12-10-2016 06:03 AM
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  1. posaune76's Avatar
    I'm having this issue, and I'm on version 2.3.0 (10/31/16 update). I've tried unistalling updates & going to what came from the factory on my S7 Edge; choosing to sync only while charging; and turning off sync entirely. I've done all of these in various combinations with both the factory version and the latest update.

    I let the app sync all photos on my phone initially, which took about 8 hours and chewed through the battery. But I understand that. Since then I've been uploading old photos from my computer, but that shouldn't be an issue if sync is off. Plan was to upload, then sync everything overnight while charging, then live life on automatic backup. Now I'm not so sure.
    11-13-2016 01:23 PM
  2. posaune76's Avatar
    Solved. I think.

    I updated to the latest version ( Sideloaded from apkmirror. Link is for 11/14 update; I did this yesterday, so it was the version prior.

    I have multiple Google accounts on my phone. Using the left-side menu, I selected and then removed each of the accounts I wouldn't be syncing with Photos. This left 1 account available in the Photos app. Synced overnight while charging, and no extraordinary drain so far today (11:00am). It shows up near the top of my battery use chart because I've been in it, but just sitting around not using the phone, no more apparent untoward drain.
    11-14-2016 11:16 AM
  3. posaune76's Avatar
    Spoke too soon. :-(
    11-14-2016 04:38 PM
  4. murtazaqz's Avatar
    I had the same problem over the last few days and was driving me mad. I rolled back Google photos to the previous version and now the battery drain has been resolved. I left a review mentioning it on the play store and then saw lots of people saying the same thing!
    How do you just roll back to a previous version?
    12-09-2016 07:16 PM
  5. jejb's Avatar
    How do you just roll back to a previous version?
    Go to the app in App Manager, go to More in the upper right corner and choose Uninstall Updates.
    12-10-2016 06:03 AM
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