How to Use Google + to Backup, Organize, Edit and Share Your Photos
Create an Auto Backup System for Your Photos
This system will automatically backup photos from your smartphone or tablet directly to your Google Plus account. A folder in your Google Plus photo albums will be created (Instant Uploads) where all of your photos will be stored. I can't tell you how important it is to have a system that automatically backs up your photos. Photos are snapshots in time that we do not want to lose.
Even though my iphone has photo stream backup, I like to have by photos backed up in two places. Google + gives me that extra security plus I have combined my digital camera photos, screen shots and scanned photos to my Google + account. Having all of my photo albums in one place makes it easier to organize and search my photos.
Visit the Apple app store or Google play for these apps and download to your smart phones and tablets.
Follow the setup procedure for these apps. When prompted enter your email address and username for your Google account.
There will be a message asking if you want your photos to be backed up - enter okay.
When I backed up my iPhone photos I had over a thousand photos to backup. This process did take a while. When my phone would automatically turn off so did the backup. In settings I had to adjust the time that my phone would turn off to never until the photos were backed up. After the photos were uploaded I set the shut off time back to it's normal setting.
To save money I selected to backup videos over Wi-Fi only.
The photos that are in queue will have a circle with an check mark in it. You can view which photos have been backed up in your Google + Instant Upload folder.