If your storage space is running low on Google Photos and you have an Apple device, you can transfer your photos to iCloud. ICloud lets you access all of your photos on any iCloud-supported device using Apple ID you.
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Here's how you can transfer your photos from Google Photos to your iCloud account:
Download all photos from Google Photos via PC or Mac
Before you start uploading photos, you may want to check for and remove unwanted screenshots, wallpapers, and other images from Google Photos. Open Google Photos in a browser on your PC or Mac to delete these unwanted photos.
Once that is done, you can export photos from Google Photos to your PC or Mac. To transfer them all, you must use the service Google Takeout, to receive one copy of photos from Google Photos. Here's how to do it:
- Open it Google Takeout in your browser.
- Connect to Google account you.
- Click the "Uncheck All" button near the top of the list.
- Scroll down and select the box for Google Photos. Press “All photo albums included", To select only specific by year or month.
- Scroll down and press next to continue.
- You can choose how Google transports these photos to you. Select the Delivery method drop-down menu to define an option. You can get a link through email or yes add these photos to cloud storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive and Box.
- When done, select the export button (Create Export). Google will email the link to you as soon as the download in Takeout is complete. If the photos are large, Google will split the files into 2 GB batches.
The waiting time for this email depends on the number of photos. This means that it can take hours or even days. You will receive download links for your images in the email. These links will allow you download them to your computer or external storage device.
Note that Takeout download links only apply to seven days from the day you ask them.
Transfer photos to iCloud
Uploading all of these photos to iCloud Photos may seem simple. But if you try to add all the images from Google Photos to iCloud, using the iCloud site in a web browser, the browser may freeze or crash.
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This of course will happen if you try to transfer a large volume of photos. So it's a good idea to use a Windows 10 or Mac to import these photos smoothly from Google Photos to iCloud Photos.
How to import images from Google Photos to iCloud on Windows?
First, you need to get it iCloud for Windows from Microsoft Store (if you have not already done so).
- Log in with your Apple ID and verify your computer.
- Press the key Windows + E to open File Explorer. Click iCloud Photos in the navigation pane. If you are opening it for the first time, iCloud Photos will take a few minutes to download the thumbnails of the photos.
- Open another File Explorer window by pressing Windows key + E and navigate to unzipped Google Photos folder.
- From the Google Photos folder, select all the photos you want to import into iCloud.
- Drag these selected photos to the iCloud Photos folder.
Your photos will be stored in iCloud!
How to import images from Google Photos to iCloud on a Mac?
- Open the app photos (Photos app) on your Mac
- Drag your photos from the Google Photos download folder to iCloud.
- With the Photos app open, go to Preferences> iCloud (Preferences> iCloud) and make sure the iCloud Photos box is selected.
After that, you will be able to access your photos using iCloud Photo Library.
You do not need to select just one image storage service
You can use both Google Photos and iCloud Photos to take advantage of both storage solutions.