Back Dat App Up — Auto Backup for Mobile

If you don’t have it already, here’s a link to the app for iOS users, and for Android users.

Question: What do all of these have in common?

  • Toilets
  • Rainy days
  • Toasters
  • Deep fryers
  • Cups of water
  • Cups of green beer
  • Gravity
  • Black holes

Answer: Thaaat’s riiight. Each one of these things desperately want to destroy that shiny smart phone of yours, as well as the cherished memories stored within.

As much as we’d like to have it, there is no galactic forecast that can warn us of incoming black holes, so stop dreaming. Practicing caution, on the other hand, is a freely available resource. Let’s set up that Photobucket app to automatically back up your photos and videos, and do it before it’s crushed into an infinitesimally small singularity, or fried into a delicious snack.


If you’re a first time Photobucket app user, you’ll be prompted right away to turn auto backup on. Let’s say you’ve already chosen to disable auto backup, but the prospect of terrifying black holes has changed your mind. No worries, it’s easy to turn it back on!

Fire up the app, then hit the menu icon  in the top corner. For iOS users, tap Backup, then tap Enable. Only the wording is different on Android – tap the menu icon, then tap Backup, then tap Start Auto Backup.

That’s it! You did it! For iOS users, head over here for more info on your auto backup options (wi-fi only, default album, etc.). Android users, click here.

Well done, be not afraid of losing your images! Now go out into that big world of infinite possibilities, grab it by the shirt collar, and live.


  1. vanessa_rendon1
    April 13, 2014

    Love photobucket

  2. beverly nelson
    March 19, 2014

    I luv photo bucket its the best

  3. carol
    March 16, 2014

    I love Photobucket it’s awesome!!

  4. Louis
    March 16, 2014

    does this work on a regular computer?
    is back up available other then mobile?

    • Scott Brabson
      March 17, 2014

      So this covers just the iOS and Android backup options for our Photobucket app. You can use our Photobucket Backup program for your PC/Mac, which can be found by clicking here.

    March 15, 2014

    Backin’ up!!

  6. Cynthia Coleman
    March 15, 2014

    Washers sometimes get phones if you forget that it’s in your pocket :(.