How to auto backup photos on Samsung Galaxy S5

Google +'s auto backup feature could be the life saver when you accidentally delete files from your Galaxy S5, it allows you to backup photos and videos captured with the phone, downloaded from internet, saved by apps to its professionally maintained storage server, safe from local catastrophe

How to turn on/off auto backup on Google +

Open Google+ app on the Galaxy S5, Long press the capacitive multitask button to bring up the menu, click on settings > Auto Backup, toggle on/off auto backup.

By default the app will automatically backup photos and videos in the photos app when new file added to the library and the Wi-Fi is on.

The Google+ app in Galaxy S5 scans the phone's entire memory for images, videos of compatible format, sometimes it adds redundant files like internet image cache or movies to the library, it is quite unnecessary to backup these files considering though as generous as Google gets, you still have a quota of the cloud storage space.

To backup selected folders on the local memory.

Open thePhotos app > touch the Menu icon/button on the top left > Settings > Auto-Backup > tick or untick Back up local folders

Turning Auto-Backup on or off for individual folders

Open the Photos app > touch the Photos menu icon at the top left > On Device > to the right of each folder title, toggle the Cloud icon to turn Auto-Backup on or off for that folder:

If you happen to mistakenly deleted photos without a backup, check how to recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy S5.

Vito Johnson is an editor of android-photo-recovery.com. He's constantly looking for ways to help you get the most out of your android gadget, and ready to answer your questions in the comment area. Vito owns a Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC one as well as windows and Mac computers. Vito Johnson on Google+.


How to recover deleted photos from Lumia 950 and Windows 10 devices The Lumia 950 is the herald of the Windows 10 mobile, the era of one platform for all, naturally, what you lose from one device, you may stumble upon on another. Windows 10 phones like the Lumia 950 has its backup feature turned on by default, once you powered up the device and ...

How to recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy S6 In this article: Retrieve deleted photos from Google Photos Recover deleted photos from Galaxy S6’s internal memory with Dr.Fone In the age of cloud it's becoming increasingly hard to lose something as precious and personal as the photos and videos ca...

Recover deleted photos from iPhone 6S and iOS 9 devices The obscure “Recently Deleted” folderiPhone 6S or 6S plus owners and everyone operating a iOS 9 device who have unintentionally deleted photos from their phones or tablet should know that there’s a simple way of recovering them, thanks to the long awaited trash bin on iOS &n...

HTC’s Micro arc oxidation makes the metal unibody nearly five-times stronger Impressed by the ceramic metal wrapped around the HTC one s’s ice cream sandwich powered core? For your information, the finely crafted metal is made using a process called micro arc oxidation. It gives the nice ceramic look and feel to HTC’s iconic unibody shel...