Avast Photo Space for iOS - Getting Started

Avast Photo Space is a free mobile app designed to provide you with more space for photos on your Apple iOS device. The app achieves this by optimizing the photos that are stored on your device so that they consume less space, and transferring the original, high quality versions to your Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive cloud storage service. You can also take photos using the Avast Photo Space camera so that your photos are immediately optimized and the originals are sent to your cloud account.

To use Avast Photo Space, refer to the sections in this article for instructions.

Configure your Avast Photo Space Settings

In your Avast Photo Space settings, you can connect directly to your Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive cloud storage accounts, and specify your preferences for other aspects of the app.

  1. Tap the Avast Photo Space icon on your device to open the app.
  2. Tap the gear icon to open Settings.
  3. Turn the following options ON or OFF:
    • Upload only using Wi-Fi: turn on to upload photos to your cloud storage account only when you are connected to Wi-Fi (this option helps you avoid accidentally using data against your cellular data plan).
    • Automatic mode: turn on to enable Avast Photo Space to automatically optimize and upload new photos to your cloud storage account each time you open the app. Otherwise, you can manually select the photos that you want to optimize and transfer to your cloud storage account. We recommend that you keep the app open during the upload process even in Automatic mode.
    • Notifications: turn on to be notified when original photos are uploaded to your cloud storage account, and you are ready to initiate the optimization process.
  4. Tap Connect next to your Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive account, and follow the steps to connect.
    You can connect to more than one account at a time. Avast Photo Space uploads to the first connected account unless a transfer fails in which case the upload is sent to the secondary account. If you do not already have an account, tap Connect and follow the steps to sign up.
  5. Tap the Back button to return to your Avast Photo Space Gallery.

You can make changes to these settings at any time.

Optimize and Transfer Photos

Avast Photo Space optimizes your photos and transfers them to your cloud storage provider to provide you with up to 7 times more space on your device. If Automatic mode is turned on in your Avast Photo Space Settings, your photos are automatically optimized and uploaded to your cloud storage provider each time you open the app.

To manage your photos manually, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Avast Photo Space icon on your device to open the app. Your Avast Photo Space Gallery appears.
  2. Tap Select at the top-left, then tap the photos that you want to optimize and transfer to cloud storage.
    Images with the cloud icon have already been optimized and transferred to cloud storage.

For best results, always keep Avast Photo Space open during uploads even in Automatic mode.

Take Photos using Avast Photo Space

The Avast Photo Space app includes a camera which enables you to take photos from the app and immediately optimize them and transfer their high quality originals to your connected cloud storage service.

  1. Tap the Avast Photo Space icon on your device to open the app.
  2. Tap the camera icon (at the bottom of your screen in front of the images in your Avast Photo Space Gallery) to open the camera.
  3. Tap the camera icon to take a photo.
  4. Tap the cloud icon at the top to transfer the newly taken photo to your cloud storage service.
  5. Tap the square in the bottom-right corner to return to your Avast Photo Space Gallery.

The high quality version of your new photo has been transferred to your connected cloud storage account. The optimized, space-saving version is available for you to view in your device or Avast Photo Space Gallery.

  • Avast Photo Space 1.x for iOS
  • Apple iOS 8.0 or higher

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