Turn On and Off the Option to Backup Files in the Photos App on HTC One M8

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to turn on and off the option to back up files from the Photos application on an HTC One M8.

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Steps

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    To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the power button located on top of the phone.
    Once the phone has been activated we will see the lock screen.
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    To unlock the phone, swipe the screen up.
    Once the phone has been unlocked we will see the home screen, and at the bottom we will see 5 icons. We now need to open the application folder.
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    We can do that by tapping the icon in the middle, at the bottom of the screen.
    There is a grid of white dots. This is the icon for the applications folder.
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    Now that the folder has been opened, we need to find and tap on the Photos icon.
    It is an icon of a shape made up of different colors, and underneath, it says the word "Photos". Your photos application may be in a different location, so look for the icon in your folder. We want to demonstrate how to turn on and off the option to back up files from this application. To do that, we need to enter the settings menu.
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    To enter the settings menu, we need to tap on the menu icon in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
    There are 3 horizontal lines.
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    Here, we want to tap on "Settings" close to the bottom.
    It has a gear icon, which is the settings icon.
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    We want to tap on the first option "Backup & sync".
    Underneath it says it is currently backing up to our email address.
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    At the top, there is a dark blue bar with a switch.
    In this case, it says, "On" and the switch is turquoise. If we want to toggle this on or off we can just press down on the switch.
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    It will then say "Off" and the switch will go gray, and we will also have a warning prompt appear.
    It says, "Any photos & videos taken while Auto Backup is turned off will be backed up if and when you turn it back on". This means that even if we turn this option off, when we turn it back on, it will automatically be backed up and synced. It's telling us that if we turn it off now, nothing will happen, but as soon as we turn it back on, all that data will be backed up. Tap on "OKAY, GOT IT!".
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    If we want to turn it back on again, we can tap on the switch again until it says "On" and the switch is turquoise.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to turn on and off the option to back up files from the Photos application on the HTC One M8.
    If you have any questions or comments about this video, or about the process that you have seen in this video, then please leave them in the comment section below, and we will answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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