Questions tagged [google-photos]

An online service by Google to safely store photos and videos. Most Android devices automatically store all the created media in it as the default setting.

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Google Photos auto cloud backup immediately after Samsung Camera app takes photo?

I want my Samsung A40 to do a Google Photos cloud backup immediately after Samsung Camera app takes a new photo. The problem: Samsung forces use of Samsung Camera app which use Samsung Gallery for ...
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Automatically tag photos for Albums based on their folder with Google Photos automatic upload?

On Android phones, messengers typically store media in folders that are recognized as Photo folders (e.g. WhatsApp and Viber). I want those folders to be included in the automatic upload of Google ...
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Google Camera says “Can't take photo: Not enough storage left on this device.”

On a recently flashed LineageOS 16 Device, I'm getting with Google Photo Can't take photo: Not enough storage left on this device. The File Browser shows 234 GB Free.
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Recover deleted video in Google Photos app

In Google Photos I deleted permanently a video (before it was backed-up). Is there any way that I can recover it? It's very important to me.
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Google Photos backup

I've been trying to upload my photos to google photos. It's stuck on uploading x items. I tried restarting, removing cache, clearing storage. I even tried downgrading the google photos app version. My ...
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Why won't my videos appear in my gallery?

So, I have a Galaxy Note 9 here and I record pokemon go videos for YouTube. As I was recording my last video, my memory got full on my phone (no sd card) and my phone asked me if I would like to back ...
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Playback video frame by frame (Migrating from iPhone to Android)

I am migrating from iPhone to Android. I really liked the control that the Apple Photos app gives you for stepping through the frames of a video in a fine grained manner by sliding your finger. Google ...
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How can I save Facebook photos to somewhere other than DCIM? [duplicate]

I noticed that after saving photos from Facebook they showed up in my Google Photos and that was not what I wanted. So I checked to see where the Facebook photos were saved and they were in the DCIM ...
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Google Photos search to show only local photos

On my Android phone in Google Photos, I want to select and perform an operation only on photos which are actually stored on the device. I tried a couple of search terms such as "local" and "local:" ...
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Add device folder to default android messages image selection screen

Phone: Samsung Note 8 So I like to download pictures from different apps on my phone and send them to people via google's android messages app. Currently when I tap the button next to the text entry, ...
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Google Photos will not backup

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 running Android 9 and One UI. Google Photos will not back up anything. All I am getting as a Getting ready to back up and 185 items left perpetual spinner at the top of ...
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Stop Google Photos app from deleting a local album

I have a lot of cool projects which I like to show off when I am on the road. On my phone, I have a 'demo' album created in Google photos. This is the single most used album on my phone, which I ...
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What actually gets backed up, how many times?

Say I have a photo A taken by the phone camera. It is stored somewhere, but can be seen in the stock Gallery app as well as the Google Photos app. Q1:Are both apps using the same physical copy or are ...
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Google photos uploads everything from DCIM folder

So in my Redmi Note 7 Pro, the screenshots and screen recordings all go in a subfolder inside DCIM folder. Photos (app by Google) simply uploads everything in the DCIM folder. I have tried this, but ...
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How do I stop google photos/android from splitting up my video

I recorded myself reading a couple things for my kids yesterday. The total video length for 1 video was ~10 minutes. Today I went to look at it and the recording was split up into 4 videos. 3 of ...
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How to disable camera → Google Photos sync on Android 9?

Similar to this, but Google has somehow wormed their way around my settings: Photos → Settings → Backup & sync is off. Photos → Device folders → Camera → Back up (sic) & sync is off. Camera → ...
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Free Up Space, Automatically

Is there any way to run "free up space" automatically or at certain intervals, like a cron job? I use one of my phones as a dashcam in my car, which writes the videos to the photo library, which are ...
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How to geotag photos uploaded to google photos

I've uploaded some photos to google photos, these photos do not have any location information in their EXIF metadata as my camera didn't have the GPS enabled at the time of capturing images. Now I ...
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Second Google Account for Phone

I have a second Google email address for business. I would also like to be able to upload business photos / media to the HOA account with photos: can this be done and how? I have added the 2nd ...
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How to disable Google Photos popup with notifications to upgrade

On start Google Photos says that i need to upgrade. You can of course click no, but it is very pain to do it always. Do you know any method to disable this popup without upgrading apps ? I got rooted ...
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Free up space by only deleting older photos past a chosen date

Google photos app has a "free up space" option where it will delete all photos that have been already backed up to Google photos from the local device folders. The problem with this is that the ...
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How to prevent a folder being backed up in Photos but still seen in a gallery app?

I am on Pixel 3 XL. I found that Google Photos recognizes the Facebook photo folder (and some others, such as Screenshots) the same as the "Camera" folder because they are within the DCIM folder. ...
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One click Google Photos backup & sync turn on/off

Google photos has this option nested within it settings → backup & sync. I use Xposed Edge for various gesture based activities in which you can configure an apps activity as gesture. But I ...
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Factory Reset, Google Photo's recovered old photos

Recently purchased a Oneplus One second hand from eBay. It was factory reset by previous owner, and it has since been factory reset by me a couple of times. I have setup Google Photo's today and it's ...
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Why does photos 'edit in' change image app export behavior?

