1. Louis Crispino's Avatar
    Hello,
    I'm enjoying me new Verizon HTC One, however I notice all my photos are automatically being backed up to my Google account, via Auto Bkup. How do I turn this off? I don't always want my photos backed up, especially when I'm not on wifi.
    I checked various settings, but can't seem to find anything to control automatic backup of photos.
    08-30-2013 03:33 PM
  2. jeverts's Avatar
    Open Gallery, click on 3 dots upper right, select add online service, touch Picasa and viola, take a look at what's being synced

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    08-30-2013 04:24 PM
  3. jeverts's Avatar
    Oops, uncheck Google photos and Picasa

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    08-30-2013 04:25 PM
  4. nolalou's Avatar
    On Verizon HTC One, those 3 dots on Gallery only show settings, where the only option is to toggle location data on or off. There is a selection called Media Servers, but that doesn't seem to do anything, and Tips & Help which does not include any info on Picasa or anything else related to backing up photos.
    08-30-2013 04:30 PM
  5. gabbott's Avatar
    No it's controlled in the Google+ app, not the gallery app.

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    08-30-2013 04:37 PM
  6. H_Wordsmythe's Avatar
    Try going to Settings/Accounts/Google/(your Google account). There you can uncheck sync for Google Photos. See if that does the trick.
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    08-30-2013 04:38 PM
  7. jeverts's Avatar
    On Verizon HTC One, those 3 dots on Gallery only show settings, where the only option is to toggle location data on or off. There is a selection called Media Servers, but that doesn't seem to do anything, and Tips & Help which does not include any info on Picasa or anything else related to backing up photos.
    Hmm, on my Picasa web, I have a folder that says photos from posts and one called instant upload, that seem to correlate with the check boxes I referenced. I'll check it again later or tomorrow...

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    08-30-2013 04:43 PM
  8. gabbott's Avatar
    Folks, auto backup is a function of the Google+ app. Look for auto-backup in settings there.

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    08-30-2013 04:45 PM
  9. nolalou's Avatar
    Try going to Settings/Accounts/Google/(your Google account). There you can uncheck sync for Google Photos. See if that does the trick.
    That did the trick! I had looked at those settings, but didnt realize my account name was clickable, so i missed the option to turn off syncing photos!
    08-30-2013 04:54 PM
  10. H_Wordsmythe's Avatar
    Folks, auto backup is a function of the Google+ app. Look for auto-backup in settings there.

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    I have Google Photos unchecked in the Accounts and Sync setting, and when I open Google+, the Instant Upload section displays a message that says it needs to be enabled in... Accounts and Sync. So, there are a couple of ways to approach it, apparently.
    08-30-2013 04:54 PM
  11. gabbott's Avatar
    I have Google Photos unchecked in the Accounts and Sync setting, and when I open Google+, the Instant Upload section displays a message that says it needs to be enabled in... Accounts and Sync. So, there are a couple of ways to approach it, apparently.
    True but using the settings in the Google+ app gives you more control such as to only upload when on Wi-Fi or when charging or disable it completely.

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    08-30-2013 05:00 PM
  12. H_Wordsmythe's Avatar
    True but using the settings in the Google+ app gives you more control such as to only upload when on Wi-Fi or when charging or disable it completely.

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    Ahh... Good to know. Thanks.
    08-30-2013 05:42 PM
  13. jeverts's Avatar
    True but using the settings in the Google+ app gives you more control such as to only upload when on Wi-Fi or when charging or disable it completely.

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    I'm not seeing upload on wifi only?

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    08-30-2013 06:13 PM
  14. gabbott's Avatar
    I'm not seeing upload on wifi only?

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    08-30-2013 06:34 PM
  15. jeverts's Avatar
    Ahh, I had the entire Google+ backup feature unchecked... I forgit I have a 50 gig account so I turned it on as I see Google is moving from Picasa to G+ - Thanks

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    08-30-2013 07:00 PM
  16. roadwarriormi's Avatar
    How did you create that screen shot?
    08-31-2013 08:41 PM
  17. jeverts's Avatar
    Power and volume down buttons, I believe...

    Sent from my One
    09-01-2013 12:23 AM
  18. nolalou's Avatar
    Since I have my photos already set to backup to Flickr (since you now get 1 terabyte of space free!) , is there a reason to use Google bkup? Does it back up anything other than photos & videos? If not, I might just disable it, as I'm already using 11 gig of my 15 gig limit.
    09-03-2013 08:41 AM
  19. gabbott's Avatar
    Since I have my photos already set to backup to Flickr (since you now get 1 terabyte of space free!) , is there a reason to use Google bkup? Does it back up anything other than photos & videos? If not, I might just disable it, as I'm already using 11 gig of my 15 gig limit.
    Just backs up photos and videos. I use it as a secondary backup service for photos and videos and use the standard size option so it doesn't go against my quota and because I use another service to backup the full size photos.
    09-03-2013 12:11 PM
  20. Cheryl Massey's Avatar
    On my Samsung Mega, it was just as you say, BUT, once you touch on the Google+, there is simply a "slider" in the upper right hand corner which you slide to "off". Thank you for helping me! I was going nuts.

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    On my Samsung Mega, it was just as you say, BUT, once you touch on the Google+, there is simply a "slider" in the upper right hand corner which you slide to "off". Thank you for helping me! I was going nuts.
    07-10-2014 07:28 AM

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