Amazon is more than an e-commerce company now. Amazon is all set to become another Google. It entered every possible market like Video streaming, App Store, Cloud data storage, Analytics, AI (Alexa) and so on. Many people are still not aware of these services provided by Amazon. These services are just as reliable as Amazon’s service and come handy with Amazon Prime membership.
Amazon Prime members get unlimited photo storage for their PC and mobile devices. This is similar to what Google photos offer, but Google only gives 15GB of free storage which includes all their services Gmail, Drive, and Photos. So, Prime subscribers can advantage these extra services to get most out their prime membership. We have made a detailed guide, describing how Prime users can setup and use unlimited photo storage offered by Amazon.
What is Amazon Photos?
The e-commerce giant Amazon’s cloud storage for photos and videos is Amazon Photos. When an Amazon customer joins Amazon Prime Membership, they automatically receive unlimited prime photo storage facility and 5GB video storage facility. For the customers who have not taken Amazon Prime membership, receives 5GB photo storage memory. It let’s you upload photos, organize them and share albums with your friends. You can also customize photo gifts for your friends and family here. You can download these photos anytime from Amazon Photos.
How Does Amazon Prime Photo Storage Work?
Amazon Prime Photo Storage is simple to use. You just need to download Amazon Photos app, then sign in on your device for Amazon drive login, then Go to the settings > tap on automatically save photos on your phone to Amazon Photos Storage and allow it to tag people, places and more through image recognition. You can also manually upload photos on Amazon Photos. Then, enjoy your storage on the Amazon photo app!
How to use Amazon Prime Unlimited Photo storage
Method 1: Steps to Manually Upload by Drag and Drop.
Step 1. Visit this URL Amazon.com/photos and Sign in with your user credentials.
Step 2. Welcome screen appears as shown in the image; now users can just drag and drop their photos as we do in the Google drive or photos.
Step 3. Alternatively, users can select the upload option and choose their files for uploading.
Method 2: Steps to backup the photos Using Desktop App (PC users)
Step 1. Amazon Desktop App is available for both Windows and Mac users; the same can be downloadable from this page.
Step 2. Install the appropriate version of the app as per the Operating system and login into the account.
Step 3. In the next step, the App will ask for a Drive sync folder. Create a new folder for this, at your desired location.
Step 4. Finally, App will provide you with a small interface which can be minimised to the system tray. Users can Upload, download and sync their folders using the options on this interface.
Step 5. Now, move all your photo/folders into the sync folder, and they will automatically sync to the cloud.
Step 6. Leave the app in the system tray, for uploading in the background.
Method 3: Steps to backup the photos using Android and IOS Apps
Step 2. After the installation of the App, Open and login to your Amazon account. (Grant the permissions requested by the App)
Step 3. In the Next step, App will ask for turning on the Autosave feature which automates the process of uploading photos. Choose accordingly, as you wish.
Step 4. Regardless of which option you choose, Prime Photo App greets you with an interface having key options like albums, people tags (search function) and a menu button “More.”
Step 5. Click on the More option to configure various setting like Auto/Manual Upload, Wi-Fi/Cellular Data upload, etc.
Prime photos also use image recognition algorithms so that users can directly search for the photos what they are looking for(Eg: Dog, Football ground). Users can also create Albums of certain photos for each access through the Albums menu. That’s it; these are the three simple ways, prime users can take advantage of their unlimited Drive/photos storage. There are other apps too that provide cloud services.
Other Cloud Storage Apps Options
Although Amazon Picture Storage app is very popular, there are several other cloud storage apps that allows you save your photos and videos for a certain amount or free. Some of such apps are, iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive (the most popular one) and many others.
Cloud storage has made it lot easy to save a lot of data without utilizing your device’s storage. Recovery of these photos and videos is simple from these cloud storage apps. Choose the cloud storage app that best suits your needs!