1. AC Question's Avatar
    Is there any way to disable Google Play Services "sign in-request", which pops up frequently and tries to upload pictures from my phone's gallery (private pics) to Picasa Web Albums/Google+? I am deathly afraid I'll accidentally hit the wrong button one of these days. Plus it's a tremendous nuisance with notifications many times each day.

    If I turn off "Show Notifications" in Google Play Services App Info, I assume the notifications will stop, but will it still be trying to make my pics public...? any way to protect gallery from sharing?
    03-10-2015 07:58 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone do you have?

    If you don't want to use the Google+ Auto Backup feature, open Google+, tap Menu>Settings>Auto Backup, and turn it off. Also, go to Settings>Accounts-Google>[your Google account], and uncheck anything like Picasa, Google Photos, or Gallery.
    03-10-2015 11:10 AM
  3. postcd's Avatar
    Another things to try:

    1. Go to Settings > Accounts

    2. Select your Google account, then tap on your Google account name to change your sync settings.

    3. Scroll down to the bottom and uncheck the Sync Picasa Web albums option.

    4. Go back into Settings > Application Manager or Apps or Applications. This will depend on your Android configuration and version.

    5. Go to Applications > All

    6. Scroll down and find Gallery and select it.

    7. Tap on both the Clear Data and Clear Cache options. This will reset the cache and also clear the previously synced Picasa web albums from the Gallery app.

    8. Go back to your Gallery app. You will notice that just your local photos and videos are listed.

    9. If you Dropbox or Facebook media appears in the Gallery application, you can also do the same thing with your Facebook or Dropbox accounts. Go into your Facebook/Dropbox account in Settings > Accounts and then uncheck the appropriate sync photos options. Once you do that, you will again need to clear the cache and data on the Gallery app via steps 4-7 again.
    06-08-2018 01:53 AM

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