1. seagood3's Avatar
    On my phone it says that I have over 5GB of photos and movies, yes locally on my device I only have about 45 photos and a few movies (2 min clips). I can only assume that somehow the google + photos that I thought are being stored in the cloud actually reside on my phone? Is this true? Any help?
    04-14-2014 01:57 PM
  2. Ambrete's Avatar
    The Photos & Videos you take on your phone, are saved on to your phone's storage space. They are then uploaded to the cloud. You would have to delete the file on your manually. In addition the Moto X's .mov video extension does save in a large size, no matter the length. Trust me, I've been there.
    You could also clear the cache of Google +'s Auto backup.

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    04-14-2014 03:30 PM
  3. carlos hermoso's Avatar
    will i erase my back up photos on google + if i erase them in the backup file ?
    04-15-2014 08:06 PM
  4. Dr Triffid's Avatar
    No, photos in G+ have to be deleted manually. The sync works only to add photos.

    Sent from some Android device or another using the AC Forums app.
    Ambrete likes this.
    04-15-2014 11:59 PM
  5. Clocks's Avatar
    On your phone if you go into the "Photos" app and delete it, it will remove the photo from your device and Google+ auto-backup (the photo will be moved to "Trash" in Google+ and permanently deleted after 30 days).

    If you go into "Gallery" on your phone and delete it, it will only remove the photo from your device.
    04-16-2014 04:05 PM
  6. dmark44's Avatar
    Wow, Google ought to think about warning you that you are deleting from two locations in the Photos app. I can see many users not realizing that.

    Better yet, have a pop up that let's you choose to delete from device, google+ or both.

    Sent from my Moto X
    sfringer likes this.
    04-17-2014 03:38 PM
  7. Clocks's Avatar
    I agree dmark.

    You *can* use the Photos app to delete photos only from your phone. Expand the side menu and go to "folders", those are local images. Deleting there only removes the device version just like the Gallery app.

    Very confusing I think with no explanation provides by google.
    dmark44 likes this.
    04-18-2014 07:58 PM

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