09-30-2019 05:19 PM
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  1. DrNitun's Avatar
    Hello,

    I use Google Photos app on my Note 10+ as my default photo app. I have an issue when I want to update a contacts photo. By default, Samsung's Gallery app is the app that shows up when I want to select a new pic within the contacts app.

    My Samsung Gallery app doesn't have all the photos that Google Photos app has. I don't mind using the Samsung Gallery app to select a contact photo IF it has the same photos and albums as Google Photos has.

    How can I get both apps to sync?

    Thanks,
    Nate
    09-28-2019 04:38 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hello,

    I use Google Photos app on my Note 10+ as my default photo app. I have an issue when I want to update a contacts photo. By default, Samsung's Gallery app is the app that shows up when I want to select a new pic within the contacts app.

    My Samsung Gallery app doesn't have all the photos that Google Photos app has. I don't mind using the Samsung Gallery app to select a contact photo IF it has the same photos and albums as Google Photos has.

    How can I get both apps to sync?

    Thanks,
    Nate
    Hi , you can sync your photos from gallery by going inside your gallery and tap 3 fits upper right corner and sync with Samsung cloud .

    If you go to settings>then apps tap it> go 3 dot upper right corner tap> scroll to default apps
    09-28-2019 07:17 PM
  3. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Hi , you can sync your photos from gallery by going inside your gallery and tap 3 fits upper right corner and sync with Samsung cloud .

    If you go to settings>then apps tap it> go 3 dot upper right corner tap> scroll to default apps
    The problem is that's not Google Photos. Also, not everybody can sync to Samsung Cloud. I'm Verizon which blocks Samsung Cloud.

    In a nutshell, Samsung Gallery won't sync with Google Cloud or any other cloud storage other than Samsung Cloud. If you're Verizon you can't even do that.
    09-29-2019 01:14 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try going to Settings>Apps, select the Samsung Gallery app, then Defaults, and clear its defaults. Now when you want to select a contact photo, see if it gives you a choice of which gallery app to use.
    Bosbouer likes this.
    09-29-2019 01:33 AM
  5. jhimmel's Avatar
    The problem is that's not Google Photos. Also, not everybody can sync to Samsung Cloud. I'm Verizon which blocks Samsung Cloud.

    In a nutshell, Samsung Gallery won't sync with Google Cloud or any other cloud storage other than Samsung Cloud. If you're Verizon you can't even do that.
    I'm on Verizon and it's there for me.
    Go into Settings-Accounts and select your Samsung account (I assume you have one). Then select Services. Look for Samsung Cloud. You can select it and adjust your settings, and you can also toggle Show Icon to have the Samsung Cloud app on your Home screen.

    I have Gallery Sync off, but it turned on just fine when I tried it.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    09-29-2019 07:36 AM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon and it's there for me.
    Go into Settings-Accounts and select your Samsung account (I assume you have one). Then select Services. Look for Samsung Cloud. You can select it and adjust your settings, and you can also toggle Show Icon to have the Samsung Cloud app on your Home screen.

    I have Gallery Sync off, but it turned on just fine when I tried it.
    Thanks for clarifying that 2
    09-29-2019 09:49 AM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    The problem is that's not Google Photos. Also, not everybody can sync to Samsung Cloud. I'm Verizon which blocks Samsung Cloud.

    In a nutshell, Samsung Gallery won't sync with Google Cloud or any other cloud storage other than Samsung Cloud. If you're Verizon you can't even do that.
    I like to wait for OP to answer , because I can go through few different steps for them .
    09-29-2019 09:51 AM
  8. strikeIII's Avatar
    Just download the photo you want to use to your device and it'll show up in the Gallery. There's no two way sync between the Gallery and Google Photos.
    09-29-2019 11:05 AM
  9. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Thanks for clarifying that 2
    To be clear, the OP did specify backing up Gallery directly to Google Photos. Which you can't do. You must use the Google Photo app.

    Personally I don't like the changes Google made. I liked being able to access my photos via Google Drive.
    I'm on Verizon and it's there for me.
    Go into Settings-Accounts and select your Samsung account (I assume you have one). Then select Services. Look for Samsung Cloud. You can select it and adjust your settings, and you can also toggle Show Icon to have the Samsung Cloud app on your Home screen.

    I have Gallery Sync off, but it turned on just fine when I tried it.
    Thanks. Verizon used to not allow backing up to Samsung.

    I personally use OneDrive though.
    09-29-2019 11:31 AM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    To be clear, the OP did specify backing up Gallery directly to Google Photos. Which you can't do. You must use the Google Photo app.

    Personally I don't like the changes Google made. I liked being able to access my photos via Google Drive. Thanks. Verizon used to not allow backing up to Samsung.

    I personally use OneDrive though.
    I know Verizon models do things little differently, but my gallery syncs to google photos.
    09-29-2019 11:34 AM
  11. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    I know Verizon models do things little differently, but my gallery syncs to google photos.
    How? I can't find it anywhere.

    Are you sure it's not your Google account doing it in the background?
    09-29-2019 11:36 AM
  12. strikeIII's Avatar
    To be clear, the OP did specify backing up Gallery directly to Google Photos. Which you can't do. You must use the Google Photo app.
    Yes you can backup your Gallery directly to Google Photos. I do it all the time. But yes you do need to use the Google Photos app to set it up and choose which folders you want to sync and if you want to backup Original Quality or High Quality.
    09-29-2019 11:37 AM
  13. strikeIII's Avatar
    I use Google Photos to sync all my devices so all my pictures are in one place. I also use it to manage my photos so if I delete a photo from Google photos it'll also delete it from the device Gallery to help keep things clean
    09-29-2019 11:39 AM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    How? I can't find it anywhere.

