In this post, we will go through how you should store your holiday photos both so that they do not take up all the space on the phone, but also so as not to risk them disappearing.
You can of course transfer your photos to the computer or an external hard drive at the end of the holiday. However, the risk of them disappearing during the holidays (if the phone is lost or broken) is great. The absolute most flexible solution for keeping your images safe is thus some kind of cloud service.
What Is Cloud Storage?
The cloud service is about a computer far away. The large companies behind the cloud services (Apple, Microsoft, etc.) have a large server hall where they can store your photos and documents. By doing this, you can access your photos and documents wherever you are, as long as you have an internet connection.
Often you can store up to 5GB for free in these services. Then you can buy space, which often only costs a few kroner. No one other than you can access your files as you protect them using a personal username and password. That’s why it’s incredibly important to have a strong password
WHAT Are There limitations to cloud storage?
If you do not have an internet connection, you will not be able to access your files. But more and more cloud services have an offline function so that you save a version that does not require an internet connection. Another limitation may be devices or servers that do not transfer as quickly. Or the connection is bad. Then it may take time to download the file. Therefore, it is good to test different free clouds and see which one works best.
Sometimes downloading a file may get stuck. But then it is usually enough to log out of the cloud and then log in again after a while. So the limitations usually outweigh the benefits of how smoothly and portably the entire storage works. And as I said, feel free to try different clouds, to see which one suits you best.
What Are The Functions Of Cloud Services?
Many of the services available on the market have settings that allow your photos to be uploaded automatically every time you are connected to WiFi. You can also choose to store all high-resolution images in the cloud and a lower-resolution copy on your phone. In addition, you can manually transfer documents to the cloud if there is something special you want to store there.
The advantage of using a cloud service is that you do not just access your photos on the phone. Because they are in the cloud, you can access them from your computer, tablet, or at work. It removes the extra step of manually transferring the images to the computer.
Which Service Should I Use?
There are several different cloud services that are all very good and reliable. However, you should always use a service from a well-known company, such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc. The larger companies invest a lot in security and you can be sure that your documents are in safe custody.