How to Backup SD Card to Google Photos

Jean updated on Sep 06, 2019 to Todo Backup Resource | How-to Articles

Being a popular cloud storage app for Android, Google Photos owns a large number of users of countless Android brands. You can download this app on the Google Play, with the grant of backing up unlimited photos and videos for free, up to 16MP and 1080p HD.

This page will focus on the technique of how to upload the pictures and videos from an external SD card/micro SD card/TF card to Google photos on your Android phone/tablet without requiring a laptop or PC. Besides, you should understand that Google Photos is not an ideal backup location if you wish to keep the copy without affecting the picture effects. Instead, you should consider using EaseUS Todo Backup to back up any type of memory cards to Google Drive on your computer.

How to Back Up SD Card to Google Photos on Android

Step 1. Open the Google Photos app on your Android device.

Step 2. At the top left, touch the "menu" icon with three horizontal lines.

Step 3. Select "Settings > Back up & sync".

Step 4. Tap "Choose folders to back up..." and select the SD card folders you want to back up.

How to Back Up SD Card to Google Drive on Windows

Google Drive comes to the best alternative backup location when it comes to backup your micro SD card to the cloud with the following demands.

  • You're a professional photographer who takes photos so frequently but doesn't want your masterpieces to be compressed while uploading to the Google Photos.
  • The SD card is for your digital camera and you don't use an Android phone/tablet.
  • You got tons of RAW images on the SD card which Google Photos doesn't support for Raw images transfer.

And, you should rely on the Google Drive backup software, which allows you to backup your SD card to the Google Drive on your computer. Just put your card in a card reader if necessary and connect it to your computer.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS cloud backup software and choose the "File Backup" option.

choose file backup to backup files to cloud

Step 2. Choose the target files you want to backup by either "User Defined" mode or "File Type" mode.

"User Defined" allows you to choose files according to their file directory, while "File Type" is much simpler if you only backup files with specific file formats of pictures, documents, videos and so on.

choose files you want to backup to cloud

Step 3. In order to backup files to the Cloud storage, click the "Browse" button in the "Destination" area. The new mini window pops out. Click "Cloud Device" and click "+ Add Cloud storage service".

add a cloud device

Step 4. EaseUS Todo Backup supports three popular Cloud services at present, which are Dropbox, GoogleDrive and OneDrive. Choose your own cloud drive that attached to your computer. Allow EaseUS Todo Backup to view and manage the files in your GoogleDrive.

choose a cloud service and let easeus todo backup to connect

Step 5. Click "Proceed" to start backing up files to your Cloud drive at once.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

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What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.