How to transfer your iCloud photos to Google Photos


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Apple has quietly has launched a service that lets you automatically upload your iCloud photos and videos to Google Photos.

The company detailed this new tool in a service document, stating that it will take three to seven days to transfer your media files to Google Photos. He has justified that he uses this time to verify your request.

While you are allowed to move all of your photos and videos, some formats like Live Photos, RAW images, and Smart Albums may not transfer to the original format – or transfer at all.

Here’s how you can request a transfer:

  • Go to and sign in with your Apple ID.
  • Select the option “Transfer a copy of your data”.
  • Select iCloud Photos and choose Google Photos as the destination.
  • Start the transfer by signing in to your Google Account.

Before placing all of your images and clips on Google Photos, you should check how much storage space you have left in your account.

Also note that this transfer does not delete the photos from your iCloud account. It simply copies them to Google Photos. So if you want to make some room on your iCloud, you will have to do it manually by deleting the photos from iCloud after the transfer is complete.

The company said that currently, this service is available to users in Australia, Canada, the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom. United States.

It’s unclear why Apple wants to restrict something like data transfer to just a few territories. Hopefully this service will be rolled out worldwide soon.

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Published March 4, 2021 – 06:31 UTC


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