Alexander: Transferring your picture assortment from one cloud to a different

Q: I pay Apple an additional charge to retailer my hundreds of iPhone photographs on its iCloud on-line service. However I would slightly change to Google Photographs, as a result of it gives extra free storage. (I notice I’d nonetheless should pay for some additional storage.) I additionally need to have the ability to obtain my Google photographs to my desktop pc and maintain backup copies there. And earlier than I do all this, I would like a straightforward solution to get rid of all of the doubles and triples I’ve of some iPhone photographs. What do you counsel?

Cathy Prusinski, Dyer, Ind.

A: There are arguments for and in opposition to switching cloud storage providers.

Google does offer you extra free on-line storage (15 gigabytes) than Apple (5 gigabytes.) However the 15 gigabytes are shared by Google Photographs, Gmail and Google Drive (which shops paperwork), so it most likely will not be sufficient to carry hundreds of photographs, too.

Another Google storage plan means that you can retailer an infinite variety of photographs for those who permit Google to completely scale back its decision, or high quality, to avoid wasting space for storing. However Google is discontinuing that possibility in June.

The excellent news is that purchasing further on-line reminiscence from Google is affordable — nevertheless it’s low-cost from Apple, too, which is an argument for not altering cloud storage providers. Google costs $2 a month for 100 gigabytes and Apple costs $1 a month for 50 gigabytes.

However there’s another choice for getting extra free on-line space for storing, and right here Google has the benefit.

Google’s 15-gigabyte restrict applies to a single Google account, and there is nothing to stop you from signing up for a second free account that has its personal 15 gigabytes of free storage. Getting a second Apple iCloud account would solely get you one other 5 gigabytes.

To switch Google photographs to your pc, open Gmail and click on the icon on the higher proper that appears like a sq. made up of dots. Within the ensuing menu, click on “photographs.” To avoid wasting an image to your pc, double-click the picture to open it, then click on the three dots on the higher proper and select “downloads.”

To get rid of duplicate photographs in your telephone, search Apple’s App Retailer for “Remo Duplicate Photographs Remover,” “Photograph Finder: iCloud & Duplicate” or “Gemini Photographs: Gallery Cleaner.”

Q: After I purchased my iPhone 11, I used to be in a position to make use of Microsoft’s Outlook app to entry my Comcast e-mail account. However after I upgraded the iPhone’s working system to iOS 14.2, I may solely obtain Comcast e-mails, not ship any. I believe it is only a settings difficulty, however Comcast, Apple or Microsoft have not been capable of assist. What ought to I do?

Jim Connors, Merrimack, N.H.

A: It is not a settings difficulty. The Outlook app for the iPhone wasn’t designed to be suitable with Comcast’s Xfinity e-mail system. My guess is that your telephone’s iOS replace simply made the incompatibility extra apparent.

If you wish to proceed utilizing Comcast’s e-mail system, you’ll have to hand over on the Outlook app and entry your Comcast mail by the xfinity.com web site or through the Xfinity Join app for iPhone (see tinyurl.com/y9f5xp9y).

If you wish to maintain utilizing the Outlook app, you will have to change to an e-mail system that is suitable with it, corresponding to Google’s Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Apple’s iCloud or Microsoft’s Outlook.com (a Net-based mail system that’s not associated to the Outlook app.)

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