Apple’s new tool makes it easy to transfer your data to Google Photos. We show you how it works.
Apple has just deployed a tool in Australia, Canada, the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. This tool makes it easy to upload your photos and videos to Google Photos. This is only a file transfer, it does not delete the copies stored in iCloud. This is a method that will complement the methods available to you to switch from an iPhone to Android, for example.
Apple has set up this tool as part of a joint project to facilitate interoperability and thus facilitate the change of platform.
How does Apple’s transfer tool work?
To use this tool, you need an Apple iCloud account and a Google Photos account. The first step is to go to privacy.apple.com. Then select the option Transfer a copy of your data. This is also where you can get a copy of all your data stored by Apple, you can also erase your Apple account.
Finally, you will have to give the agreement on your Google account. Once done, photos and videos will start uploading to Google Photos, a process that can take anywhere from three to seven days, depending on the amount of files to be uploaded.
However, don’t forget that Google Photos albums have a limit of 20,000 photos per album. It will not block the transfer, but your photos and videos will no longer be listed in the Apple album.