Does Google Photos Use Phone Storage?

Free up space on your device.

If you get the “Device storage almost full” card, you can use Google Photos to delete backed-up photos to save space on your phone.

When you remove copies of your photos and videos on your phone, you can have more storage space for items like apps and music.

Does Google Photos take up storage on my phone?

Google Photos Can Now Free Up Space on Your Phone. Photos and videos tend to take up the bulk of our devices’ storage space. Google Photos will also notify you when your phone is running low on space and give you the option to remove copies of photos on your phone that are backed up and older than 30 days.

Is Google Photos Going Away 2019?

Starting on July 10, 2019, Google Photos will no longer sync to Google Drive.

Can I delete photos from Google photos without deleting from phone?

If you delete images from Google Photos (, they will be deleted from all devices, such as your phone, that are set to sync with Google Photos. So the short answer to your question, Tony, is that you can’t do what you’d like (not easily, in any case).

Does deleting photos on iPhone delete from Google Photos?

To remove selected photos, open the photo full screen and tap the 3 dot menu to choose Delete device original. You can also select multiple photos and do the same. Deleting the Photos app will have no effect on your backed up photos and no photos will be lost when reinstalling.

Most Gallery apps have sharing and basic editing features, depending on your device and the version of the Android OS it’s running. While you can use both Google Photos and your built-in Gallery app at the same time, you’ll have to choose one as the default.

Will Google photos be free forever?

“Free, unlimited original-quality storage for photos and videos taken with Pixel through the end of 2020, and free, unlimited high-quality storage for photos taken with Pixel afterwards.” The belief is that Google won’t automatically strip content of its quality once the end date arrives.

Will Google photos be shut down?

Google has an official closing date for its troubled Google+ social network: April 2. The search engine giant says on that date Google+ accounts and any pages created will be shut down and begin being deleted. Photos and videos also stored in Google Photos will not be affected.

Is Google photos being discontinued?

Google has revealed that consumer version of the service will shut down on April 2, 2019. The company decided to shut down the service after the discovery of a privacy bug which impacted 52.5 million users. Note that photos and videos backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.”

Do photos stay on Google photos if deleted from phone?

Hi Andrew, Free up space is designed to remove any photos that have been safely backed up to Google Photos from your phone. You will still be able to view them any time in Google photos, it just means that you won’t have a copy stored on in your phone physically.

Does deleting Google Photos app delete photos?

Delete photos from your device and Google accounts

If you only want to delete photos from your device but maintain a copy online, follow the instructions for deleting photos on your device only. Step 2: Tap on Menu ≡ > Settings > Back up & sync.

How do I stop Google from accessing my photos?

Simply launch the Google Photos app on your phone or tablet. Then, tap on the menu icon in the top-left corner (three horizontal bars) and then tap on the Settings icon (the cog). You should see Back up & sync at the top of the list. Tap on it and then tap the toggle to disable the service.