1. blevitt3's Avatar
    I want to delete all the auto-backed-up photos on my S5 and leave only the photos on device. Followed directions on google help page but I can't find a way to delete all by checking the first one and scrolling through to the last one - no shift key like using a computer to delete all. Turned off auto back-up and unchecked sync, but still can't do a mass delete. Thanks.
    10-06-2014 04:47 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Which sync did you turn off? In Settings>Accounts-Google>[your Google account], make sure you unchecked either Picasa, Google Photos, or Gallery (which are all possible sync options for the stock Gallery app). Google Photos is actually different from Google+ Photos, if you see both in that list. Google+ Photos syncs with the Photos app.

    Once you've confirmed that you've unchecked the correct option, then go to the App Manager, select Gallery, and Clear Cache/Clear Data, then force stop. Now open Gallery again. The database should repopulate with your local photos, but not the cloud photos.
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Which sync did you turn off? In Settings>Accounts-Google>[your Google account], make sure you unchecked either Picasa, Google Photos, or Gallery (which are all possible sync options for the stock Gallery app). Google Photos is actually different from Google+ Photos, if you see both in that list. Google+ Photos syncs with the Photos app.

    Once you've confirmed that you've unchecked the correct option, then go to the App Manager, select Gallery, and Clear Cache/Clear Data, then force stop. Now open Gallery again. The database should repopulate with your local photos, but not the cloud photos.
    10-06-2014 07:37 PM
  4. blevitt3's Avatar
    Thanks...got it!!

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    10-07-2014 04:41 PM
  5. Edna Hardy's Avatar
    Thank You for the step by step instructions B.Diddy... Just what I needed to know
    09-04-2015 09:44 PM
  6. Sofia Lopes's Avatar
    Finally! Thanks much!
    06-09-2016 08:36 PM
  7. Sharon1978's Avatar
    Thank u SO much....I followed your directions and IT WORKED!!!!!!
    07-29-2016 10:07 PM

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