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Google Photos deletes copy and original on device

After a while of trying around, I found a solution. This behavior of the Google Photos app seems to be intended, because it is more an interface for the network service to synchronize images, and less ...
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How can I check storage I have used on Google photos

How to find storage requirements of your free Google Photos: got to https://takeout.google.com/ pick only Photos for download select parameters of the archive wait for the process to finish (you will ...
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How can I change the file size of photos uploaded to Google Photos?

Go to https://photos.google.com. Select Options from the top left of this page, then select Settings near the bottom of the Options menu. Change the radio button to High Quality (free unlimited ...
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Change Facebook (and others) photo saving folder

I had EXACTLY the same problem. I couldn't find a solution else where. The only solution was to use a .nomedia file in the /sdcard/DCIM/Facebook directory and moving the *.jpgs to another folder. I ...
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How can I check storage I have used on Google photos

Check here: https://drive.google.com/settings/storage There under "Total storage" you can see your used storage, and below when you click on "View details" you can see the details: Storage details ...
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Did Google remove the "backup while on wifi" option from the Photos app?

OK, so I did some testing and have determined that although the wording on the Photos "Settings" screens has changed, it is still possible to back up your photos solely when the phone is connected to ...
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How to force Google Photos to sync photos to the cloud?

Here is what I have found to work most reliably on my phone, which is a stock (not rooted) Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Android version 9). I found this out via other posts on stack exchange, but I forget ...
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How to force Google Photos to sync photos to the cloud?

In Google Photos app select Assistant and then you can choose (or view the current backup status/progress) to force backup photos. Be sure to set the different image maps to cloud: the folder will ...
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How to delete photos ONLY from google photos backup?

You can uninstall the "Google Photos Backup" from your device or simply sign out from the account in the Photos app. Then go to the web-version of Google Photos (photos.google.com) and delete the ...
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How can I text a photo from Google Photos instead of a link?

[Originally posted in the comments section on 11/5/17] After touching the "share" icon, you have to select the Messages app. Then you select the recipient and touch "MMS".
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Change Facebook (and others) photo saving folder

Anyone else looking this in the future and don't know how to use Tasker or find it difficult to understand. Download this app. Go to organizer section. Make a service job to move files as soon they ...
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How "Google Pixel (XL)" activates the "unlimited full resolution photo and video backup"

From Google Product Pixel help Question: ....Do you think that the unlimited photo/video backup will be tied to 1) a single account, 2) any account that is signed in on the Pixel 3) ...
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How to prevent a folder being backed up in Photos but still seen in a gallery app?

You're not restricted by Google to use only Photos app as a Gallery app, so why not try a third-party app? I remembered that I used to use Piktures and QuickPic app and both of them (paid feature in ...
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How to get Google Photos to recognize External SD drive

Sorry, you can't do it the way you intend to. Google photos can back up to Ext.SD, only if the card is treated as internal storage. In your case the SD card is not treated as a part of device memory ...
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My Galaxy A71 photos aren't being picked up in Google Photos

Open Google Photos app and turn on backup by tapping on the profile icon on top right (if you havent already) then somewhere in google photos settings, there's an option which default sets your ...
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How to force Google Photos to sync photos to the cloud?

In Android 6 / Marshmallow, go to Settings -> Personal -> Google -> Google Photos Backup, and click Backup all, this started the backup straight away for me. There are lots of other options on that ...
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How can I check storage I have used on Google photos

It is available in google drive as well as from within the photos app. Photos App Open photos app. From the side menu, tap on settings Tap on Back up & sync Here you'll find backup account ...
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Google Photos can't free space when pictures are on SD card

The SD card on Android is by default mounted in read-only mode: Google Photos can copy photos from the SD card to the server but it cannot edit, create or delete files on the SD card. To allow Google ...
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Force specific folder to be added to Photos?

Delete the .nomedia file to force media scanning ( restart the phone. It is then that media scanner database is re indexed ) and it should appear in Google photos folder list for sync. If you don't ...
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How can I get Google Photos app to see old/other photos stored on SD card?

First check if in Google photos app options under Device Folders if you can see the photos on external SD. If you can't, from Settings → Apps → show System apps → Media Storage → ...
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How to archive all photos from an album in google photos app

I put all the photos in an album, then from the landing page I performed a search, keyword [album_name]. Search returned the same number of photos as is in the album, but I haven't checked them one by ...
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Stop Google Photos from Retaining Deleted Photos

If you are using Google Photo to backup your photos, you should also use it as your "gallery" app on your phone to manage photos. When you delete a photo in the Google Photo app, it will delete it in ...
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Google Photos will not backup

I was able to finally get Google Photos to back everything up. It's not a perfect solution, but it does seem to work for now. Uninstall / Reinstall. I just completely uninstalled the app, then ...
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Why does the Google Photo App (not storage of photos) take up 0.92 GB? Samsung S 7

User @alecks answered this for me: the 'trash' folder in Google Photos was the culprit of taking up space. I had one video file in there from my phone accidentally captured 3 minutes of video in my ...
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If I own Google Pixel and iPhone with same Google account, do I get unlimited upload for Google Photos?

The offer is device-dependent and only applicable for Pixel devices. This is explained in more detail on Google Photos Help - Choose the upload size of your photos & videos under Android's tab - &...
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What is the easiest way to share photos in their original format?

This question could have many solutions. I personally prefer cloud services for a bunch of reasons (based on personal experience) : Easy sharing, all you need to do is just share a link to the folder ...
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Unlimited Google Photos storage?

As you have a Pixel 3 which still has support for high quality/storage saver photo backup: From: Google Photos Help page - Choose the backup quality of your photos & videos Pixel 3 Photos and ...
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Google Photos can't free space when pictures are on SD card

Did this ever happen to you? How did you manage to solve the issue? I am having the same issue on my Samsung Galaxy S7. The Google Photos app won't "free up space" with photos on the SD card. You ...
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Is deleting our gallery after having saved our photos in Google photos safe?

The purpose of google photos is never running out of storage on your phone. So if you backup your photos on google photos you put them in a cloud storage, you can access this cloud everywhere and ...
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