Now you can simply transfer your pictures from Google Images to iCloud Images. This is how

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Three years in the past, Apple and Google launched a instrument that allows you to switch pictures from an iCloud account to Google Images. It took some time, however you are lastly getting slightly reciprocity if you wish to swap from Android to iOS.

Right this moment, the Information Switch Initiative introduced that Apple and Google are increasing on that earlier instrument and letting you switch Google Images collections to iCloud Images. The instrument will probably be rolling out over the subsequent week.

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Each Google and Apple have launched assist pages explaining the method. This is the best way to transfer your photos: 

  • Activate iCloud Images and iCloud Drive if they don’t seem to be already enabled, and be sure you have sufficient iCloud storage. 
  • Head to Google Takeout.
  • Select which albums you wish to switch (the default is all pictures).
  • Choose the third-party service you wish to transfer your pictures to. Proper now, the one choices are Flickr, Microsoft OneDrive, and SmugMug, however iCloud ought to arrive inside a number of days.

Apple says you possibly can solely switch fundamental picture and video information to iCloud Images. Different file varieties like Movement Images, Stay Images, or Recollections are a no-go. Transferred pictures ought to embrace all unique metadata, descriptions, and file names.

As soon as the switch finishes, you will get an e-mail with a hyperlink to seek out your pictures in iCloud. Your Google account will not have entry to iCloud after the switch, Google says, nevertheless it would possibly nonetheless seem in iCloud settings. If it does, you possibly can take away it.

Google notes that the visibility of transferred pictures and movies is determined by iCloud sharing permissions. In the event you switch gadgets once more, Google will ship a brand new copy, and in case you cancel your Google Takeout request, there could also be a delay earlier than you possibly can request it once more.

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Accounts for kids or accounts via a college or group aren’t eligible for picture transfers.

Apple says the switch could take a number of hours and even a number of days relying on what number of information you may have, and that your unique pictures will keep in your Google account.