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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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Why does the Google Photo App (not storage of photos) take up 0.92 GB? Samsung S 7

I've 'freed up space' so that the actual photo storage should be entirely empty, yet my phone shows 0.92 gb of storage taken up. As far as I can tell, this has nothing to do with the images on my ...
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Backup Signal and Threema to Google Photos?

I was trying to backup photos received on Signal and Threema to Google Photos. However, I cannot find their folders in the Google Photos settings to select them for the backup. Can these just not be ...
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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 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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Once you use “Free up space” in Google Photos, how do you keep some photos for offline?

Once you use “free up space” in Google Photos, how do you keep some photos for offline? I selected some photos and tried to share them to Gmail, but it created a link to the photos in online form.
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Confused about whatsapp backup

I have a google drive backup for my whatsapp, and I think it also includes media (Photos). But my phone is also filled with whatsapp photos and I want to backup it to google photos, Now I am confused ...
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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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Missing photos from Google Photos app! Help!

My son uploaded about 1000 photos but when he got home from holiday and logged onto the app the photos simply weren't there even though when he did the upload he got a backup successful message. Is ...
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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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“Unable to Load Photo” when setting image as wallpaper via Google Photos

Trying to change my wallpaper from the android Settings app, I tap 'From Gallery' on the film strip at the bottom which launches Google Photos. From there I select the photo I want, and it returns to ...
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Change Facebook (and others) photo saving folder

I'd like to ask a question about the facebook app (but it is not only one that does this). Currently, when I save any photo from facebook, it saves into /DCIM/Facebook. Now I would not normally care ...
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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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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 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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Does deleting a photo from my android phone's gallery app also delete it from Google Photos(I have backup & sync turned on).If yes, how to prevent it

I have a samsung (android) device and I use samsung gallery app. Question: Does deleting a photo from the gallery app also delete it from Google Photos in which I have my backup and sync turned on. ...
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Google Photos deletes copy and original on device

I'm facing a very strange issue with the Google Photos app. Every time I copy an image with "copy to folder" (specifically not "move to folder") and then delete either the copy or ...
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How to create an album without uploading to Google Photos cloud

On my Android device, Xiaomi Redmi note 8, the sync with Google account is disabled. For Photos, too. Today, I created a new album on the photos and noticed that it started to upload the photos, and ...
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Google Photos - Stop asking to allow edits?

I just got a new phone, I upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus from an LG G8X, and whenever I edit a photo using Google Photos, it always asks me to ALLOW the edit. The Google Photos app never did ...
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Screensavers for 200 tablets - accessed centrally from one computer - Is this possible?

Hi I'm involved in a project to deploy 200 tablets. All devices will be on different networks in various locations around Australia. I would like all devices to access the one set of screen savers and ...
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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.
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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 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 change the file size of photos uploaded to Google Photos?

i have uploaded my photos in google photos with upload size Original. Now 4.4GB only left out of 15GB. I have deleted photos in my phone after uploading to google photos. Now i changed my google ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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Are Google Photos' high-quality pictures compressed even if they're under 16 megapixels?

Recently, Google has changed the Google Photos app so that everyone has free and unlimited access to store 16 megapixel files. The camera on my phone is under 16 megapixels. When I downloaded the app,...
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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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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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How to remove duplicate photos in Google Photo

I used to sync my photos to Drive as well as to Google+. Now that the two have been merged, I see lots and lots of duplicates in the new Google Photo app. Unfortunately some of the photos were ...
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How to transfer photos from internal storage 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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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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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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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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How to force Google Photos to sync photos to the cloud?

I just took a picture with my phone and a few seconds later I refreshed Google Photos on my computer and the picture was there. But then I took a second picture and five minutes of refreshing later ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...