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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How to download photos moved to Google Photos with Backup & Sync in their original folder hierarchy

I turned on Backup & Sync when I got my Pixel 3 way back when without the understanding that pictures would be removed from my phone when they are put in Google Photos, and worse that it seems ...
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How can I fix this issue associated with the Facebook app's folder location and Google Photos backups?

I have an issue with a combination of the Facebook and Google Photos apps on my Pixel 4 XL. The folder Facebook stores the images you save from it is in the DCIM folder. Photos you take with your ...
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How to move pictures in Google Cloud backup back onto Pixel phone

When I got my Pixel 3 I understood there was online original resolution backup of my pictures available for a few years. So when I got prompted to backup certain folders, I did, then I realised they ...
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Deleting images from Google Photos without deleting them from the device

I've created a folder in Google Photos with images that were in other folders. I want to delete the images from the other folders without deleting them from the device. But when I delete them, they ...
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How do I delete all Google Photos pictures uploaded from a specific device only?

I have a Google Photos account which is constantly being backed up to from 3 devices (i.e. 3 phones back up their photos to the same Google Photos account.) Is there any possible method through which ...
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Reason of existence of An App named “-5”

I was trying to look at the battery usage of different apps and saw this weird app named "-5" on inspection it takes me to google photos which is weird since why will google photos use its ...
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Google Photos--disable grouping photos by day

The Google Photos App for Android groups photos by day. However, this feature becomes a problem when taking photos only occasionally. Only one photo per row is displayed, most of the time (see ...
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Why does Google Photos “Free up space” feature tell me I can free up only 12MB?

I'm using Google Photos to backup and sync my photos to the cloud. In the menu in the Android app there's an option called "Free up storage", which will supposedly Remove original photos & ...
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Where is Android photo album assignment stored?

the Android 10 photo viewer / Google Photo app has an option to assign a picture to a photo album. This assignment is stored even if the file is moved. Where is this assignment stored? Is it somehow ...
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Make me able to choose which images/videos received via WhatsApp to show in my Google Photos Gallery?

I am having a problem that drives me crazy. Coming from iOS I had my Photo Gallery, and separated from that I had my WhatsApp App with its chats and images. When I wanted to save some of those images ...
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Add WhatsApp images to Google Photo album in the cloud

I have a HUAWEI P20 phone and I am using the native Google Photos app to organize my photos on this device. Only the Camera folder is set for automatic upload to the cloud. I am using Viber and ...
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How to get Google Photos to recognize External SD drive

I have connected an external SD card via a USB connector to my phone in order to have more space for recording video. However, Google Photos does not seem to recognize it - it does not show up in ...
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How to delete all my photos in Google Photos on Android?

I regularly upload my photos from Android cell phone into my desktop Adobe Lightroom. So I wanna to delete all photos from Android Google Photos. How I can do this at once? The tricky part is I don't ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...