Amazon Drive offers 5 GB cloud storage for free for your files, videos and photos. If case you have an iPhone (or an iPad) you can use the Amazon Drive iOS app to upload the photos (and videos) on your device. We tell you how to do it.
Amazon Drive iOS App
Open the app and login with the username and password of your Amazon account. Now you are ready to upload your own photos and videos to Amazon Drive. You got 5 GB for free and that are a lot of photos!
Step by step tutorial to upload your iPhone photos to Amazon Drive
Open the Amazon Drive app and at the bottom you see a menu with three options:
Tap the All button in the middle of the menu.
At the top of the Amazon Drive app you also see a menu at the top of your iPhone screen. Click on the three dots in the upper right of your iPhone screen.
Now a new pop-up menu will appears in your Amazon Drive iOS app. The pop-up menu has six options:
- Select All
- Create Folder
- Sort by Date
Click Upload in the pop-up menu.
Select Upload in the pop-up menu in the Amazon Drive iOS app
After clicking on Upload another pop-up menu appears on your iPhone screen with the following four options:
- Photos and Videos
- Browse (in the image below you see Bladeren, which means Browse in Dutch)
Select Photos and Videos in the pop-up menu.
Select Camera Roll in the Amazon Drive iOS app. In case you have made Albums on your iPhone, it also possible to select one of your choice.
Now the screen Camera Rolls on your iPhone. Press Select all if you want upload all the pictures of a certain day to Amazon Drive. It is also possible to select a few photos of certain day to be uploaded to Amazon Drive. In that case, just tap on a photos you want to backup to the cloud.
It is not possible to select all your photos in your Camera Roll in one time. You can only select photos of a certain day. If you have uploaded these pictures, you can choose the photos of another day which can be uploaded then. So uploading a big Camera Roll of long period of time to Amazon Drive can take a long time!
In this tutorial we tap Select All and backup all the photos of a certain day.
In the in the upper right of your iPhone screen you click Next and a new screen will appear. Select the folder in Amazon Drive to which the photos needs to be uploaded and click on Upload.
The uploading of the photos is going to start. In het middle of your iPhone screen the word Uploading appears.
And off course you can check whether your photos are backupped on Amazon Drive. Tap on Settings in the bottom menu of your iPhone. A new screen with the name Settings appears and now click on Upload Status.
In the image below of the screenshot you see the number 23 (in the icon Settings) and that means that 23 photos are stil needs to be uploaded. As long as the upload process is going on, the number is countdown to zero. After the upload to Amazon Drive is finished the number in the Settings icon disappears.
In the section Upload Status you can check whether the photos are fully uploaded. If you see “succesfully uploaded” its means that your photos are now safe on Amazon Drive.
Save mobile data by chosing wifi only uploading
When you have 3G of 4G on your iPhone, you can choose the mobile network to upload your videos and photos to Amazon Drive. But in case you want to upload a lot of photos or big videos, it can generate a lot of data traffic. This costs you money, unless you have mobile subscription with unlimited data.
To avoid a lot of data traffic with the mobile network you can choose for only uploading in case your iPhone is connected to wifi. You need to do something in the Settings of your iPhone. We tell how to it.
Open your iPhone and tab Settings on your screen. Scroll down and look for the Amazon Drive. Tab Amazon Drive and a new screen appears. You see Mobile Data and tab the button to the left so that the green colors disappears It is possible that you don’t see a green color in the button and that means that your iPhone is only using wifi for uploading to Amazon Drive.