Avast Photo Space for iOS: Getting Started

How to Use Avast Photo Space

Avast Photo Space is a free mobile app designed to provide you with more space for photos on your 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 or Dropbox cloud storage service. You can also take photos using the Photo Space camera so that your photos are immediately optimized and the originals are sent to your cloud account.

To use Photo Space, refer to the instructions in the following sections:

Configure your Photo Space Settings

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

Follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Photo Space icon on your device to open the app.
  2. Tap the Settings icon to open the 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 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 Dropbox or Google Drive account, and follow the steps to connect.
    You can connect to more than one account at a time. 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.

You can make changes to these settings at any time.

Optimize and Transfer Photos

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 Photo Space Settings, your photos are automatically optimized and uploaded to your cloud storage provider each time you open the app.

If you prefer to manage your photos manually, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Photo Space icon on your device to open the app. Your 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 Photo Space open during uploads even in Automatic mode.

Take Photos using Photo Space

The Photo Space app includes a camera which enables you to take photos from the app which are immediately optimized and transfered directly to your connected cloud storage service.

Follow these steps:

  1. Tap the 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 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 Photo Space Gallery.
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