1. Sean Neubert's Avatar
    Hi All,

    So I got my Note 5 a few weeks ago (coming from a Nexus 6), and while I love just about every bit of the phone there is 1 thing that has really been bugging me. All of my photos exist in Google Photos and every photo I take on this device will also go there... but when I try to interact with other apps to send photos and such I am always sent to the horrible gallery app.

    For example, I want to add a photo to one of my contacts... but that photo is on Google Photos. My only option through the contacts app is to take a new photo or pick one from the Gallery. When I go to the gallery I am not able to pick photos from other apps (like we see in just about every other gallery/photo type app).

    Is there any way to replace the gallery app or a workaround for when your forced into the gallery app?
    elysm1, Trees and rpwalton like this.
    10-15-2015 02:59 PM
  2. elysm1's Avatar
    This is one of the few things that I would like to change as well. I've looked all over and have come up empty handed.
    10-15-2015 03:53 PM
  3. dllrogers55's Avatar
    Can't you download the specific photo from Google Photos and save in a new folder within your Gallery? I created a folder called Contact Photos.
    Trees likes this.
    10-15-2015 09:13 PM
  4. sirCLD's Avatar
    The pictures you see on Google Photos are in the cloud if they were backed up using your older phone and all new pictures, since you've bought the Note5, are on your phone...in Google Photos AND in your Gallery. If you want pictures from Photos...download them to use them on your phone/with other apps.
    Trees likes this.
    10-15-2015 10:40 PM
  5. dsignori's Avatar
    Just set it through Photos:

    Replace Note 5 Gallery with Google Photos?-tempfileforshare_2015-10-16-08-37-25.jpg

    Replace Note 5 Gallery with Google Photos?-tempfileforshare_2015-10-16-08-36-52.jpg
    zmann and Sean Neubert like this.
    10-16-2015 07:43 AM
  6. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Just set it through Photos:

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    You have a new survey! love that app!

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    10-16-2015 08:16 AM
  7. Sean Neubert's Avatar
    Thanks! I did not even think to try it directly from within the Google Photos app. While it still sucks that you cant directly access your cloud photos from within the Gallery app.. at least there is a workaround.

    Also, while I understand that I can download the photo to the device directly and then use the Gallery app... that is a step that should not be required if the Gallery app was designed correctly.
    10-16-2015 08:53 AM

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