Backing Up Media to the Google Cloud- By Zachary Bingham


If you have tons of photos from your family vacation and want to ensure that those photos will be safe through your lifetime, I suggest you back them up into the google cloud. With the google drive app installed on your phone, you can copy your Android files and upload them to the Cloud. Plus it’s free!

Step 1: Set to Upload Files

Connect your Android phone to Wi-Fi hotspot or open cellular. Then open Google Drive on your Android phone. Set up your Google Drive, and log into your account. You will have the main page. Hit the red plus icon at the lower-right corner. Then choose the “Upload” button.

Choose  to Upload Files

Step 2: Choose Files to Backup 

Now you can navigate to files you want to backup. You can upload images, audio, video, Word/Excel/PPT/PDF documents, and more. In the “Open from” page, choose a folder where files you want to backup are stored. Then check items you want and click the button “Done”. Google Drive will backup those files to Cloud.


*NOTE* – This can also be performed on Chromebooks

Step 3: Integrating Google Photos

Any photos, videos , or GIFs  uploaded into your Google Cloud, can be accessed in Google Photos from any device that you sign into. This frees up storage on your devices as well as saves them in a secure location.

If you would like more details on tips and tricks in google photos, you can go here.

With these two simple steps you will be well on your way to saving all those baby pictures and cherished family memories.





Zachary Bingham is a senior currently attending Ash Grove High School.His favorite after school activities are playing video games, watching  anime, and creating programs. Knowledge fuels his day to day life as well as exploring new ideas. Prior experience with technology he has had is  taking OTC  Computer Information Science classes for 2 years. He also has had experience with programming languages such as Python,  C#, HTML, and CSS.

Twitter: @zbinghamAG


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