Why i get my wifes photos on my phone and vice versa

paul pearce

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Have 5 phones on my tmobile account, S6 Edge plus, Note5, S6, J6 and an iphone.
The S6 Edge, the Note5 and the S6 all seem to be sharing each others photos, i.e.

When i take a photo it appears on the other 2 and vice versa. Not just photos taken, but any jpg's or any other picture format that is found on the phone.
This just started happening a couple months back, its very annoying.

The S6 Edge and the Note5 both are using Flikr, but the S6 is not.

We all signed on with our phones with our own individual google accounts

Trying to understand if this is something Android is doing, Samsung, or Tmobile.
Petty sure its not a Flikr thing.

Any help/suggestions much appreciated.
 

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Unless you're linked with the same account somehow, there shouldn't be any 'sync' with pictures between the devices. If you activated the phones with the same Samsung account, then that could explain why you're seeing the picture back up from all phones synced to all devices. Are there any shared accounts that you can find on all phones or any cloud service?
 

paul pearce

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Hmmm, just popped into my head that i signed into my wifes phone with my samsung pay account and my kids phone (the S6) i originally logged in with my samsung pay account when i first got his phone about a year back. That would be crazy if thats causing it, especially as its only started happening the past 2 months or so and i got these phones but samsung pay have been on the phones for nearly a year. Thats the only account all are signed into, like i said, seperate google accounts and no samsung accounts (except for samsung pay, which i believe is seperate to main samsung account).
 

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Check the Account section of your Settings. If all phones have the same Samsung account active and they're all syncing pictures (you can check there what exactly is being backed up/synced), then yeah, that's what did it. Also check in your Gallery settings that Cloud Sync isn't active (that's probably the main cause if you're all using the same Samsung account).