How to Unsync Google Photos

November 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

If you have been using Google Photos, you may have noticed that it automatically backs up all of the media in your device. This is a great way to save space on your phone and have access to your photos on multiple devices. However, sometimes you might need to stop this syncing in order to free up space or use Google Photos for something different. This article will help you learn how to unsync google photos so that it is no longer backing up your device.

The first step in the process of unsyncing google photos is to turn off the backup and sync feature. This can be done by opening the app and tapping on your profile icon at the top of the screen. Then, tap on the Settings option and then on the toggle next to Backup and Sync. This will turn the switch grey and read 'Off'.

Once the switch is off, the media that was previously backed up to Google Photos will no longer be uploaded from your device to the cloud. This will give you more room on your device for new photos and videos. However, the existing files will still be available on any other devices that are linked to your account.

Another great feature of Google Photos is the machine learning that it uses to organize and recommend certain types of media. It will often suggest collages, animation pics, and movies based on the type of image that you are uploading. It also recognizes faces and allows you to easily search for pictures of specific people that you have uploaded.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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