The most convenient and reliable way of backing up and getting pictures from a broken phone or computer nowadays is through cloud or online syncing services. This has become standard for most smartphone devices like Apple iPhones or Google Androids. Generally speaking, a default amount of limited storage is included for free with these phones and services. The online cloud storage is compatible with multiple devices such as tablets, PCs, and other smartphones. It’s also important to note that cloud storage can store more than photos and videos; it can store documents, emails, programs, etc.
Most devices that are attached to cloud services can be set to automatically back up your files and save them in a secure digital space. This is all done in the background every time you take a photo or write something in your notes app and can be accessed from any of your synced devices at any given time.
Some of these services are already built-in with your phone’s manufacturer, but other third-party services exist and can do the same thing as well. Microsoft OneDrive, Apple iCloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox are programs that can sync files from your device(s) to their online storage, and from there you can access them from any device you are logged into.
Many of these services, however, only allow limited space most often around 15 GB.
Alongside your phone’s primary cloud service, additional memory from any service will come with a price, resulting in a monthly subscription. Some can go as high as 2 TB (terabytes) and depending on your photo usage, may or may not ever be used up to the fullest. Even with a subscription, the peace of mind knowing the images on your phone are stored safe and securely in one place can be well worth the price.