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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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Can not restore deleted photos(Google Photos)

I used to save the photos in the memory card. I deleted some photos (I can still see time in the trash), but when I click restore, there is nothing happening. I think because those photos were saved ...
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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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How to automatically segregate images into separate folders in Google Photos?

I turned on auto backup of Camera and WhatsApp content on my mobile phone (Pixel 2XL). The photos and videos are automatically backed up to the cloud (Google Photos). However, the content of the ...
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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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Ambiguous folders in Google photos' backup selection

Is there any way to view the full paths of the device folders that Google Photos can backup. I have many folders named "photos", etc.
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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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Duplicate photos not recognized by Google Photos app

I was writing a script and ran into some perculiar behaviour. For instance, do something like: newDir='/sdcard/Pictures/NewDirectory/' oldDir='/sdcard/Pictures/Screenshots/' newPic='Screenshot_Copy' ...
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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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6-month Period of Photos Lost

A few months ago, I changed my mobile phone from a Google Nexus 5 to a MotoZ2 and backed up and synced my data to my Google account. Recently, I decided to look at my pictures, only to discover that ...
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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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Move photos from SD back to internal memory

Is there a standard way to move photos from SD card back to internal memory without touching timestamps?
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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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Google Photo app, “Free up space”, ends up re-downloading all photos, why?

My phone is getting fuller and fuller. I have so many photos and videos I took with it. I then discovered this "Free up space" feature in Google photos. Great I thought. Photos remain online, and I ...
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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 ...
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Is deleting our gallery after having saved our photos in Google photos safe?

I wanted to know if it was possible to delete our gallery after having saved all our photos in Google photos ? Will our photos be saved in like our Google account or something like that ? Or it will ...
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How to transfer photos from RAM to SD without impacting Google Photos and Dropbox?

I normally use my SD card to store photos. Due to some changes, photos I was taking were stored in phone storage for some time. I am back to storing them on the SD card. I am therefore left with ~500 ...
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Recover photos from Google Photos cache

About two months ago (just over 60 days so they are no longer in Trash), I manually deleted thousands of photos off my Google Photos account due a problem I had with duplicate files. I had a back up ...
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Record video in QHD then reduce to FHD is the same thing of record in FHD

I have a Galaxy S7 Flat, and I use Google Photos Unlimited backup free (which means at max/reduce videos to Full HD). So I was wondering if I record in Quad HD (4K) has the same quality of recording​ ...
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Gallery is not opening

I have multiple issues in my android device and I believe all are related to Gallery. Gallery is not opening. No images in Google Photo. When I go to File Manager > DCIM > Camera, I see all images. ...
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How do I force Google Photos app to refresh?

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 ...
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Can I avoid to synchronize videos with Google Photos, I want only pictures to be synced

I use Google Photos to synchronize pictures from my smartphone with the cloud. I do not want to synchronize the videos. Is this possible?
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Extremely heavy CPU usage (Google Photos 2.4.0.138833446)

The other day, I noticed that my phone was very warm and the battery was going down fast. A quick look at htop showed it was Google Photos. /system/bin/logd also has high usage when Photos is busy. ...
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Taking the odd photo that is confidential and shouldn't be synced or posted anywhere

I use Google Photos to backup all photos. For my camera app I use OpenCamera. On the occasion I take a picture of something confidential (for work or personal use). What is the easiest/best way to to ...
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How to Sync Screenshots to Google Photos automatically?

I would like to sync my screenshots to Google Photos. OS: OxygenOS 3.1 Phone: OnePlus 2
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How “Google Pixel (XL)” activates the “unlimited full resolution photo and video backup”

Google offers Pixel-Phone customers "Unlimited Full resolution photo and video backup". Does anyone know how Google handle this? I can imagine 3 options - but does anyone know which one matches ...
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Google Photos - Cannot turn on backup

I have a Yu Yureka mobile with stock CM12.1. It came preinstalled with Google Photos and I updated it to its latest version. It was working fine until one day I tried to free up space by deleting ...
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How can I check storage I have used on Google photos

I know google photos is giving unlimited storage (for 16MP photos and 1020p videos). I have uploaded around 5000 photos and videos, but I cannot find the storage I have used.