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7 minutes ago, swift1894 said:

I’ve ordered a new Android as my current one won’t switch on anymore due to being dropped. Are all my photos on my SIM card or somewhere in the in the phone’s memory?

Depends on the phone software and where you set them to be stored -- nowadays it's usually on the phone.

 

If you use Google Photos or back up to a Gmail account like I do, they'll be stored on the web too.

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40 minutes ago, swift1894 said:

I’ve ordered a new Android as my current one won’t switch on anymore due to being dropped. Are all my photos on my SIM card or somewhere in the in the phone’s memory?

They aren't on the SIM card: those have very little memory. They MIGHT be on an SD-card if you have one installed and configured the phone to use it. They might be backed up in The Cloud if you use Google Photos or similar.

 

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Even if you hate Google and everything thay stand for, setting up the phone with a gmail account (created just for the purpose, if you don't want it for anything else) so your photos are backed up is a good idea. As well as meaning you can see them from other devices like laptop/computer/tablet, when you fall into the canal with the phone in your pocket and have to buy a new one they magically re-appear on the new phone...

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44 minutes ago, swift1894 said:

I’ve ordered a new Android as my current one won’t switch on anymore due to being dropped. Are all my photos on my SIM card or somewhere in the in the phone’s memory?

 

Have a quick look at photos.google.com, signing in using the google account you used in the phone, and you may find they are there. 

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1 minute ago, alias said:

 

Have a quick look at photos.google.com, signing in using the google account you used in the phone, and you may find they are there. 

Only if you used a Google account when you set the phone up, most people do but I think you can refuse...

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1 minute ago, IanD said:

Only if you used a Google account when you set the phone up, most people do but I think you can refuse...

 

I didn't realise that you could decline. Presumably you would also be unable to use "find my device". 

 

On my phone at least you cannot see the data on internal storage unless the phone is powered up and the USB connection to PC is adjusted from the default "power only" to "file transfer", so without a google account I guess the photos would not be (economically) recoverable.

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Another approach is to download photos from your phone to another device (eg a PC or laptop) every so often. My experience with IT goes back far enough to the times when we had to remember to do such things as a matter of course.

 

That was especially true when using a DSLR camera .. which, of course, had its storage on a flashcard anyway. 

 

 

1 hour ago, swift1894 said:

I’ve ordered a new Android as my current one won’t switch on anymore due to being dropped. Are all my photos on my SIM card or somewhere in the in the phone’s memory?

 

Stupid question - have you had the phone apart to make sure the battery is sitting comfortably? I work on the principle that first you look for simple things you can fix yourself, no matter how unlikely. I realise that an unfixable breakage is far more likely!

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My android phone is set up with a google account but my pictures are not in photos.google.com.  I wouldn't use that anyway as I back my stuff to two computers and an external hard drive but it would seem that phone photos are not automatically backed up to google, they have to be put there by you or the automation has to be set up by you. I couldn't see any way to do that though.

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25 minutes ago, pete.i said:

My android phone is set up with a google account but my pictures are not in photos.google.com.  I wouldn't use that anyway as I back my stuff to two computers and an external hard drive but it would seem that phone photos are not automatically backed up to google, they have to be put there by you or the automation has to be set up by you. I couldn't see any way to do that though.

Mine appear on Google Photos (e.g. on my PC) within a minute or so of being taken on the phone, I don't have to do anything.

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If backup to Google is configured to only happen on WiFi then you need to connect the phone to WiFi for the backup to take place.  My photos on the phone usually sync within a few minutes of me getting home and the phone switching to WiFi.

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14 minutes ago, Rob-M said:

If backup to Google is configured to only happen on WiFi then you need to connect the phone to WiFi for the backup to take place.  My photos on the phone usually sync within a few minutes of me getting home and the phone switching to WiFi.

IIRC that's the default setup (backup only over WiFi) to prevent inadvertant mobile data allowance usage if you have a lot of photos. You can also set a daily mobile data limit of none/5MB/10MB/30MB/unlimited in your account settings.

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On 18/12/2021 at 16:58, swift1894 said:

I’ve ordered a new Android as my current one won’t switch on anymore due to being dropped. Are all my photos on my SIM card or somewhere in the in the phone’s memory?

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