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All my photos I take back up to Google photos. but when I delete any off my phone they come off google photos as well which I obviously want to save .I want to delete some pics off my phone to create some space any ideas pls 

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Superuser I
Superuser I

From here select device folders sketch-1491428415520.png

 

 

 

Next you will see images and folder names which when you click will open the folder showing the photos in sideScreenshot_20170406-091707.png

 

 

 

Now when inside the folder select a photo and you will see 3 small dots in the top right click that and you will see this menuScreenshot_20170406-091942.png

 

 

 

From here you can select to delete from the device only or you can back it up before doing so if the automatic back up is turned off.

 

Hope that helps. :smileyhappy:

Superuser I
Superuser I

Hi again the cloud means it has not been uploaded in your picture.

 

On the 1st screen when you bring up the app look in the top right for a cloud with a line through it, 

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 Tap the cloud and this will come up

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 Just tap the slider and it will turn on the upload and upload ALL photos. Or you do each one manually like in your photo and tap the cloud with the arrow.

 

 

 

 

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Superuser I
Superuser I

Hi! its a easy one to fix

 

To delete photos from Device ONLY 
From the Google Photos go to Settings>Free up Device Storage 
this will only delete the photos on the phone you have already uploaded on to the drive
 
or
 
You can also delete device copies manually
Settings/Device Folders

- Select the photo/s
- Click Menu/Delete Device Copy
 
Hope it helps
First Poster
I'm sorry I can't even find device folders. Settings on phone or pic settings .pls
Superuser I
Superuser I

load up the app (Google photo) in the top left side there will be 3 horizontal lines tap that and select "Settings" (a small grey cog is next to it) then you will see Free up device storage.

First Poster

Thankyou . Only thing is I have some photos in folders I want to keep on there as I haven't put my Google photos In folders yet . I used to be able to just go on Google photos delete things and vise versa off my photos without them deleting off each other if you know what I mean 

Superuser I
Superuser I
I don't have a huge amount of knowledge with this app as I use the Samsung one all the time, but I can only see options for removing the odd few or the whole lot for the few you select a image and then in the top right click the 3 dots and remove device copy for use on the phone which would leave it fine on the cloud and if you go in to your google drive you can select to do the same by deleting off the cloud but not the phone I think.
First Poster

I cant even find device Folders im hopeless! 

Superuser I
Superuser I

Ok lets make sure we are on the same track you are in the google app that looks like this?Screenshot_20170405-205256.png

 

 

First Poster

Yes 

Superuser I
Superuser I

Click the 3 horizontal lines (top left) and a menu will come up with those folders sketch-1491428415520.png

 

 

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