Apple now allows you to transfer your iCloud Photos to Google Photos
Apple has combined a service that allows you automatically transfer Images, videos, and albums from your iCloud Photo Archives to Google Photos, reported by MacRumors.
The automatic transfer Images feature has a support document outlining the method, which entails going to the privacy apple.com, logging in, and going through the “transfer a copy of your data” method.
Apple says the transfer will necessitate between three days to a week.
Some things won’t transfer: Apple states shared albums, smart albums, photo stream content, live photos, some metadata, and media that isn’t saved in your iCloud Photo Library won’t get along for the ride.
The part about Live Photos is particularly eyebrow-raising. iPhones practice Live Photos by default, and Apple doesn’t get it clear if the whole image will be left back or just the video clip enclosing it.
Apple announces the feature won’t exclude anything from your iCloud Photo Library; it will just make a copy of it, so you’ll yet require to manually delete things if you no longer want them saved in iCloud.
The transfer method takes between three and seven days, with Apple confirming that you made the request.
To do the transfer, you need to have two-factor authentication turned on for your Apple ID account, and you must own a Google Photos account with enough storage to complete the transfer.
Formats including .jpg, .png, .webp, .gif, some RAW files, .mpg, .mod, .mmv, .tod, .wmv, .asf, .avi, .divx, .mov, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m2t, .m2ts, .mts, and .mkv are compatible to transfer.
Additionally, the feature is currently only possible to people in the United States, Australia, Iceland, Canada, the European Union, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
If you see to make the bounce from iPhone to Android or require to use Google Photos, this tool should present an easy way to directly transfer all of your photos to the service without re-uploading the pictures yourself.
A little clicks and your photos will be on their approach to their new home. Just make positive you have enough Google storage space.