How to Automatically Back Up Your iOS Photos to Bitcasa

Three Methods:Enabling Camera Backup During Initial LoginEnabling Camera Backup from the Main ScreenEnabling Camera Backup from Settings

Bitcasa is a private and secure cloud file-management storage, similar to Dropbox, Box, and others. With Bitcasa on your iOS mobile devices, you can enable it to automatically back up all your photos and videos to your Bitcasa account. This means you don’t have to worry about losing any of your photos and videos from your iPhone or iPad, as they will automatically be uploaded.

Method 1
Enabling Camera Backup During Initial Login

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    Launch Bitcasa. Locate the Bitcasa app on your iOS device. It’s the icon with a green background and a house on a cloud drawing. Tap on it to launch it.
    • If you don’t have the Bitcasa app yet, you can download it from your App Store. Launch the App Store, search for Bitcasa using the search bar, and once the results appear, tap on the app. Tap “Install” to download the app to your device.
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    Log in. Tap the “Log In” button found at the bottom of the screen. You will be brought to the login screen. Enter your Bitcasa email address and password then tap the “Log In” button.
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    Enable “Camera backup. After successfully logging in for the first time, you will be welcomed with a Camera Backup option. The menu “Keep Your Camera Backed Up” will appear. Here you can enable the camera backup function so all the photos and videos on your iOS device will be backed up and stored in the cloud.
    • Toggle or enable the first option for Automatic Camera Backup.
    • This method is only applicable when you first log into Bitcasa. If you’re already logged in or have already previously logged in on the same iOS device, proceed to Method 2 or 3 instead.
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    Upload an existing camera roll. After enabling Automatic Camera Backup, you will be asked if you’d like to upload your existing camera roll. Tap the “Yes” button if you’d like Bitcasa to upload all your existing photos and videos on your iOS device. Otherwise, tap the “No” button.
    • If you chose “Yes,” all your existing photos and videos will start uploading to the cloud.
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    Use cellular data. The second option is for enabling the use of cellular data. If you’d like Bitcasa to continuously connect to the cloud and upload all new photos and videos right away, enable this option.
    • Do note that enabling this option will eat up your data plan and will probably cost you money. If you leave this off, Automatic Camera Backup is still enabled, but it will only be done when you are connected via Wi-Fi.
    • Disabling this option is cheaper, though you will have to hold on to your new photos and videos while you’re not connected online yet.
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    Go to main screen. Once done, tap the “Go Home” link found at the bottom-left side of the window. You will be brought to Bitcasa’s main screen, which gives you easy access to major categories of your files.

Method 2
Enabling Camera Backup from the Main Screen

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    Launch Bitcasa. Locate the Bitcasa app on your iOS device. It’s the icon with a green background and a house on a cloud drawing. Tap on it to launch it.
    • If you don’t have the Bitcasa app yet, you can download it from your App Store. Launch the App Store, search for Bitcasa using the search bar, and once the results appear, tap on the app. Tap “Install” to download the app to your device.
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    Log in. If you’re already logged in, you may skip this step. Otherwise, tap the “Log In” button found at the bottom of the screen. You will be brought to the login screen. Enter your Bitcasa email address and password then tap the “Log In” button.
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    Go to main screen. Bitcasa’s main screen gives you easy access to major categories of your files. This is the default landing screen. You can also reach this by tapping on the house icon from the left panel menu.
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    Enable “Camera Backup. At the top of the main screen, there’s a shortcut for enabling the backup of your photos and videos. It appears like an ad banner, but it’s actually an app option. On the far-right side of this is an “Enable” link; tap on this to turn on the Automatic Camera Backup function of Bitcasa.
    • All new photos or videos moving forward will automatically be uploaded to the cloud.
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    Upload an existing camera roll. After enabling Automatic Camera Backup, you will be asked if you’d like to upload your existing camera roll. Tap the “Yes” button if you’d like Bitcasa to upload all your existing photos and videos on your iOS device. Otherwise, tap the “No” button.
    • If you chose “Yes,” all your existing photos and videos will start uploading to the cloud.

Method 3
Enabling Camera Backup from Settings

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    Launch Bitcasa. Locate the Bitcasa app on your iOS device. It’s the icon with a green background and a house on a cloud drawing. Tap on it to launch it.
    • If you don’t have the Bitcasa app yet, you can download it from your App Store. Launch the App Store, search for Bitcasa using the search bar, and once the results appear, tap on the app. Tap “Install” to download the app to your device.
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    Log in. If you’re already logged in, you may skip this step. Otherwise, tap the “Log In” button found at the bottom of the screen. You will be brought to the login screen. Enter your Bitcasa email address and password then tap the “Log In” button.
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    Go to Settings. From Bitcasa’s main screen, locate the left panel menu. Towards the bottom of this menu is a gear icon for Settings. Tap on this. You will be brought to the Settings screen.
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    Enable “Camera Backup. One of the settings here is for Camera Backup. Tap on it to see the relevant options. Toggle or enable the first option for Automatic Camera Backup.
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    Upload an existing camera roll. After enabling Automatic Camera Backup, you will be asked if you’d like to upload your existing camera roll. Tap the “Yes” button if you’d like Bitcasa to upload all your existing photos and videos on your iOS device. Otherwise, tap the “No” button.
    • If you chose “Yes,” all your existing photos and videos will start uploading to the cloud.
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    Use cellular data. The second option is for enabling the use of cellular data. If you’d like Bitcasa to continuously connect to the cloud and upload all new photos and videos right away, enable this option.
    • Do note that enabling this option will eat up your data plan and will probably cost you money. If you leave this off, Automatic Camera Backup is still enabled, but it will only be done when you are connected via Wi-Fi.
    • Disabling this option is cheaper, though you will have to hold on to your new photos and videos while you’re not connected online yet.
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    Go back to the main screen. Once done, tap the house icon from the top of the left panel menu. This will bring you back to the main screen.
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