Apple has introduced a service to make it quick and easy for iCloud users to transfer their stored photos and videos to Google Photos.
Go to Apple’s privacy website : https://privacy.apple.com/ and sign in to see the “Transfer a copy of your data” option. If you select this and go through all the steps, Apple will transfer your iCloud photos and videos to Google Photos.
Transferring photos and videos from iCloud Photos does not remove the content you have stored with Apple, but it gives you a backup method and stores a copy of the content on Google Photos.
The transfer process will take between three and seven days, with Apple verifying that the request was made by you.
To do the transfer, you must have two-factor authentication turned on for your Apple ID account and you must have a Google Photos account with enough storage to complete the transfer
SPEAKING OF GOOGLE PHOTOS
After five years of offering unlimited free photo backups at “high quality,” Google Photos will start charging for storage once more than 15 GB on the account have been used. The change will happen on June 1st, 2021
More than 4 trillion photos are stored in Google Photos, and every week 28 billion new photos and videos are uploaded
All photos and documents uploaded before June 1st will not count against that 15GB cap, so you have plenty of time to decide whether to continue using Google Photos or switching to another cloud storage provider for your photos. Only photos uploaded after June 1st will begin counting against the cap.
Google points out that it offers more free storage than others — you get 15GB instead of the paltry 5GB that Apple’s iCloud gives you — and it also claims that 80 percent of Google Photos users won’t hit that 15GB cap for at least three years.
Google storage is also very well priced with 100GB starting at $24.99 a year