1. AC Question's Avatar
    I get a notice that my device is full because of all my photos. I've deleted several but just discovered that they go into my trash, but I don't know how to empty my trash. I also auto upload my photos to Google+ and I don't want the photos to be deleted from there. Anyone?
    08-25-2015 04:59 PM
  2. the tall guy's Avatar
    Hi, you don't have a "trash" can on any Android phone. Once the photo is deleted it should be deleted. If you are using Google Photos as your main gallery, go into the app, swipe left to right to reveal the side menu, select "device folders" this way you can delete photos that are stored on the phone, just make sure the folder is auto backed up (blue cloud should be visible above folder)
    08-26-2015 03:45 AM
  3. Snapphane's Avatar
    Also, Google Photos do have a trash can and that sits in the cloud. Not sure how long, but after a delete you get a few weeks to regret it and restore your photo(s).
    08-26-2015 05:16 AM
  4. the tall guy's Avatar
    Also, Google Photos do have a trash can and that sits in the cloud. Not sure how long, but after a delete you get a few weeks to regret it and restore your photo(s).
    They sit there for 60 days - quite a handy tool tbh, as I discovered not that long ago
    08-26-2015 05:21 AM
  5. sherryhinman#AC's Avatar
    Thank you! And this will not delete them from Google+? That's where they auto back up to. (Or maybe that's what you're saying by the cloud?)
    08-26-2015 07:39 AM
  6. the tall guy's Avatar
    Thank you! And this will not delete them from Google+? That's where they auto back up to. (Or maybe that's what you're saying by the cloud?)
    Hi,

    Yes if you delete them from the device folder as long as they have backed up you won't loose the images. I regularly delete the images on my S6 and relay on the Google Photos app to show me all my backed up photos.

    As a test you could take a couple of sample pictures, let them backup and then delete them from the device folder and see if they have backed up
    08-26-2015 07:52 AM
  7. sherryhinman#AC's Avatar
    Perfect! That worked -- thanks for your speedy answers!
    08-26-2015 08:11 AM
  8. the tall guy's Avatar
    Perfect! That worked -- thanks for your speedy answers!
    Any time unless I'm sleeping
    08-26-2015 08:25 AM
  9. Rukbat's Avatar
    Any time unless I'm sleeping
    He answers faster when he's sleeping.
    08-26-2015 05:07 PM
  10. the tall guy's Avatar
    He answers faster when he's sleeping.
    Haha!! the fact I didn't answer to your comment is evidence I don't answer faster while sleeping
    08-27-2015 03:19 AM

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