How to save photos online without using too much data
With cloud storage services, we all got a way to save our phones' precious storage without deleting the memories of our loved ones. However, the thing with cloud storage is, you either need a Wi-Fi connection or a mobile data plan to ensure all photos/videos are backed-up properly. This can increase your costs, but now, we have a way to avoid that. Here's how.
Google Photos' Express backup mode
Google Photos, the most popular service for auto-backup of photos and videos, has released a new 'Express' mode for uploading your photos/videos, 91Mobiles reported. With this option, your images would be uploaded with a resolution of 3MP while videos will be compressed to standard definition before being uploaded. This means they will consume way less data than the regular 'High-quality' or 'Original quality' modes.
Other two modes consume much more data
Notably, the high-quality mode compressed images to 16MP and videos to HD quality while the original quality mode uploaded the information in the same quality (without any compression). The latter even carries a free storage cap of 15GB.
How to use Express Mode?
Previously, the high-quality mode was the best option for Google Photos users as it offered free unlimited storage. Now, with Express, you'll not only get unlimited storage but also an option to save more data. You can select the option by updating Google Photos to the latest version and heading over to Settings > Backup & Sync > Backup Mode.
Also, you can set daily backup limit
Along with the Express backup mode, you can also set daily limits for the data that you want to be used for the purpose of uploading photos. This way, people with entry-level data plans can make sure that not all of their mobile data is used solely for backing up old photos. Both the options are available for Indian users.