Transferring iCloud Photos to Google

Transferring iCloud Photos to Google

I wanted to back up ~300 GB worth of photos and videos stored in iCloud Photos to Google for safe keeping. My Google Workspace plan grants each user 4 TB of storage, and I'm barely using any.

I was originally planning on downloading a copy of iCloud Photos through Apple's data and privacy tools and then uploading it to Google Drive. But my home internet is 50/20 Mbps, and that would take more than a day. Next idea was to do the same, but in the cloud using Amazon Workspaces.

But while setting that up, I came across a Google support article which said you can directly transfer iCloud Photos to Google Photos. The article say it takes 3-7 days, but all I had to do was grant Apple permissions to save photos to Google Photos 🙂. Easy!

Leo Xiong

Leo Xiong

Just another fantastic Aucklander in Sydney
Sydney, Australia