Google Photos will create automatic backups without having to use its application

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After a recent update, now Google Photos will create automatic backups without having to use its application. The new option is available in the most recent versions of the image galleries of mobile phones from the Xiaomi, OPPO, OnePlus and Realme brands. As it is not activated by default, it is necessary to enter the Gallery app settings and click on the Google Photos logo to configure it.

The integration between the Google Photos app and the manufacturer's galleries allows you to back up images and videos in a simpler way. Furthermore, it is now possible see the images saved in Google Photos in the mobile gallery, without having to open this app. Synchronization is carried out automatically, and it is expected to reach most of the mobile phones of the manufacturing brands in the coming days.

Create automatic backups in Google Photos without opening the app

Google Photos and Gallery

Android mobile manufacturers have to incorporate several of Google's services and applications into their devices. This is why we see some duplicate apps on our Android devices. These are apps with almost identical functions but belonging to different manufacturers: some from Google and others native to the mobile brand.

For example, Xiaomi phones come with a photo and video app called Gallery, and they also have the Google Photos app. Both have practically the same functions, although the Google app stands out for offering more editing options. In any case, these are two similar apps anchored to the operating system and with little relationship with each other, until now.

Recently, the galleries of Xiaomi, OPPO, OnePlus and Realme phones received an update that improves their ability to synchronize with the Google Photos app. Now, It is no longer necessary to open this Google application so that photos and videos are backed up to the cloud. Rather, everything can be uploaded directly from the mobile's native gallery by activating the automatic backups function. Let's see how you can do it.

How to activate automatic Google Photos backups in the Gallery app?

Activate Google backups in Gallery

Next, we show you the procedure to activate automatic backups of Google Photos in the Gallery app. For this, we have used a Redmi Note 12 mobile, but the sequence of steps is practically the same on any Xiaomi brand mobile. In the case of OPPO, OnePlus and Realme devices, just go to the settings of the Photos app.

  1. Open the Gallery app on your Xiaomi mobile.
  2. Click on the menu with the three vertical dots in the upper right corner.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Tap the Google Photos icon, which says something like 'Backup is disabled.'
  5. You will be redirected to the Google Photos app, and you will have to tap Start to activate automatic backup.

Once the backup function is activated, all the photos and videos you take with your mobile will be automatically uploaded to your Google account. You will no longer need to open the Google Photos app for syncing to begin. Instead, the Gallery app itself will be in charge of uploading and backing up the new multimedia content that you store on the device.

Additionally, the new feature allows you to perform some synchronization settings, such as choosing whether you want to download high-quality images automatically. You can also specifically select which camera folders you want to back up to the cloud. This makes it much easier to organize and protect your multimedia files, share photos with Google Photos and manage the storage that the Google account offers.

Two-way synchronization is available on Xiaomi phones

It should be noted that, in the case of Xiaomi mobiles, New setting includes two-way sync with Google Photos. This means that you will not only be able to see in Google Photos the images and videos that you capture with your Xiaomi mobile. Now the photos you save in Google Photos (from other linked devices) will also be available in the Gallery app on your Xiaomi.

Two-way synchronization is expected also reaches OPPO, OnePlus and Realme brand phones as their respective operating systems are updated. As you can see, Google seeks to integrate its photos application with the corresponding applications of devices that use Android as their operating system.

Among the latests Moravia's compositions advantages of this new integration of applications is greater ease in creating backup copies in the cloud. Likewise, it is much easier to access all our photos and videos from the same device. Without a doubt, this is a very smart move on Google's part to achieve greater centralization of its services on all Android phones.

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