How To Access Amazon Photos


Last week I was taking pictures with my new phone (yes, I’m still bragging about my new phone 😉 ) when it gave me a notice that said, “Photos are backed up.” Since I am a Google user, I never really pay attention to the notices because they are always backed up to Google Photos. But when it let me know it was backed up, it got me thinking where else my photos were going. Then I remembered I also set up Amazon to backup my images/videos. This brought up the question of where I could find my pictures. Since I don’t use the photo service from Amazon that often (or at all), I needed to find it so I could manage my pics. Now that I found this piece of knowledge, I wanted to share it with you. Time to learn where to access Amazon Photos.

How To Access Amazon Photos

I guess the first question before starting the steps is What is Amazon Photos.

What Is Amazon Photos? Amazon Photos is a secure online storage service for your photos and videos.

Every Amazon customer gets 5 GB of free storage to save, share, and access their photos on desktop, mobile, and tablet.

Amazon Prime members receive unlimited photo storage. They also receive enhanced search and organization features. Using the Family Vault, they can invite up to five members to receive unlimited photo storage, and collect photos together. ~ Amazon

Now that we know what it is, how can we access it? There are two ways to access this service: one is through the App and the other is from your Amazon account online using a PC or Laptop. I will show you first on your account online.

Online Account

Step 1: Head to Amazon.com and log in to your account.


sign-in-button

Step 2: Now head up to the top right and click on the Hello (name here) link or you might only need to hover your mouse over it. You should now see a drop-down menu. In this menu, look for the “Your Amazon Photos” link. Click it.

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Step 3: You should be on your Amazon Photos screen. Here you will find all the photos and videos you have saved to this account. The left side menu will help you navigate your way through the photo storage. You will need to mess around with this but now you know where to find it.

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That is how you access on your laptop or PC. Now I will tell you how you can access it on your Android device.

Android Device

Step 1: Turn on the Android device and look for the Amazon Photos App icon. Tap it.


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Step 1.2: If you do not have this App on your device, head over to the Google Play store. Open it, find the Amazon Photos App, and then download it. When you first open this App you will need to log in to your Amazon Account to access the photos.

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Step 2: Once you have this on your device tap the App to open it. Here you will see every photo or video you have saved to Amazon. As you can see at the top of the picture, it is backing up my photos. They give you a handy menu at the bottom to help you navigate this App. Like with the online version, you will need to mess around with it.

amazon-photos-app-screen

Now you are able to access those photos/videos that you have been saving to your Amazon account.


About the Author

Jason Shuffield

Jason Shuffield began working with computers at an early age. As he gained experience he began helping others who had difficulties with technology and requested assistance. Over time it became obvious there was a local need for a technology expert with great people skills. As a result Jason started his computer repair company, CYIN, in 2011. With years of experience in web design, computer repair, tech support, computer training and social media management Jason loves to share his knowledge and educate people.

4 Comments

  1. Thank you for this post and enjoy your new phone. I haven’t been taking advantage of Amazon Prime’s photo storage but thanks to this information, will start uploading today. That the photos are saved in full resolution is important.

    • You a very welcome Rosemary. Since I already use Amazon for many other things why not use their photo storage. Yes, having them saved in full resolution is very important to me too. Enjoy the storage 🙂

    • I knew you would not like this option Mindblower. The storage is very convenient but yes there is always the possibility that someone can access them on the cloud storage. My rule is if you would not show your mother the picture then keep it off the internet. 🙂

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