How to Back Up Your iPhone Photos

5 Ways to Back Up Your iPhone Photos


How to Back Up Your iPhone Photos

Consider yourself to be an iPhoneographer? Chances are you have thousands of photos on your iPhone. Whether your pictures are for business or personal use (or both!), it’s so important to find a system to keep them stored, organized, and easily accessible. The last thing you would want is to lose them if something were to happen to your iPhone!

Here at Bloguettes, pictures are such an important part of what we do. Having your pictures organized and all in one place can be extremely helpful when it comes to planning your social media, as you can always use your older photos! Finding a way to back up all of your photos can seem overwhelming, but no need to worry! Here are five simple ways to back up your iPhone photos:


One of the easiest ways to back up your iPhone photos is to save them to your desktop! If you’re a Mac user, simply use the Photos app that comes with OS X on your desktop or laptop. This is an easy and effective way to store your photos, because all of your photos from your photo stream will automatically upload into Photos on your computer.

However, don’t forget to take the next step and back up your photos! Connect your iPhone to your computer and go to the Import tab to upload your pictures in the Photos app itself. Once you’ve done this, your images are saved to your computer and you can delete them from your iPhone to free up space!

iCloud Photo Library

Another great way to back up your iPhone photos is to use iCloud Library. This service allows you to automatically upload photos from your phone, so you don’t have to back them up manually! Depending on how much space you need, plans range from $0.99/month for 50GB of storage to $9.99/month for 1TB of storage. You can upgrade your plan by simply going into your settings, selecting iCloud, and turning on iCloud Photo Library.


Flickr is a cloud storage service that uploads images right from your iPhone! With 1TB of free space, Flickr is one of the most cost-effective solutions to storing all of your photos. Simply download the Flickr app, and if you want Flickr to automatically back up all of your photos, turn on the Auto-Uploadr feature. If you want to manually select which photos are backed up to Flickr, simply turn this feature off.

Flickr is also great for organizing your photos! Within the app, you can create a group name, description, and location for your photos. This will save you endless amounts of time scrolling to find that one photo! However, keep in mind that organizing your photos into folders can take quite some time initially.


Dropbox is a great tool to use if you’re looking to keep your photos organized and all in one place! Plus, if you download the Dropbox app and create an account, it can automatically upload images that you take with your iPhone. If you’re new to the app and are downloading it for the first time, simply enable the camera upload feature when prompted. Or, if you’re already a user, go to Settings > Camera Upload > On. Give Dropbox permission to access your photos and you’re good to go!

Insider’s Tip– It’s best to choose to upload pictures only when connected to Wi-Fi (this will save your precious data!)

5 Ways to Back Up Your iPhone Photos

We are big fans of Dropbox here at Bloguettes! We use it to store all of our photos and keep them organized. For example, we create folders for photos from our events, stock photos, images for blog posts, and more! Plus, when it comes to planning our social media, this is where we pull a lot of our images from. Dropbox is also collaborative, so it’s a great tool for businesses!

Hard Drive

With all of the different online storage options out there, the traditional method of saving your photos to a hard drive is often overlooked. However, this is still one of the most trustworthy ways to protect your photos! Computers crash, companies can cancel services, and technology continues to change. So, it’s important to always keep a copy of your photos for yourself.

In addition to using Dropbox at Bloguettes, we also back up all of our photos to a hard drive! This helps to ensure that no matter what happens, we have always a backup copy of all of our photos. Overall, online services are great for easy access and organization, but be sure to back up your photos to a hard drive as well. You’ll thank yourself later!

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