Backing up your photos and videos to a cloud service is mostly free these days. With this tutorial, you will learn how to auto backup your Android photos and videos directly to Dropbox. Once set up, you can just leave and it will do its job for you. Whenever you click a photo or shoot a video, the app shall automatically scan them from your gallery and save it to your synced Dropbox account.
For this trick to work you need to have a Dropbox account, the PC or MAC (we are using PC) and the Android app installed on your respective devices.
On your Android Smartphone
Step 1. Open the Dropbox app and head towards the settings panel.
Step 2. Once you are inside the settings panel just scroll down to “Camera Uploads Section“.
Step 3. Go to “What to Upload” and select the desired option.
Step 4. Then go to “How to upload” section and choose the desired option.
Step 5. Go to “When to Upload” section and choose the desired option.
On your Windows PC
Step 1. Download, install and set up your Dropbox account.
Step 2. On the notification bar, click on Dropbox and heads towards “Preferences“.
Step 3. Go to the “General” Tab and click on “Start Dropbox on system startup”.
Step 4. Head towards the next tab named “Accounts” and make sure your Dropbox account is synced with the PC.
Step 5. Now heads towards the “Import” tab and select the desired option under the “Camera Upload” section.
Step 6. Lastly, go to the “Sync” tab and select your Dropbox location. This step is optional as its already done while setting up your Dropbox account on your Windows PC. Location can be changed as desired.
Now Just sit back and relax. Whenever you take a picture or shoot a video, Dropbox app on your phone shall scan for new images and sync the same to your computer. These files shall be available in your Dropbox account until and unless you move them to a new location or delete it completely from your Dropbox account.
Try yourself and let us know if you come across any problems.