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.


1 Answer 1


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
    Commented Aug 17, 2018 at 15:42
  • I think the google photos app choose the best shot form multiple photos. Commented Aug 17, 2018 at 15:47
  • @RahulChokshi, step 5 is missing. what version you used?
    – Pacerier
    Commented Jan 7, 2019 at 21:41

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