Today, smartphones are more than just devices for tending to calls and messages. They are almost equivalent to PCs. From emailing to creating your spreadsheet and editing images, smartphones let you do so much. Though they have one major flaw - Android phones doesn't back up and sync files ad Photos by default to Google Drive.
Your photos and videos may have synced to Google Drive via Google Photos a while back. In June 2019, Google decided to stop the process of syncing files between Drive and Photos.
So, how do you get your work done? Well, we at Guiding Tech have figured out a way to sync files and photos between your Android phone and Google Drive. And the good news is that it not just photos, but any file.
Quite obviously, we will need to take the aid of a third-party app. In our case, the app in question is the aptly named FolderSync.
Other than that, you can also set off the sync when you are on roaming and even schedule the sync. The default sync interval is 5 minutes and can go up to a month. However, if you are in a mood to experiment, tap on Advanced and set a custom day and date.
Interestingly, you can also customize the notifications. The setting that I love the most is the 'Show notification on sync' option.
Similar to the ones above, there are a ton of settings on FolderSync which you can experiment with.
Also, you can check the status of the sync via the Sync Status option. Just tap on it, and everything will be displayed.
Pro Tip: The premium version of FolderSync opens up a lot of options.
Alternatives: Autosync for Google Drive
There are a couple of options other than FolderSync, which lets you sync the contents of your phone to Google Drive. However, the options are a tad limited.
The free version lets you sync one folder. Plus the customization options are also limited, and you won't have the freedom to add rules and filters.
However, if you love to keep things simple, you can give this app a try.
The best thing about this third-party service is that unlike Google Photos, I can sync high-quality photos directly to Google Drive. Plus, it also gives me the independence to choose the type of files and folders, without any limitations.
So, what kind of Sync settings will you use with this app? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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