Google Photos is a convenient and helpful service that lets you easily share and backup your photos. However, it can also be a bit overwhelming and confusing.
If you are no longer interested in using the service or would like to reclaim storage space on your device, you can unsync Google Photos by following these steps.
1. Go to Settings
If you’re no longer interested in backing up photos and videos to Google Photos, or you’re concerned about the service eating into your mobile data plan, it’s easy to disable backup and sync by turning off Sync on your iPhone. This will prevent any new or edited pictures and videos from automatically uploading to the service, and it will also help preserve your storage space. You can still back up your content to the cloud using other services, such as OneDrive or Dropbox, or you can save them locally on an external hard drive.
To unlink your device from the automatic synchronization process, you can go to your Google Photos app and tap your profile icon in the top right corner. This will take you to the Settings menu, and you’ll see a switch in a grey color that says “Backup & sync.” Disabling this feature will stop any future photos or videos from being uploaded to your account. But any files that have already been uploaded will remain available within your Google Photos library until you manually delete them from your phone or tablet.
Another option is to create a separate album in the app and only use it for local storage. You can also give it permission to not back up your content over cellular connections, or only back it up when you’re connected to Wi-Fi. If you’re worried about storage space, you can always adjust the Upload size from original to High quality, which will not count against your Google storage limit but may make your files a little bit larger in file size.
The Google Photos app is a great way to store, organize, and share your photos and videos. But if you’re no longer interested in the service, or you’re concerned about the app using up too much of your data plan, you can easily unlink your device from the automatic synchronization by going to the Settings menu and tapping the Accounts tab. From there, you can select the account that you want to unlink and then click the “Unsync” button.
2. Tap Accounts
While Google Photos offers many great features, not everyone wants all of their images automatically uploaded to the cloud. Fortunately, it’s easy to stop the syncing process and avoid losing any photos or videos that are already saved on your device. This guide will show you how to unsync Google Photos from your iPhone.
First, open the Settings app and tap Apps. You will see a list of all the apps on your iPhone, including Google Photos. Scroll the list to find the app, and then tap on it. It will be marked as ‘Disabled,’ which means that the app is no longer synced with your Google account.
Next, you should turn off iCloud Photo Library in order to prevent Google Photos from accessing your iCloud photos. This is important because you don’t want to accidentally delete a photo from your iPhone while it’s still synced with Google Photos.
Now that you’ve turned off iCloud Photo Library, you can begin the process of unsyncing Google Photos from your iPhone. This can be done by opening the Google Photos application and tapping the three-dot icon at the top of the screen, then tap Settings. From there, you will see the Back up and sync option; tap it to disable it.
Once you’ve disabled backup and syncing, you will need to close the Google Photos app on your phone. Afterwards, you can move the photos and videos that you want to keep to another app or to your computer. You can also opt to use a different service for backing up your photos and videos, such as iCloud or Dropbox.
One of the best things about unsyncing Google Photos is that it will give you more options for managing your photos. For example, you can use the archive feature to remove specific photos or albums from view in the general library and prevent them from being shared. This will allow you to separate your photos from the ones that are shared with others and make them more easily accessible on other devices.
Another benefit of unsyncing is that it will free up space on your iPhone. This will allow you to add more apps and create more music or video content, which is always a good thing. You can also set the Google Photos app to only upload low-quality copies of your files, which will save even more space.
3. Tap Google Photos
Google Photos is a great app that allows you to back up all of your photos and videos online. However, sometimes you may want to stop using the service. This could be because you have switched to a different backup service or because you no longer need your photos backed up. Whatever the reason, unsyncing Google Photos can be a simple process.
Once you have finished the process, all of your Google Photos will be removed from your iPhone. This will free up space on your phone, which can be used for other apps or to store more photos and videos. However, it is important to note that this will not delete your iCloud photos from your device. If you would like to keep your iCloud photos, you can do so by creating a separate album in Google Photos that is not synced with your iPhone.
To unsync Google Photos, first open the app and tap on the multi-colored pinwheel in the upper right corner of the screen. This will open the menu where you can change various settings. On the left side of the menu, you will see a list of all of the devices and accounts that are connected to Google Photos. Tap the one that you want to unsync and follow the instructions below to complete the process.
Alternatively, you can also unsync Google Photos by going to the settings of the app and tapping on “Back up & sync”. This will disable the backup and syncing of all of your photos and videos. This will not affect any of the iCloud photos that are stored on your device, but it will prevent them from being backed up to Google Photos.
Once you have unsynced your Google Photos, it is important to make sure that you are not storing any of your photos or videos in the cloud. This will ensure that your data is secure and that no other parties have access to it. Also, it will save your device from having to continuously track and upload photos, which can drain the battery and reclaim storage on your device.
4. Tap Unsync
Google Photos is a service that allows users to easily store, access, and share their digital photos. It also backs up photos from multiple devices so that they can be accessed and used even if a device is lost or destroyed. This feature is especially useful for people who use multiple computers, phones, or tablets to take and store photographs. However, this can be a problem if you want to stop using Google Photos or need to clear out space on your iPhone. In this case, you will need to know how to unsync Google Photos from your iPhone.
The first step to unsyncing Google Photos from your phone is to disable the backup and sync process. This can be done by opening the app and tapping the menu icon in the top left corner. From there, select “Settings” and then “Backup and Sync.” Toggle the switch at the bottom of this screen off.
This will prevent any future photos from being automatically uploaded to your Google account or saved to your iPhone. However, any photos that have already been uploaded will still be available on your Google Photos account until you delete them manually. You can also unshare specific albums or files that you do not want to remain publically viewable by disabling the share settings for these uploads.
You can also try to free up space by deleting some of the photos and videos on your device. This will not delete them from your Google account, but it will remove the space that they occupy in your iPhone’s storage. In the event that you do not have enough space on your iPhone to delete any of the photos and videos, you can always create a new album in Google Photos and move them into that folder.
Another way to free up space on your iPhone is to turn off the auto-upload feature of Google Photos. This can be done by going to your Google Photos settings and turning off the option to “Automatically upload new photos and videos.” Once this is done, any new photos or video clips will not be backed up to your Google account and will remain on your phone until you manually upload them to your Google Photo account.