Preserving memories has never been easier, thanks to Amazon Prime's hidden gem: Amazon Photos. Here's your guide on how to access and make the most of this invaluable Prime membership benefit.

What is Amazon Photos?

Amazon Photos provides safe and reliable online storage for your cherished photos and videos. Safekeeping your photos and videos in the cloud keeps them secure, even if your devices (and the pictures in them) are lost or destroyed.
As a Prime member, you receive 5 GB of video storage plus unlimited photo storage on Amazon Photos. You can use the service to securely backup your photos and videos, share your images with loved ones, and showcase special moments on your Amazon devices.
Not a Prime member? No problem. All Amazon Photos customers get 5 GB of photo and video storage when they sign up—free of charge.
Ready to ensure your memories are securely backed up and reclaim valuable space on your phone? Keep reading to learn more about everything you can get with Amazon Photos.

How to get started with Amazon Photos

If you’re using Amazon Photos in the U.S., start by visiting Amazon Photos on From there, sign in or click on “Apps” and follow instructions to install Amazon Photos on your iOS, Android, and other devices. Once you are prompted, sign in using your Amazon account.

How to upload files to the Amazon Photos app

Backing up your photos and videos is quick and easy. Once you’re signed in, the app will take you through a few prompts to adjust your settings and grant access to your photos and videos.
You can enable the Auto Save feature to automatically sync your camera roll with your Amazon Photos account, or start manually selecting images to add.
Be sure to enable notifications to monitor your storage usage and enjoy the complete Amazon Photos experience, including reminders of features like "This Day."

How to Auto-Save your photos and videos to Amazon Photos

By enabling Auto Save within the Amazon Photos app, your photos and videos will automatically be saved to your Amazon Photos account from your device using the Amazon Photos app. Select the option to Auto-Save your device’s photos when you sign in to the app for the first time, or head to the home screen of the app and click the button that says “Automatically save from your device” to start syncing your files if you’ve already signed in.

How to get more storage in Amazon Photos

Prime members get free, unlimited photo storage and 5 GB of storage for video. If you’d like to upgrade to get more video storage, here are a few of your options:
  • 100 GB for $1.99/month: Stores about 14 hours of 1080p HD video
  • 1 TB for $6.99/month: Stores about 140 hours of 1080p HD video
  • 2 TB for $11.99/month: Stores about 280 hours of 1080p HD video
  • Check out additional storage options
If you’re using Amazon Photos on your computer, find the menu on the left side of the screen and click “Storage” then “Manage storage” to update your preferences.
A screenshot circling the prompts for "Strorage" and "Manage Storage" on the left side menu.
If you’re on the Amazon Photos mobile app, click the Amazon smile logo in the top left of your screen, then click “Photo storage” and scroll to the bottom of the page to adjust your video storage settings.
A screenshot circling where to find the option to add more storage in the Amazon Photos app

How to access photos or videos stored in Amazon Photos

You can access the photos and videos you’ve saved any time and from any device. All you need to do is sign in to Amazon Photos on your desktop or in the mobile app to view individual images on the first page, or “Albums” if you’ve created albums of photos you’d like to view.

How to order prints and custom photo gifts from Amazon Photos

Amazon Photos makes it easy to order prints, photo books, wall décor, and more. If you’re using the app, you can print while viewing a specific photo by clicking the print icon in the lower left of the screen. Alternatively, from the home screen click the Amazon logo in the top left corner, then click “Print photos with Amazon.”
A screenshot showing the button to select on the app to create prints of your images in Amazon Photos.
If you’re using Amazon Photos on desktop, click “Order Prints” on the top right of your screen to select the photos you’d like to print and the products you’d like to print them on.
A screenshot showing where to click to order prints in Amazon Photos on your desktop device.

How to share photos with Amazon Photos

Amazon Photos makes it easier to share photos and videos with friends and family. Here are several ways you can use the service to share photos:
  • Share one-off photos or an album by selecting an image or album folder in your app or browser then tapping the share icon. You can search for recipients in your contacts by name, email address, or phone number, and share through your medium of choice, including text, email, and your social media feed. Your contacts do not need to be an Amazon Prime member or have an Amazon Photos account to receive photos or videos from you.
  • Collect photos from an event by sending an Amazon Photos link or QR code to your attendees. They can then use the link to upload and share their favorite photos and videos from the event in one spot. You can also showcase these photos on a Fire TV or Echo Show during the event. Event photo sharing is available now to Amazon Photos customers in the U.S. with an iOS device.

How to use Amazon Photos with your Amazon devices

You can put your photos front and center in your home by syncing Amazon Photos with your Fire TV and Echo Show devices. Here are a couple options:
  • Invite family and friends to share your photos to their Echo Show home screen or Fire TV screensaver via text message or email. Invited customers will need to sign in with their Amazon account or create an Amazon Photos account before uploading photos. Anyone invited to share photos will have the option to personalize their Fire TV and Echo Show devices with these photos.

Explore all the benefits of Prime

Amazon Photos is just one of the many benefits of your Prime membership. U.S. Prime members enjoy a wide range of shopping, savings, and entertainment benefits.
Prime is savings, convenience, and entertainment in one single membership. More than 200 million paid Prime members in 25 countries around the world enjoy access to Amazon’s enormous selection, exclusive savings, exceptional value, and fast, free delivery. In the U.S., anyone can join Prime for $14.99 per month or $139 per year, or start a free 30-day trial if eligible and enjoy Prime Video, Amazon Music, Prime Gaming, RxPass, Grubhub+, Amazon Photos, Prime exclusive deals, and more. Additionally, college students can try Prime Student with a six-month trial, then just pay $7.49 per month, or $69 per year. Qualifying government assistance recipients can get Prime Access for $6.99 per month.
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