Apple has finally figured out how to let its users get out of the one-way, dead-end street that is the Apple ecosystem. At least part of it.
“You can request to transfer a copy of photos and videos you store in iCloud Photos to Google Photos,” an Apple Support document notes. “Transferring photos and videos from iCloud Photos doesn’t remove or alter the content you store with Apple, but sends a copy of your content to the other service.”
At the moment, the only service that Apple supports transferring to is Google Photos, but presumably more will be added in the future. The process can take 3 to 7 days. And you need to live in Australia, Canada, the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, or the United States to use this feature.
To make the transfer, sign-in to your Apple account at the Apple Data & Privacy website. Then, just choose the service to transfer to. There’s no way to choose which photos and videos to transfer; instead, it will transfer all of your photos, all of your videos, or both.
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