How to transfer photos from iCloud to Google Photos with Apple’s new tool
If you want to transfer your photos and videos from iCloud to Google Photos, now you have it much easier. Apple has launched a new tool that allows you to do it in a very simple way. We explain how it works.
Are you going to make the leap to Android and want to transfer the images that you have stored in iCloud? If the answer is yes, we are happy to inform you that Apple has launched a new tool to transfer photos from iPhone to Google Photos that makes your life much easier.
The new Apple service has a very simple operation, and allows you to transfer in a couple of clicks a copy of all the photos and videos that you have associated with your Apple ID. Therefore, this tool will be useful whether you want to transfer your multimedia files to another mobile or if you are simply interested in having a backup copy.
Before requesting iCloud photo transfer, check what your files take up and make sure you have enough space in Google Photos. You can quickly check it in Settings> Apple ID> iCloud, by clicking on the Manage storage option located under the graph that indicates the total space you have occupied.
After completing this check, to request iCloud transfer of photos and videos follow the steps that we detail below:
- Go to Apple’s data and privacy page in this link and sign in with your Apple ID. You’ll need to confirm double-factor access, so have another Apple device linked to your account handy.
- Click on the link Request the transfer of a glass of your data in the section Transfer a copy of your data.
- In the next window you will see the number of photos and videos that you have associated with your account and the gigs they occupy. Select Google Photos in the drop-down and then check the box of what you want to transfer (photos, videos or everything). Click on Continue.
- You will see a notice that indicates the space that you have to have free in Google Photos to be able to carry out the transfer. Click the Continue button and then sign in with your Google account to start the transfer.
- You will receive an email notification with the request, and Apple will notify you by email when the transfer is complete. The process can take between three and seven days.
You have to keep in mind that some data and formats may not be available in Google Photos, for example smart albums, Live Photos or some RAW files.