How to Backup Images in Device Folders to Photos

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 19 Aug 2016

Photos are a great way to back up and organize all your images. You still need to do a little legwork if you want to capture everything. That’s because Android manages images saved from different apps into folders. So if you want to save screenshots, Instagram pictures, or photos from other social networks. You will need to go through a few steps. First, launch photos, and open the navigation drawer on the left.
Fire up the slide-out menu to start picking which device folders you want to save.

You just touch the Device folders. You’ll see photos from all the different sources available on your phone. The ones with a blue up arrow are backed up. Those with the line through the cloud aren’t.

Photos pull in all of the different folders and let you save them to your account.

For your photos to automatically backup images from your Snapchat, Instagram, or another folder. Simply touch on the cloud icon, and you’ll see it turn blue. The backup should start immediately unless you’ve set photos to do this through the Wi-Fi only. Along with backing up your existing images from that folder. All new ones will be saved into photos. To turn off the backup, just repeat the process, and touch the cloud icon. The backed-up images will remain, but the new ones won’t be saved to photos. Check out our Android Tips and Tricks section for more tricks to master your Android phone.