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    Question Disable auto backup of photos to Google

    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.
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    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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    Oops, uncheck Google photos and Picasa

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    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.
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    No it's controlled in the Google+ app, not the gallery app.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by nolalou View Post
    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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    Folks, auto backup is a function of the Google+ app. Look for auto-backup in settings there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H_Wordsmythe View Post
    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gabbott View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H_Wordsmythe View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by gabbott View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gabbott View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jeverts View Post
    I'm not seeing upload on wifi only?

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    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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    How did you create that screen shot?
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    Power and volume down buttons, I believe...

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nolalou View Post
    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.
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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.

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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.

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