while most other things, like Calendars and such depend on who you back them up to. Samsung is a possibility, along with Google.
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    11-17-2014 09:44 AM
  4. Tkbredx's Avatar
    I don't like the way Google backs up my photos plus it's taking up all my Google memory and I'm a heavy Google Drive user. I ran out of Dropbox storage so I took advantage of Microsofts specials.

    I use one drive to back up all my photos. Free 30 GB of space was too hard to pass up. Lol.
    11-17-2014 10:26 AM
  5. raptir's Avatar
    I currently use Google+ Photos but I'm thinking about switching. Basically, Google+ Photos integrates well and makes it easy to share/manage your photos, but some of the other options are better priced. For example, with my Amazon Prime account I could get free unlimited photo storage which would be great.
    11-17-2014 10:44 AM
  6. mike13ftw's Avatar
    I use one drive which gives 30gb free storage and has automatically photos and videos upload

    Sent from my Note 4
    11-17-2014 02:52 PM
  7. macdarwin's Avatar
    Google drive, paying $1.99/month for 1tb of space.

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    11-17-2014 02:56 PM
  8. plumcrazy's Avatar
    dropbox
    11-17-2014 03:07 PM
  9. LaTuFu's Avatar
    I've been using dropbox for a couple of years now.

    I just started using Google+ just to try it out.

    As you can see from the different responses, Android provides you with a variety of choices.
    11-17-2014 03:17 PM
  10. raziel's Avatar
    Google+ because it's free. And to get photos into my Aperture library on my Mac, I just have it sync with drop box and then drag and drop
    11-17-2014 03:48 PM
  11. Netguysc's Avatar
    Google drive, paying $1.99/month for 1tb of space.

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    Damn I'm only getting 100gig for $1.99/ month
    11-17-2014 04:28 PM
  12. CehowardNote7's Avatar
    I go old school and connect the phone to my Windows PC (via USB cable and the MTP protocol). Then just copy/paste photos/data to my home network's local NAS (Network attached storage) drive. That way my data is never in the cloud and is fully within my direct control.
    Well, you can see in my sig, I am old school too.

    I be offing to a PC, and a 128gb flash if it is important.. Plus, any really important stuff I have to do, I am grabbing my Nikon DSLR.. Then offing them to a PC and flash too..

    I am old school enough to recall when I was pushing a 8088, with 540RAM, and a 20 meg hd, and I was a considered a POWER USER too!!
    11-17-2014 04:59 PM
  13. PaulaO's Avatar
    So many folks are all for Android because it is so customizable and "off the grid" and not connected to iTunes umbilical cord and all that. Yet Google this and Google that. Same thing in my very biased opinion.

    I go old skool. Drag and drop. Apps I want to keep the settings or data from, I do backups of then drop onto my desktop. SyncBack recently added an app option but it isn't up to par yet for me. Once it is working better, I'll use it to sync everything from the phone onto the desktop where then the software regularly backs it to an FTP site I have and my webhost's cloud service.

    No way in heck will I trust Google with backups. Not after Drive mangled a manuscript so bad it was unreadable. Another kept putting in random phone numbers, all linked to spam places. I only used it for those two documents and it screwed up both. Probably just my bad luck but that was enough for me. AndFTP app allows me to access my FTP site from anywhere anyway.
    11-17-2014 08:18 PM
  14. butterfly210's Avatar
    Dropbox and google+

    *My Sexy Note 4*
    11-17-2014 08:37 PM
  15. SabinaKravcar's Avatar
    Hey Mark. I use the Koofr app for backing up my photos from Samsung S4 and it works perfectly.
    11-18-2014 08:04 AM
  16. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I back up my photos to Flickr. I love how my pictures Automatically upload to the service just after I take the picture.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
    11-18-2014 08:10 AM
  17. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I backup all of my photos and music to my laptop. It has 1 TB of room and I don't have to pay any monthly fees and I don't have to worry about anything happening to them or privacy. Plus, like the above poster said, why cut the cord from iTunes only to be enslaved to google? Just an opinion.
    11-18-2014 08:15 AM
  18. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Dropbox for Photos
    I believe it's the most reliable storage out there

    External Hard Drive for music
    I just drag and drop onto my SD Card
    11-18-2014 08:36 AM
  19. raptir's Avatar
    So many folks are all for Android because it is so customizable and "off the grid" and not connected to iTunes umbilical cord and all that. Yet Google this and Google that. Same thing in my very biased opinion.
    The original issue with iTunes was that you literally needed it installed on a computer to activate old iPhones. And I have never heard someone refer to Android phones as "off the grid." They are definitely more customizable, though. Just because I choose to use Google's photo backup service doesn't mean it's the only option.
    11-18-2014 08:39 AM
  20. ChemMan's Avatar
    I usually back all my junk up to one of about 5 hard drives on my main computer. All total about 5.5 Terabytes of storage. Multiple places if I feel they are really important. Since I keep adding drives to the system probably will not fill up for a very long time. Google and dropbox are cute and all but since I currently have close to 3.5 Terabytes of used storage, probably not to feasible to stuff it in the cloud, the cloud would explode.

    Data is addictive. Don't become an addict like me.
    11-18-2014 08:44 AM

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