    Are you sure it's not your Google account doing it in the background?
    In Google photo turn syn on and your gallery will sync to it
    09-29-2019 11:41 AM
  15. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Yes you can backup your Gallery directly to Google Photos. I do it all the time. But yes you do need to use the Google Photos app to set it up and choose which folders you want to sync and if you want to backup Original Quality or High Quality.
    Which is what I said. You're not actually using Gallery to back up to Google Photos. It's Google Photos is doing it for you. Gallery is the app you're using to access your photos.
    09-29-2019 11:48 AM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Which is what I said. You're not actually using Gallery to back up to Google Photos. It's Google Photos is doing it for you. Gallery is the app you're using to access your photos.
    Gallery can get back up to SD card,Google photos or SAMSUNG cloud
    09-29-2019 11:52 AM
  17. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Gallery can get back up to SD card,Google photos or SAMSUNG cloud
    To SD Card - that is a default save choice you setup in the camera (different app) , not a backup location. If you set the camera to save to internal storage Gallery won't automatically copy it to the SD card.

    To Samsung Cloud - check (clarified previously)

    To Google Photos - How, without configuring Google Photos to do it in the background? Which was my original point. Gallery won't backup to Google Photos itself. It is Google Photos doing it in the background AFTER you configure it.
    09-29-2019 12:03 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    To SD Card - that is a default save choice you setup in the camera (different app) , not a backup location. If you set the camera to save to internal storage Gallery won't automatically copy it to the SD card.

    To Samsung Cloud - check (clarified previously)

    To Google Photos - How, without configuring Google Photos to do it in the background? Which was my original point. Gallery won't backup to Google Photos itself. It is Google Photos doing it in the background AFTER you configure it.
    I dont know why you are having a difficult time understanding?

    If you choose to default your gallery to sd card it will.

    If you choose to back up to the Samsung cloud you can .

    If you choose google photos back up you can do this also ..


    What is it that you dont understand?

    How long you had Samsung devices ?
    You can have any of those options used .
    09-29-2019 12:12 PM
  19. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    If you choose to default your gallery to sd card it will.
    Show me.

    No where in the Gallery app does it allow me to back up to the SD Card. In the CAMERA app, it allows me to SAVE to the SD card. Big difference. Also, if you use Pro mode in camera, the photos are SAVED to internal memory. Gallery will NOT automatically back them up to the SD card.

    If you choose to back up to the Samsung cloud you can .
    We established that already.

    If you choose google photos back up you can do this also ..
    Turn off sync in Google Photos and see what happens. Gallery WON'T back up to Google Photos.

    We are talking about THREE distinct apps, you are conflating them all into one. Why do you not understand that?
    09-29-2019 12:44 PM
  20. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I think the OP's main issue actually isn't about syncing the Samsung Gallery with the Google Photos gallery. I suspect the problem is that they want to attach a photo that is no longer saved on internal storage, but rather in the Google Photos cloud. The Contacts app probably requires that the photo be saved locally, and so the best solution may be to download that photo from the Google Photos cloud, then try to select that photo for the contact.
    09-29-2019 12:46 PM
  21. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hello,

    I use Google Photos app on my Note 10+ as my default photo app. I have an issue when I want to update a contacts photo. By default, Samsung's Gallery app is the app that shows up when I want to select a new pic within the contacts app.

    My Samsung Gallery app doesn't have all the photos that Google Photos app has. I don't mind using the Samsung Gallery app to select a contact photo IF it has the same photos and albums as Google Photos has.

    How can I get both apps to sync?

    Thanks,
    Nate
    Have you found the solution ?
    09-29-2019 12:48 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    Also OP: if you go to Google photos and tap on a picture then tap 3 dots upper right corner then scroll "set as" it will pop up with options and contacts is one of them .
    09-29-2019 12:59 PM
  23. DrNitun's Avatar
    Hello,

    Thank you for your advice. I know I can use Google Photos app to set contact profile pics. I simply wish Samsung Gallery app would sync with the Google Photos app.

    BTW, I do have Samsung Cloud activated. Is there a way to have Google Photos app sync with Samsung Cloud?? That could be a workaround solution.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    09-29-2019 01:08 PM
  24. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hello,

    Thank you for your advice. I know I can use Google Photos app to set contact profile pics. I simply wish Samsung Gallery app would sync with the Google Photos app.

    BTW, I do have Samsung Cloud activated. Is there a way to have Google Photos app sync with Samsung Cloud?? That could be a workaround solution.
    Yes, have your Samsung cloud on , and make sure same account for both Google photos and Samsung cloud , when you go into Google photos make sure back up is cheked on and whenever you snap picture and are in gallery they will load to your Google photos.


    You can take a quick photos see if it's in both the Google photos and gallery once you you set up syn.
    09-29-2019 01:14 PM
  25. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    BTW, I do have Samsung Cloud activated. Is there a way to have Google Photos app sync with Samsung Cloud?? That could be a workaround solution.
    Yes. You can sync Samsung Cloud and Google Photos at the same time, but they will not sync between each other.

    You will be sycning to two DIFFERENT cloud services simultaneously. Your photos will be backed up to BOTH locations. If you delete a photo from Google Photos it will still be in Samsung Cloud, likewise if you delete from Samsung Cloud it will still be in Google Photos. Deleting from either or both will NOT delete if off of your phone. If you delete it off of your phone it will still be in those two locations.
    09-29-2019 04:23 PM
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