Google Photos is a great backup tool that most of us who are heavily invested in Google’s ecosystem of apps and services use. If you are running a stock Android phone, most likely the Google Photos is your default gallery app. But not everyone likes to live on the cloud.
If you accidentally deleted your local backup by taping the “Free up xyzMB from device” prompt in Google Photos or some other reason and want it back, or if you simply want to pull your collection from the cloud and store it on your phone or elsewhere where it’s accessible offline for any reason, the process isn’t as seamless. Here is what you need to do to transfer single or multiple photos from Google Photos back to your phone.
How to download a single image from Google Photos to your phone storage
Downloading a single image is simple.
Step 1: Open Google Photos App and navigate to the image you wish to download.
Step 2: Tap on the image to open it. Now press the triple dot menu on the top right.
Step 3: Tap on ‘Save to device’ option. You will be able to access them from a separate ‘Restored’ folder from your Gallery app.
How to download multiple photos from Google Photos to your phone storage
To download multiple photos all at once from Google Photos you will need your PC. There is no option to download multiple photos from Google photos back to your phone.
Step 1: Open the Google Photos App on your PC
Step 2: Select multiple images that you wish to download.
Step 3: Now tap on the triple dot menu icon on the top right corner. You will find the download option here.
Step 4: After downloading your images to your PC, you can then transfer them to your phone.
How to transfer multiple images from Google Photos To local storage
As you can see, the process to transfer multiple images is a bit indirect. It isn’t every day that you will need to transfer images back to your phone, so I guess the workaround shouldn’t be grossly inconvenient.