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Backup (NOT sync) to Google Photos

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Tom_VDJ
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In the past, pictures from Samsung Gallery were backed up automatically in Goolge Photos. This was not a sync, but a backup. So:

- New pictures were uploaded to Google Photos (and that was it).

- If I deleted pictures from Samsung Gallery, they would still be there in Google Photos.

Recently I noticed that now the pictures are synced, meaning that when I delete a picture in Samsung Gallery, it's also removed from Google Photos. But this is NOT what I want! When I now remove a picture by mistake from Samsun Gallery, I do not have a backup anymore in Goolge Photos!

How can I change it again, that a delete on Samsung Gallery is no delete on Goolge Photos?

P.S. Not talking about the "free up space" option. I know this exists, but it's not what I'm looking for, since I do not want to "free up space". I just want to prevent that in case I remove a picture by mistake from Samsung Gallery, I also loose it in Google Photos.

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AndrewL
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@Tom_VDJ: If you capture a photo on your Galaxy device, then please connect to Wi-Fi or Mobile data, depending on your backup preferences in Google Photos, and allow time for the backup process to complete. I tried to recreate the issue, and found that I was able to delete a photo from my Gallery, but the backup in Google Photos remained intact. 

If you delete a photo by mistake, then please tap the 3 lines in the bottom right of the Gallery > Recycle Bin  > Press and hold on the image > Restore. 

Robin999
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You are correct. Items deleted in Samsung Gallery should not be deleted from Google photos. Mine don't. Sync only applies to Microsoft OneDrive. This is not expected behaviour.
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Tom_VDJ
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Thanks for the reply. Making the backup itself is not the problem. Pictures are backed up nicely. But I do not expect the pictures in Google Photos to disappear when I remove them from Samsung Gallery and that's what's happening right now...

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Dangerous69
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I have a Galexy 23 I'm Tring to sync my Google photos to One drive but keeps on saying server error occurred try again later. Need help to resolve this please
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Robin999
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This is a Samsung community. As your query involves 3rd party software, you'd be better asking that question in the Google or Microsoft forums. I'm unaware of any method to sync data between Google photos and Microsoft OneDrive.
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Tom_VDJ
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Yeah, there I get the response: "Since it's Samsung Gallery that is using Google Photos to backup, maybe it's better to ask your question in the Samsung forum."

To be clear: this is about Google Photos, not Microsoft OneDrive.

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Robin999
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Sorry Tom, my reply was to @Dangerous69, not you.
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Tom_VDJ
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Oops, my mistake... I didn't pay attention 😉.

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Robin999
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It's not your fault Tom. This is what happens when ppl hijack other members' posts.
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