Auto-uploading photos and videos

Configure unlimited auto-upload of media files to Yandex.Disk if you take a lot of photos and videos with your phone or tablet. This way you won't lose your photos if something happens to your device.

With unlimited auto-uploads enabled, photos and videos don't take up space on your Yandex.Disk. They are available on the service page and in the mobile application, under Photos. Auto-uploaded screenshots also go to Photos.

If you get disconnected from th internet during an upload, the process will continue automatically once your connection is re-established.

If you want to store your photos and videos on your computer as well, you can download them on your computer using Yandex.Disk 3.0 (instructions for Windows, for macOS). To upload photos and videos to the Camera Uploads folder and sync them with computer, turn off unlimited upload.

Turn on unlimited auto-upload

When running the app for the fist time

A window asking if you would like to set up auto-uploads will be displayed the first time you open the app. Tap Enable. Auto-upload will start automatically. By default, the photos are uploaded only if there is Wi-Fi connection. To upload photos both over Wi-Fi and over the mobile network, turn off the Upload only over Wi-Fi option.

To configure auto-upload later, close the window.

From the app settings
  1. Open settings.
  2. In the Photo auto-upload section, choose the desired auto-upload option.

Choose which network to use to upload photos

The app can download photos and videos over only Wi-Fi or any network (Wi-Fi, mobile internet). Select the appropriate option in the settings.

Attention. You may be charged for using a mobile data connection.

How do I switch to unlimited auto-upload?

If you used auto-upload before (photos and videos were uploaded to the Camera Uploads folder), you can switch to unlimited auto-upload:

  1. Update the Yandex.Disk mobile app to the latest version.
  2. Open settings.
  3. Tap Photo auto-upload.
  4. Enable Unlimited auto-uploads.

Turn off unlimited auto-upload

  1. Open settings.
  2. Click Camera Uploads.
  3. Turn off the Unlimited auto-uploading option.

Once you turn off unlimited auto-upload, photos and videos are uploaded in the Camera folder. They will use space on your Disk.

Actions with photos and videos

The same actions that are available for ordinary files are available for automatically uploaded photos and videos: you can view, download, and share them. But once you copy a photo into another folder on the Disk, move it to Trash or edit it, it takes up space on your Disk.

What folder will my photos and videos be in?

Automatically uploaded files will be displayed under Photos and Feed.

Automatically uploaded photos and videos won't be saved in the Camera Uploads folder or synced with the desktop program. To sync photos, open Photos and copy the photos to the desired folder on your Yandex.Disk.

I turned off unlimited auto-upload

Photos and videos will be uploaded in the Camera Uploads folder created automatically. In this case they will take space on your Disk.

How do I make sure that the unlimited auto-upload is on?

  1. Check that auto-upload is turned on in the Yandex.Disk program settings.
  2. Take several photos on your phone
  3. Make sure that they are auto-uploaded on Disk.
  4. Make sure these photos are displayed in Photos and not Camera Uploads.

You can go to the mobile app settings and make sure that Unlimited auto-uploads is enabled under Photo auto-uploads.

Photos and videos are not uploading

If files aren't uploading, make sure that the Yandex.Disk app is running. Auto-uploading only works when the app is running, even if you collapse it. If the application is fully removed from the list of running applications, files will not be uploaded.

Video or image quality has decreased

Images and video files are stored on Yandex.Disk in their original quality. They are not compressed when uploaded. However, Yandex.Disk creates low-resolution previews for the website to reduce traffic and make working with Disk faster. To view an image in its original quality, download it to your mobile device.

If the video quality in the app is low, it's likely that the video player is set to a low resolution. You can select a higher option. The maximum quality that can watch videos in from the app is 1080p, so if the video resolution is higher, you can download it to your mobile device to watch it in the original quality.

If you are experiencing a problem with the Yandex.Disk app, please report the error using the feedback form in the app:

  1. Open settings.
  2. Select Help and feedback → Report a problem
  3. Select the relevant issue.
  4. Describe the problem in as much detail as possible.
Note. Please report problems related to the mobile app from the app itself and not these Help pages. This will ensure your message reaches the right specialists and is answered sooner. Additionally, when submitting from the app, our specialists get technical information that helps them sort out the problem.

If you can't write from the app because it crashes unexpectedly, send us a message about the error via the feedback form.