Why aren't my photos updating in the native gallery or any app?

Nisanth P

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Dec 2, 2015
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Photos not updating in native gallery or any app


I'm using Moto X for past 1 week. Completely satisfied with phone. Only thing not satisfied is about some problems with Photos and gallery app.

I was saving in all photos and videos in sd card in my previous phone Asus Zenfone 5 (1st gen). Now the folder have some 800 odd pics (1.22 GB) and 90 odd videos (6.8 GB). it was working fine with the native Asus Gallery app or Quick pic (before CM lab takeover). But this is not working in Moto X. I tried with native gallery, Photos and all the top line 3rd party apps for this. I can see the pic when i restart the phone and open the app, if i close and reopen its all blank squares only as thumbnails.I formatted the sd card and copied all the pics once again and checked still the same issue.

Is this a problem of reading from SD card or is it bcos of too many items in one folder. If latter is the case a weaker phone Asus was handling it nicely.

Anyone could help on this.

Thanks in advance

B. Diddy

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Mar 9, 2012
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Welcome to Android Central! The problem might be with the card itself. Have you tried a different card?