How to disable automatic copying of Google Photos: Check your 15GB

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It arrived on June 1, 2021, and the free unlimited Google Photos storage is gone. Therefore, you need to take care of the free 15GB that the cloud storage platform continues to offer if you have an account. What can you do about it? Turn off automatic copying of Google Photos to so that all the images you have on your smartphone are not saved.

Fortunately, this is a simple process that will take less than a minute of your time. It is also very useful, because it will help you to ensure that those 15 GB free don't run out in the blink of an eye. You know, phone cameras are getting better and better, which results in bigger photos and videos.



Turn off automatic Google Photos backup to save space.

How to disable automatic copying of Google Photos

Unlimited free Google Photos storage is no longer available, even if the images are in high quality rather than original quality. Therefore, it is convenient to take care of those 15GB that are still free to safely store only the most precious photos and videos. Obviously you have to keep in mind that those 15 GB are shared with Gmail and Drive, they are not entirely for photos.

In addition to freeing up space with the Google Photos tool, it is also an interesting option to turn off automatic backup so that you are the one who decides which files are saved in the cloud. These are the steps you need to follow to disable this backup from your mobile:

  1. Open the Google Photos app on your mobile.
  2. Click on your profile photo in the top right corner.
  3. Log in to "Photo settings".
  4. Now, click on the section "Backup and synchronization".
  5. Uncheck the "Create backup and synchronization" box.



These 5 simple steps will get you where you want: disable automatic backup of photos and videos from your smartphone to Google Photos. It is worth mentioning that it is not just delete the application, as mentioned by Google on its user support website, you need to follow the steps mentioned above.



If you don't want to run out of free space in your Google account, we recommend that you check your remaining Google Photos storage. Also, you can turn to other alternatives to Google Photos that also offer you free cloud storage, some of which are unlimited.


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