I deleted some images on photos.google.com but the Photos app on my phone doesn't reflect these changes and still show the images. How do I force the app to refresh? I already tried clearing cache but that didn't do anything.


Sometimes just dragging down just below the notification bar and releasing will give the circling "I'm refreshing" arrows and start the sync.


Turn the sync on for your Google account. If it still does not update, re-install the app, that should solve the problem.


You can try one or more of the following:

  1. restart the app.
  2. sign out and sign in your google account again; or, switch to other account and switch back.
  3. restart you phone.
  4. cut off network connection and reconnect it.
  5. clear drive database.

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