1. AC Question's Avatar
    how do I delete the auto backup picture - has chrome icon - in the gallery app on my Samsung s4?
    09-01-2014 05:13 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! That icon is probably the Picasa or Google+ Photos icon, not the Chrome icon, which signifies that it's a photo saved in your Google+/Picasa cloud that is being synced with your Gallery To remove your cloud albums, go to Settings>Accounts-Google>[your Google account], and uncheck Picasa. (It might be listed as Google Photos instead, which syncs your Google+ cloud photos to the Gallery app. This is different from Google+ Photos, which syncs with the Photos app.) This will prevent your cloud albums from syncing with the Gallery app. Next, go to your App Manager, select Gallery, and Clear Cache/Clear Data, then Force Stop. When you restart Gallery, wait about 30 seconds for all of the locally stored photos to repopulate. The cloud albums should no longer sync, and the Auto Backup folder should be gone.

    If you only want to get rid of that one backed up picture, but want to continue syncing your cloud photos with your Gallery, then go to your Google+ Photos on the web, find the photo, and delete it there. Alternatively, you could open you Photos app (the one with the pinwheel icon), swipe in from the left, tap Albums, find the photo, and delete it there. You can delete cloud photos using the Photos app, but you can't do so using the Gallery app.
    09-03-2014 01:27 AM

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