1. Closingracer's Avatar
    The new Google photo app is amazing. Backs up my photos plus turns them into animations or collages .

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    05-30-2015 10:21 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Nice. Thanks for the tip.
    05-30-2015 10:31 PM
  3. Closingracer's Avatar
    Nice. Thanks for the tip.
    Plus I believe the only backup photo app to offer unlimited storage* got photos.


    *need to choose high quality not original size for unlimited storage. Original storage uses up your storage on Google Drive


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    05-30-2015 10:53 PM
  4. tanson1011's Avatar
    The new Google photo app is amazing. Backs up my photos plus turns them into animations or collages .

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    I too enjoy it. However it uses over 800mb of space on my iPhone. When I was using google plus to back up my photos the app didn't take up near as much space as the Google photos.

    Anyone else have the same issue? What's the point of using the cloud service if it's taking up as much space as my optimized photo storage.
    06-02-2015 05:14 PM
  5. Closingracer's Avatar
    I too enjoy it. However it uses over 800mb of space on my iPhone. When I was using google plus to back up my photos the app didn't take up near as much space as the Google photos.

    Anyone else have the same issue? What's the point of using the cloud service if it's taking up as much space as my optimized photo storage.
    For me it's using only 200mb or so. I have 128GB iPhone 6 plus so I don't really notice how much space apps take and really using it to backup my pictures.




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    06-02-2015 05:26 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I too enjoy it. However it uses over 800mb of space on my iPhone. When I was using google plus to back up my photos the app didn't take up near as much space as the Google photos.

    Anyone else have the same issue? What's the point of using the cloud service if it's taking up as much space as my optimized photo storage.
    Turn the auto uploads off. It shouldn't take space on your phone. Well, not much. App size.


    06-02-2015 05:28 PM
  7. stepchild's Avatar
    I just tried it and it uses 1.1 gb. I only have one video on my phone. I have no idea where all the space came from.
    06-02-2015 06:42 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I too enjoy it. However it uses over 800mb of space on my iPhone. When I was using google plus to back up my photos the app didn't take up near as much space as the Google photos.

    Anyone else have the same issue? What's the point of using the cloud service if it's taking up as much space as my optimized photo storage.
    Did you delete the photos from your camera roll?


    06-02-2015 06:51 PM
  9. stepchild's Avatar
    I have been uploading to dropbox. So I have no photos in camera roll. Just the one video.
    06-02-2015 06:53 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have been uploading to dropbox. So I have no photos in camera roll. Just the one video.
    What takes up 1.1 gb?


    06-02-2015 07:00 PM
  11. stepchild's Avatar
    I have no idea. That's what is puzzling me.
    06-02-2015 07:04 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have no idea. That's what is puzzling me.
    Where does it show in settings?


    06-02-2015 07:07 PM
  13. stepchild's Avatar
    If you're talking about the usage it's top of list. I just notice my photo and camera show 1.0 gb. So there might be something else causing the issue.
    06-02-2015 07:10 PM
  14. stepchild's Avatar
    The issue was the video I had in my camera roll. It was over a gigabyte.


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    06-02-2015 08:21 PM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The issue was the video I had in my camera roll. It was over a gigabyte.


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    Upload the video to Dropbox.


    06-02-2015 09:57 PM
  16. stepchild's Avatar
    I did


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    06-02-2015 09:58 PM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I did


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    Then it should not be taking 1 gb on your phone. Did you delete it from your camera roll?


    06-02-2015 10:50 PM
  18. stepchild's Avatar
    Yes I deleted it from the camera roll and right now Google photos is only 75 MB


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    06-02-2015 11:43 PM
  19. tanson1011's Avatar
    Did you delete the photos from your camera roll?


    My iPhone camera roll? No. There are optimized.
    06-03-2015 11:42 AM
  20. stepchild's Avatar
    I have been playing around with the app and it does use storage space on my phone. I can delete photos off of camera roll but app still increases in size. It's like you just move the photos from camera roll to this app. If I delete them in app it deletes them everywhere.

    Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I have no idea what.
    06-03-2015 05:10 PM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    My iPhone camera roll? No. There are optimized.
    I have the app downloaded. But I have not used it yet. Are you saying you have no camera roll? If not, where are you viewing photos? What's in your stock photos app?


    06-03-2015 05:36 PM
  22. stepchild's Avatar
    I know you are not quoting me, but I'll tell you my situation. I have no photos in camera roll. I can view them in google photos app. But they show as storage on my phone.
    06-03-2015 05:46 PM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I know you are not quoting me, but I'll tell you my situation. I have no photos in camera roll. I can view them in google photos app. But they show as storage on my phone.
    Do you have iCloud Photo Library turned off? Do you have deleted photos in the Recently Deleted album?


    06-03-2015 08:53 PM
  24. stepchild's Avatar
    I have iCloud photo library turned off. And the photos in my camera roll are deleted totally.


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    06-03-2015 09:02 PM
  25. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have iCloud photo library turned off. And the photos in my camera roll are deleted totally.


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    Yet in Settings >Usage>manage storage, it shows a lot for photos?


    06-03-2015 09:08 PM
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