So what is the best way to auto back-up photos and videos

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by james341, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. james341 macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2007
    Ok, so we have a great device and this device have a great camera.
    I'm sure like me ,a lot of you use the iPhone as the main camera in the house and we taking a lot of photos and videos all the time.
    Im connecting the iPhone everyday to my computer to sync and backup my photos so I'm looking for some auto everyday back solution.
    Here is the services I know and all of them doing great job but only when you get into the app they upload to the server.
    Here is a small list of thing I need and I hope that someone knows an app that doing it.
    1. Auto upload with out entering into the app.
    2. Full resolution back up

    I have the basic iCloud storage plan and I know that the best way to upload and back up photos is iCloud but this service is very pricy so I only have the basic 5Gb and it's not enough.

    I like the flicker app that give 1 Tb of storage but it seems that the app only upload when you go into the app.

    I've also tried Dropbox and Google+ but didn't like it.

    So if someone can give me a good advise I will appreciate it

  2. koerk macrumors regular


    Dec 14, 2013
    Trying to warm up this thread again :)

    I'm in the same boat. I tried the Flickr auto upload but somehow when opening the app I don't see it having backed up all my photos I've taken in the meantime.

    I just activated Dropbox auto upload again with background activation. What bugs me is that the location arrow in the status bar is filled (GPS) instead of hollow (geofence). I'm concerned about battery life and Dropbox collecting my location data... :-/

    Any hassle-free suggestions to auto upload all photos in the background in full resolution? The best package...

    Thank you
  3. james341 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2007
    I hope we can find the perfect solution .
    I'm trying to think that I must pay extra for iCloud service to get the best option.
  4. koerk macrumors regular


    Dec 14, 2013
    What do you mean?
    Photo stream storage is not limited by storage size. Or do you mean iCloud backups? It's not a backup you can extract images from. I don't really consider this a reliable backup for your photos.
  5. 7enderbender macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2012
    North East US
    Similar issue here. I have the 16gb iPhone and it's starting to fill up, most of it with photos. I also have a Mac and I'm looking to simply backup all the photos locally and then delete most of them off the phone.

    What's the best way of doing that? I know that iPhoto imports the photos during the sync. But how do I make sure they don't get deleted off the local machine once I clear them from the iPhone (and iCloud which is also filling up despite having paid for more space already).
  6. Jstuts5797 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 15, 2013
    I too am looking for a better solution to this. Both Dropbox and Flickr I've had issues with and no matter what I do I can't get then to auto upload.

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