1. kw_21's Avatar
    Just registered because my head hurts now from constant searching and banging it against a brick wall!
    I recently had my phone repaired and when re-setting it back up I noticed I now have a folder in my gallery of Google Back-up pictures. Anyway I decided to turn off the auto back up and delete these pictures. Figuring that although it said delete on device also it would only delete the pictures on the device in that folder! Wrong! Anyway, my point is, all the pictures I deleted, and there were a lot, are showing in my Google photos (because I restored them there) but how do I get them back on my phone? I can't seem to find a way and can't quite understand why there is a back-up facility if you cannot do anything with them once they are backed up? Surely the point of backing something up is so you can restore them if anything happens?

    So if anyone has a solution I'd love to hear it.

    06-09-2014 05:21 AM
  2. the tall guy's Avatar
    I had several problems with Google Photos - to the extent that I disabled the stock Gallery app and just used the Google photos app as I hated seeing the Picasa folder on my nexus 5.

    You could go onto a desktop computer, log into Google and manually save the pics onto a dektop, allowing for you to drag the files over to the phone. Or if you click on the photos within the goolge photos app you can manually download them into your stock gallery app - these will be saved into a "download" folder however
    06-09-2014 05:45 AM
  3. San Diego Bumble Bee's Avatar
    How do I retrieve my photos that have been backed up?
    Susan Farmer1 likes this.
    08-13-2014 12:18 PM
  4. Vicky Blake's Avatar

    I backed up my phone HTC One to my gmail account in the cloud and see some of the pictures in Google Fotos, but not all pictures are there. WHere else can they be?

    10-05-2014 12:13 PM
  5. Asvenska's Avatar
    How to retrieve my photos from google+?
    10-22-2014 05:11 PM
  6. Keon Dishmon's Avatar
    How can I get my photos from my old BLU phone to my MAXWEST phone
    03-27-2015 04:35 AM
  7. extraclass's Avatar
    I always move my photos and music to the sdcard. Then make a copy of the sd card on my computer. If the phone or sdcard fails I have a permanent backup! This has saved me a couple times. I don't trust backup programs or the Cloud!
    Just a suggestion if you get your file back!
    03-29-2015 08:53 PM
  8. m_burns's Avatar
    My phone is water damaged and sometimes deletes my stuff without me knowing about it, I have very special pictures and yesterday, they were all gone but 1 video. I need to know how to get them back without using PC
    06-16-2015 08:32 AM

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