When you open a picture in Pixlr / Snapseed / etc., you are given option of resizing / export the resulting photo. However if I 'share' or use gallery 'edit in', I cannot export in Snapseed, and ...
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Google Photos: Changing from iPhone to Samsung S9

I’m switching from iPhone 5SE to Samsung Galaxy S9. I’ve used Google Photos to save my photos and videos. Is the change from phones going to impact my data on Google Photos? Basically, when I log into ...
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When I try to sync with Google Photos, it stops after a few photos

I am using the Google Photos app on my OnePlus 3 android phone. Each time I open it, Photos starts backing up (e.g. "Backing Up - 734 photos left"). This number will drop by 10 or 20 and then just ...
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Google Photos and Files Apps on Google Pixel 2 is giving the following error “android.process.media has stopped”

I have read quite a bit about this issue from "clearing caches" to "formatting your phone".... it works for some people and it doesn't for others. Well formatting your phone will work but you lose ...
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How to stop uploading pictures on Google Photos on Pixel 2?

I've been using Android for 7+ years and now got a Google phone. There are several things I like but one I didn't is that any picture I take on my phone, it is uploaded to my Google Photos account. In ...
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Google Photos backs up only cover photo from burst mode photos

When I take picture on my Moto G5 Plus, I long press in my Camera app to get multiple photos. From what I have read, it is called burst mode. The photos are stored in the /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/...
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Stop Google Photos from Retaining Deleted Photos

If I take a photo using my phones stock camera app, and then delete it using the stock gallery app, it doesn't get deleted from Google Photos. How can I change it so that deleting photos on my phone ...
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Show which photos are not backed up to Google yet

I was using Google Photos in my Samsung J7 + Android 6, and it overlaid a small symbol on each photo which was in my phone and not synced to G Photos yet (I had disabled auto backup, so I did it ...
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Notification images appear in Google Photos backup

Why are images that appear in my notifications starting to appear in my Google Photos? How do I stop it?
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Is Google Photos synchronisation secure on public wifi

Can someone (owner of public nw or intruder) perform man in the middle attack and steal the photos while they are getting synced over public wifi? Assuming they don't have any control on my cell phone,...
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CHANGE ORIGINAL PHOTOS TO HI QUALITY PHOTOS [closed]

In the photos.google.com'settings on my computer I clicked on the hi-quality photos button. I want to change all my original photos to hi-quality, but the only option presented is "buy storage." ...
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In Google Photos, when I try to delete a photo or video on SD card it tells me to go to gallery

I have 2 Mi note 4g's and both of them have the same problem. I have also given access to all permissions in settings(though there is no permission for SD card). All the photos outside the SD card can ...
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Prevent Google from uploading pictures when connected to wifi?

I noticed that pictures I took with my Android smartphone while connected to my home ADSL/wifi router were silently uploaded to Google Photos. How can I disable this "feature" ? Thank you.
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Transcend SD card recognized as SanDisk card

Recently I bought a Transcend SD card (32 GB) for my HTC One E8 dual sim, but Android recognized it as SanDisk card. Besides, I noticed that in Google Photos it sometimes takes too long to move ...
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How to share pictures from Photos to Instagram

I am on an older Android phone (Motorols Droid Turbo 2), and want to share an album (or even just single photos) from Google Photos to Instagram. I went through the steps of sharing on Photos, but ...
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How can I text a photo from Google Photos instead of a link?

On my Pixel 2, I can include a photo in a text message in these two ways: Open Messages app, select recipient, Hit "+", select photo on phone, touch "MMS" to send. Open Google Photos app, select ...
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How to archive all photos from an album in google photos app

I have an album with more than thousand photos in it. I want to archive all the photos in this album. I didn’t see any option in google photos app for archiving all the photos inside an album. Is ...
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Do Gallery or Google Photos create extra copies of media from other apps?

I have a lot of media files on my phone: some of them are sent and received by WhatsApp, others are made by my camera. I configured Gallery application to see WhatsApp media directories and I use ...
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Google Photos app stuck on “Getting ready to back up”

I've been using Google Photos backup and sync for years without problem until yesterday. It is stuck on "Getting ready to back up" for a day instead of "Backup complete". Any suggestions how to ...
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Enable Google Photos Android backup from web

I'm trying to enable Google Photos backup from web like accessing to my account in photos.google.com and switching somewhere the backup to ON but there's no such "switch". Anyone know how can I turn ...
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How can I get Google Photos app to see old/other photos stored on SD card?

On my wife's LG G5 she uses Google Photos as her choice of photo gallery app. She took photos until her device memory filled up, so I bought her a micro-SD card. I went into File Manager and moved all ...
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Force specific folder to be added to Photos?

How can I force media-scanner to index a particular folder? I use an app that takes photos and stores them in a sub-folder of it's own data folder. The data folder has a .nomedia file, so the photos ...
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Google Photo changing resolution

Using Google photo with "High quality" setting I'm having all my photos compressed to 12MP even if every photo is shooted from a Nexus 6P. (16Mp) I'm asking this since the app is supposed to change ...
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How do I exclude a subfolder in DCIM from Google Photos backup?

I set Google Photos to automatically back up pictures and videos I take and nothing else. I use an Xperia phone and it comes with a feature to take "Time Shift" photo which is essentially just a ...
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Google Photos really doesn't care for folder hierarchy on backups?

I've enabled the auto-backup feature from Google Photos on my Android phone, and every here and there it asked me through notifications if I wanted to backup a new given folder. I keep my photos ...
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Google Photos can't free space when pictures are on SD card

I'm using Google Photos and I love the automatic backup and free-space feature. Lately (from the day I got a SD card into the phone, which could be meaningful) I see google photos is backing them up ...