I have Google Photos installed on my iPhone 6S and would like it to stop automatically syncing my photos. I like to view my pictures but don't want everything backed up.

I have gone into settings on the app and turned off "Backup & sync" but if I take a picture it still gets uploaded! I've tried restarting the app and the iPhone but it still does it.

  • I would disable sync during cellular connection and just live with the options. – William Aug 20 '17 at 3:15

If you turned off back up & sync, then it should not upload the photos to the cloud. However, you can still view the photos in the app, but each picture that is not uploaded will have a no cloud sign -- a cloud icon with a line through it.


Try turning off Background app refresh

  • That option does not seem to work. The Google Photo iOS app continues to upload my photos even when I tell it not to. – rf_wilson Jan 25 '16 at 9:37

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