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Backup photos and videos on iPhone and iPad

How to automatically back up your photos and videos on iPhone and iPad.

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Written by Mathias
Updated over a week ago

Do you have Android? See this guide.

If you go to Photos in the iPhone and iPad app, you can see all the photos you have in the cloud along with the ones you have locally on your device. They are all sorted by time.

Onlime can automatically back up photos and videos from your iPhone and iPad in full size and with no data loss.

How to enable automatic backup for iPhone and iPad

You need to enable automatic backup of photos and videos to get started.

  1. Open Onlime

  2. Go to Settings

  3. Select Photos and videos

  4. Turn on Automatic photo backup

Eventually, you can decide whether automatic upload should be allowed over cellular (3G/4G/5G).

The first backup

The first time you upload your photos and videos to the cloud, it may take a long time.

Depending on your internet connection and the number of photos and videos, you need to arm yourself with more or less patience for the first backup.

In order for the first backup to go as quickly and easily as possible, we recommend:

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the charger so that the battery does not run out

  2. Connect to a WIFI

  3. Open Onlime and enable automatic backup

  4. Make sure the screen does not go out by itself by going to iPhone Settings - Display & Brightness - Auto-Lock - Never

  5. Leave the Onlime app open so it can upload without interruption

You can follow how far the upload has come at the bottom of the app screen.

Get everything backed up by leaving the app open

Apple does not allow apps to upload photos and videos in the background for longer than a few minutes. Therefore, it is important that you keep the app open in case of large amounts of data that needs to be uploaded. See the steps above.

Live Photos

Onlime also backs up your Live Photos. Read more here.

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