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How do I back up my photos and videos?

You can back up the photos and videos stored on your phone to your Google Account. To do this, use Google Photos™ to sync your local and online albums.
Important: Before you can sync your photos and albums, you need to first log in to your Google Account. See the user guide or how-tos for details.

Back up photos using Google Photos

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. If this is the first time you open Photos, turn on the Back up & sync option and then tap Done.
  3. If you want to back up only specific folders on your phone like Downloads or Screenshots, tap Drawer button > Settings > Back up & sync > Back up device folders. Turn on the folders to sync.

Back up your HTC Gallery photos and videos to your Google Account

If you still have the HTC Gallery app installed in your phone, you can also back up stored photos and videos from it to your Google Account.
  1. Open the HTC Gallery app.
  2. Navigate to the set of photos and videos to back up.
  3. Tap the Share button, and then tap Save to Drive or Upload to Photos.
  4. Select the photos or videos you want to upload to and then tap Next.
  5. Tap Save or Upload.

    If you're uploading to Google Drive™, you can choose the folder where you want to save the media files.

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