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ANVCS.org: How to Backup iPhone and Computer Photos with Amazon Photos

Updated: May 10

In today's digital age, our photos are more precious than ever. They capture memories, milestones, and moments that we want to cherish forever. But what happens if your computer crashes or your phone is lost? That's where photo backup comes in.

Photos take a lot of space typically causing consumers to spend money on their cloud storage (iCloud, Google Photos/Drive, OneDrive).  Those cloud storage applications also compress your photos to a lower quality.  

There are many different ways to backup your photos, but a little used and one of the most convenient is Amazon Prime. Prime members get unlimited photo storage as part of their membership and keep your photos in their original format. This means you can upload all of your photos to Amazon Photos and access them from any device.


Here are some of the benefits of using Prime to backup iPhone and Computer Photos:

  • Unlimited storage: You can upload as many photos as you want without having to worry about running out of space.

  • Automatic backup: You can set up Amazon Photos to automatically back up your photos from your computer or phone.

  • Access from any device: You can access your photos from any device with an internet connection.

  • Security: Your photos are stored securely in Amazon's cloud.

  • Original Quality: Amazon Photos retains full resolution and size of original photo files.


How to Backup Computer Photos with Amazon Photos:

  1. Sign in to your Amazon account and go to Amazon Photos (https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Photos/b?ie=UTF8&node=13234696011).

  2. Click on "Upload Photos" and select the photos you want to upload.

  3. Once your photos are uploaded, you can access them from any device by signing in to your Amazon account and going to Amazon Photos.

How to Backup iPhone Photos with Amazon Photos:

  1. Download the Amazon Photos app from the Play store or App store

  2. Sign in to your Amazon Prime account.

  3. Follow the prompts to automatically upload from your phone.

Our recent class on photo backups walks through using Amazon Photos with your Prime account. The video can be accessed here.


How to Backup iPhone and Computer Photos with Amazon Photos
How to Backup iPhone and Computer Photos with Amazon Photos

Additional tips for backing up your photos:

  • In addition to using Prime photo backup, it's also a good idea to backup your photos to a local storage device, such as an external hard drive.

  • Be sure to back up your photos regularly.

  • Use a strong password for your Amazon Photos account.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your photos are safe and secure.

Check out our full class on Photo Backups by clicking here.


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AnewVista Community Services(anvcs.org) is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of services to the community, including computer classes, in-home and remote tech support, and senior services. We are committed to helping people of all ages live healthy and independent lives.



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Great information! I am going to love the blogs if like this & walk one thru the steps.

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