Battle of Backup: iCloud Photos Vs Google Photos

Clicking pictures doesn’t require elaborate planning these days, thanks to our smartphones. Nothing beats iPhones when it comes to clicking instant high quality pictures. As easy it is to click, the downside is running out of storage space in the blink of an eye.

For Android users, Google Photos is undoubtedly the best option to save their memories on cloud. However, iPhone owners often get confused between iOS cloud and Google Photos. Each have their own set of pros and cons. So here’s a quick lowdown on the best and worst of both the services.

Google Photos


This is a great option for those in love with the Google’s interface. Your photos show up neatly in a folder on Google Drive. If you have constant web access it’s a great option.

  1. Compatibility

The best part? Forget compatibility issues. The app works exactly the same way on both Android and iOS platforms.

  1. Unlimited Storage

Another exciting perk about the app is that it provides us unlimited storage space on its cloud service to store the pictures. For original photos, you get 15GB Google Drive space that comes free with the account. And it can be upgraded according to your requirements any time you want.

  1. Awesome filters

Google Photo’s powerful editing toolset provides us with beautiful filters and useful tools to make the editing process much faster and easier.

  1. Smart Organization

Google doesn’t just categorize your pictures according to date. Instead, it recognizes locations, faces and objects. So, if you just type “car” in the search bar, it will show you all the photos that have a car in them. Cool isn’t?

  1. Optimized Search

Google smartly follows an insane facial recognition engineering which takes the searching process to a different level. You can simply click on a face icon to trigger all the pictures of that particular person.

So, if you’re photo freak whose looking for unlimited storage option, with excellent accessibility features, (not to forget free of cost), Google Photos is the one for you.

iCloud Photos


iCloud phots is the most suitable and convenient option for iPhone users. Apple’s seamless engineering makes the app worth it.

  1. Auto Backup

You don’t have to worry about backing up your pictures or arranging them. Simply turn the auto-backup option on, so that your iPhone keeps uploading you pictures to cloud.

  1. Storage Plans

Unlike Google, apple offers 5GB limited storage for free. But you can anytime buy additional storage plans as soon as you run out of space.

  1. Syncing

If you’re using Apple’s iCloud Photo Library, all your digital goodies are synced between your devices and thus appear in the Photos app on those devices, though they’re also accessible (and downloadable) in a web browser.

  1. Efficient Organization

Apple Photos’ automatic organization powers extends to facial recognition and some self-populating albums including importing videos, bursts, panoramas, etc.

  1. Advanced Editing

Apple photos provide users with some enhanced editing features like adjusting contrast, re touch, fixing red eye, auto fix and more. So if you love taking control over your pictures don’t forget to try this out.

The Bottom Line

Still deciding what to pick? If you’re a photo buff who loves creating tons of memories, then go to Google Photos. Otherwise iPhone users must give iCloud a sure try as the price is definitely worth the ease it gives you.

Hope this helps you out!

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