1. toy4rick's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    I have several hundred photos on my new S6 that came originally from my iPhone (sorry, can i say that here ) that show up fine in my gallery. When I open Google Photo, I only see very few pics, mostly what was taken with the S6 and what is on my Google Drive

    Thanks in advance
    Rick
    12-29-2015 10:15 AM
  2. LeoRex's Avatar
    How did you get them on to your S6? Do you see them on photos.google.com? If not, is the folder that these iPhone pics are location selected as one that Photos monitors (check "Device Folders" in Photos app settings).
    12-29-2015 10:52 AM
  3. toy4rick's Avatar
    The photos transferred from the iPhone using the Samsung Smart Switch app when I bought the S6. I do not see them on photos.google.com, what shows there is the same as what I see on the S6. And I don't see a "Device Folders" in the Photo app settings section

    Thanks again
    Rick
    12-29-2015 12:40 PM
  4. LeoRex's Avatar
    Look in the slide out menu in the Google Photos app. In there, it'll list all the folders in which it has detected pictures (and it is also a way to view the locally stored pictures). I suspect that the transferred pictures are in a folder it doesn't monitor.

    Gallery Photos not showing in Google Photo-screenshot_20151229-151041.jpg
    12-29-2015 02:14 PM
  5. toy4rick's Avatar
    OK, found that however no luck. It shows the same photos as what is seen in the Photo app, I can't see any additional folders that aren't being seen

    Rick
    12-29-2015 02:50 PM
  6. LeoRex's Avatar
    Do you know what folder those moved over pics are being kept?
    12-29-2015 03:06 PM
  7. Westiemom's Avatar
    Have you allowed Google to back up all photos? If you have your Google account set to back them up it will then upload all of the pictures on your device and they will be there in the future along with any new photos you take or download.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-29-2015 03:28 PM
  8. toy4rick's Avatar
    I connected my S6 to my PC and all the photos (430) are in the Samsung.../phone/pictures folder on the device and they are all .jpg or .wmv files.

    Yes, everything is being backed up to Google and it's was synced several times last night

    Again, all the photos are visible through Gallery, just not through Google Photo

    Rick
    12-29-2015 04:50 PM
  9. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    Maybe the photos are backed up in Dropbox or other online storage option.
    12-29-2015 05:05 PM
  10. toy4rick's Avatar
    No don't use dropbox

    So where does Gallery pull photos from?
    I have all the photos backed up on my PC, where can I copy them to onto the S6 so they show up properly?

    Rick
    12-29-2015 05:25 PM
  11. toy4rick's Avatar
    OK,so it seems that photos from 2 locations will show in Google Photo. 1) Ones that are in my google drive\photos folder online and 2) Ones on the phone in the "phone\dcim\camera" folder. Anything in the phone\pictures folder on the phone won't show up in Google Photo only the Gallery. I copied 2 photos from the pictures folder to the dcim\camera folder and now they show up in Google Photo.

    My concern now is I don't want them duplicated in Gallery and Google Photo nor do I want to remove them from Gallery at this time as I am still playing with Google Photo

    Not trying to complicate this but what am I missing?
    Rick
    12-29-2015 05:40 PM
  12. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    The Photos app received an update that allows the app to display all photos in the phone.
    Open the app and update it
    12-30-2015 11:33 AM
  13. toy4rick's Avatar
    OK, here is what I think I will do, copy all my photos to my laptop and delete everything from my phone to start fresh.

    Question is, in what folder(s) should they go back into?

    Rick
    12-30-2015 11:35 AM

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