Whereas Google Photos has been the subject of some scrutiny because it introduced it could be removing its unlimited “High Quality” free storage option, it’s nonetheless a extremely popular service. Apple is making it simple to transfer from iCloud to Google Photos with a new free feature launched today.
To request a switch of iCloud photographs, you first want to sign up to privateness.apple.com along with your Apple ID, then select to switch a duplicate of your information. Comply with the prompts to full the request, the place you’ll be requested to sign up to your Google account to provoke the switch. As soon as that’s performed, you’re going to get a affirmation e-mail that the switch has been requested and also you’re performed. You will obtain a second e-mail as soon as the switch has been accomplished.
“Your Google account’s whole space for storing applies to content material transferred from iCloud Photos to Google Photos,” Apple specifies. “Google Photos additionally has a restrict of 20,000 photographs per album. When you switch an album with greater than 20,000 photographs, the extra photographs are nonetheless transferred however are usually not added to the album.”
Additionally be aware that every time doable, photographs are transferred with their albums, and solely the newest edit of a photograph is transferred and never essentially the unique model. Movies are transferred individually outdoors of albums.
Apple says that you may request to switch a duplicate of photographs and movies that you just retailer in iCloud Photos to Google photographs at any time, and transferring these photographs and movies doesn’t take away them or alter the content material you share with Apple, however as an alternative is just sending a duplicate.
The switch course of can take between three and 7 days, which Apple says is finished to guarantee that the request to achieve this is reputable and never an try to entry personal info by a nefarious third get together.
Apple describes the function as the power to switch a duplicate of photographs saved in iCloud to one other service, however initially, that’s solely out there for transfers to Google Photos. That does go away the door open for this function to work with different providers sooner or later although, so if you happen to’re eager to bounce off iCloud however don’t essentially assume Google Photos is the correct place for you, there’ll possible be different choices down the street.