User Case: Can I Transfer Photos from iCloud to Google Photos
"How to copy photos from iCloud Photos to Google Photos? The way uploading and downloading can cause the tags in the original images to be lost, especially the date and geotags. Is there any other smart and fast way? Thanks a lot!"
Why Copy/Transfer iCloud Photos to Google Photos
In this age of ever-increasing smartphone camera capabilities, many users need a solid and reliable place to store photos and videos, as well as a powerful tool for organizing, categorizing, and finding them. There are many options to choose from, but the most famous and easy-to-use are Google Photos and iCloud Photos.
Unlike iCloud Photos, which relies on the company's iCloud storage service to back up photos and videos, Google Photos is designed specifically to give users the option to create backups of their multimedia. Not only does Google Photos offer a generous 15GB of free storage, but it also offers a variety of smart search features, including facial recognition and editing tools that add to the platform's capabilities.
Therefore, in the face of generous 15GB and many advanced features, many users will use both Google Photos and iCloud Photos services at the same time, but how to copy pictures between Google Photos and iCloud Photos has made many users difficult. Don't worry! This article will provide you with two of the most popular and practical solutions.
Solution 1: Directly Copy/Transfer iCloud Photos to Google Photos via MultCloud
If you want to duplicate your iCloud Photos to Google Photos more quickly, you can choose a professional cloud file migration tool---MultCloud. MultCloud is a convenient platform to connect and manage multiple cloud drives such as Google Photos, iCloud Photos, Google Drive, Dropbox, SharePoint, OneDrive, Amazon S3, FTP, Flickr, MEGA, Google Workspace, OneDrive for Business, etc.
What are the advantages of MultCloud compared to other tools?
♥ Selective Copy: You can select specific files to copy to other cloud accounts.
♥ Quick Transfer: You can get up to 10 transfer threads to move data quickly.
♥ Automatic Transfer: You can set a regular time to perform cloud file migration tasks.
♥ Easy Transfer: You can easily copy/transfer data across multiple cloud accounts.
If you are using multiple cloud accounts above, you can add them to MultCloud so that you don't have to switch accounts frequently to get data. To copy iCloud Photos to Google Photos, you can use 2 main methods supported in MultCloud: one is to use the "Copy to" function, and the other is to use the "Cloud Transfer" function.
Way 1. Selectively Copy iCloud Photos to Google Photos via Copy to
If you only have a few files to copy between iCloud Photos and Google Photos, you can directly use the "Copy to" function.
Step 1. Create an account on MultCloud via your email and log in directly.
Step 2. Then, click on the "Add Cloud" tab in the left navigation bar. You will see how many cloud services MultCloud supports. Next, click the icons of iCloud Photos and Google Photos respectively, and authorize MultCloud to add your cloud account.
Step 3. Now, go to iCloud Photos and find the picture you want to copy to Google Photos, then right-click to select the "Copy to" tab, after that choose a folder in Google Photos as the destination, and finally click "OK" to start the process.
MultCloud will copy data in the background. Once you're done, you can go to Google Photos to see if the copied image exists.
Way 2. Automatically Transfer iCloud Photos to Google Photos via Cloud Transfer
When you have a large number of files, the "Copy to" function is not so efficient. Thankfully, MultCloud provides you with an advanced and useful feature that allows you to migrate files directly and seamlessly between cloud drives. By using the "Cloud Transfer" feature, files will be transferred quickly and easily as MultCloud provides up to 10 transfer threads.
Now, you can refer to the following operations to easily and automatically transfer your iCloud Photos to Google Photos.
Step 1. Sign in to your MultCloud account and make sure iCloud Photos and Google Photos are added.
Step 2. Go to the "Cloud Transfer" button on the left taskbar. Then press the first box to select the folder in iCloud Photos to copy and press the second box to select the folder in Google Photos as the destination. Finally, click "Transfer Now" to start the task.
- MultCloud allows users to set up scheduled transfers in "Schedule". For example, users can choose to run transfer tasks at specific times: daily, weekly, and monthly.
- You can migrate data offline without a computer. Once the task is started, you can simply leave your computer because MultCloud can automatically run the task in the background.
- Likewise, you can apply the same steps when you intend to import Flickr to Google Photos.
As you can see, transferring iCloud Photos to Google Photos via MultCloud is very simple and easy. Likewise, when you intend to transfer iCloud Photos to another account, such as iCloud Photos to Flickr, you can do it effortlessly through MultCloud.
Solution 2: Manually Transfer a Copy of Your iCloud Photos Collection to Google Photos
In March 2021, Apple introduced new tools to transfer copies of your iCloud Photos to other services, such as Google Photos. With this tool, you can add iCloud Photos to Google Photos effortlessly.
Before starting, you'd better prepare the following:
- Make sure you're using iCloud Photos.
- You must enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID.
- Make sure your Google account has enough storage space available.
After everything is ready, you can do the following operations.
Step 1. Open the Google Photos app on your phone, tap "Library" and then tap "Utilities".
Step 2. Scroll down the page and click "Import photos".
Step 3. Select iCloud on the pop-up page.
Step 4. After that, you will be redirected to your iCloud login page, please enter your credentials and authorize your 2FA.
Step 5. Then, you will enter iCloud's Data and privacy dashboard. Find and click "Request to transfer a copy of your data" then choose what you want to do with iCloud Photos.
Step 6. Select Google Photos as the destination. You'll get a summary of what you'll be doing, then click "Continue Transfer" to start the transfer.
If the process went well, you will receive a confirmation email letting you know that the iCloud Photos to Google Photos transfer has started. Depending on the size of your library, the entire transfer process may take several days.
You can use the tool provided by Apple to copy iCloud Photos to Google Photos, which can help you transfer a large number of pictures or videos at one time. If you want to keep your hands free and automate the iCloud Photos to Google Photos copying process, you can turn to MultCloud for help.
It is also worth mentioning that when using MultCloud, you can also use other functions of MultCloud. When you are struggling to download torrent files, magnet links and URLs to the cloud you use, for example, magnet link to Google Photos, you can use the "Remote Upload" feature.
MultCloud Supports Clouds
OneDrive for Business
box for Business
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