When I take picture on my Moto G5 Plus, I long press in my Camera app to get multiple photos. From what I have read, it is called burst mode. The photos are stored in the /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/Camera folder. The naming convention of the image files goes something like this.


Other photos - IMG_YYYYMMDD_<SOME NUMBER>_BURST011.jpg

But when the photos are backed up by Google Photos, only the cover photo gets backed up. I lost quite a few photos this way because I thought the auto backup will backup everything.

I cannot find any setting that can backup all the photos along with cover photo also. Is there any setting for this?

Update 1:

I have auto backup enabled.

Update 2:

Added details for image file naming convention and folder details.


Follow below step

  1. Open the Google Photos app.

  2. On top left side click three line button.

  3. Goto Setting.

  4. Tap on Backup & Sync.

  5. Now tap on Back up device folders.

Select the folders you want a backup.

  • The main photo and other photo gets saved in the same folder. But it seems Google only saves main photo. – Naveen Aug 17 '18 at 15:42
  • I think the google photos app choose the best shot form multiple photos. – Rahul Chokshi Aug 17 '18 at 15:47
  • @RahulChokshi, step 5 is missing. what version you used? – Pacerier Jan 7 '19 at 21:41

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