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Wannabe Geek

#233419 15-Apr-2018 20:40
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My phone's (Samsung A3 2016) storage keeps filling up really quickly so I plug it into my PC and download the photos, however when I look at my phone all the photos are still showing in both Gallery and Google Photos. I keep getting warnings saying that Gallery isn't working properly because of the memory, so I thought I'd just be able to delete them all from the app but when I look at the info on the photos in Gallery it's saying they are saved to Samsung Cloud, so I don't want to just delete all the photos in my Gallery as I am worried it will then delete them from the Samsung Cloud. Does anyone know what I should do? When I plug my phone into my PC, I can't seem to access the Gallery or Google Photos apps directly. When I look in my Camera DCIM folder, there's nothing in there but Gallery and Google Photos still show 1000+ photos. It's affecting the performance of my phone but I can't work out what to do. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!

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Ultimate Geek

  #1996610 15-Apr-2018 20:48
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In Google photos press the 3 horizontal lines on the top left, click "free up space". It should only delete what has been backed up to the cloud.

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Wannabe Geek

  #1996614 15-Apr-2018 20:55
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That's great, thank you! Is there something similar for the Gallery as well? I can't seem to find an option like that.


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Ultimate Geek

  #1996643 15-Apr-2018 21:41
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If everything is backed up then you can just go ahead and delete all from the gallery as you have copies already backed up with Google.

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