There are many cloud storage services available today, and Apple and Google offer two of the more popular options. Switching can be a daunting task, but Apple makes it easy to move your iCloud library to Google Photos.
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The installation process is simple, but the actual transfer can take up to a week if you have a particularly large library. Let’s start.
First, go to privacy.apple.com in a web browser such as Safari or Google Chrome. Log in with your Apple ID.
Click “Continue” to accept the Apple ID & Privacy Statement.
Then select the link “Request to transfer a copy of your data”.
You will see details on how much of your library can be transferred. Below that, select the drop-down menu and choose ‘Google Photos’ as the destination.
You can now select what content you want to transfer and then ‘Continue’. Your choices include photos and videos.
The next screen explains that if your Google account doesn’t have enough space, not all items will be copied. Click on “Continue” to continue.
A new window will open where you can sign in or choose your Google account.
Click “Allow” in the pop-up message to allow Apple to add photos and videos to your Google Photos library.
Select “Allow” again on the next screen to confirm your choices.
Finally, Apple explains that the process takes between three and seven days. When the transfer is complete, you will be notified via your Apple ID email. Click on “Confirm Transfers” to exit.
That’s all! Keep an eye on the email when the transfer is complete. A copy of your iCloud photos and videos will now be displayed in Google Photos.
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